family

There is nothing more rewarding than watching your children thrive on the mountain. Seeing their genuine enjoyment of snow, skiing and shredding. To watch them fall in love with exactly what you love: Fernie powder.

Being a parent may be one of the most joyful experiences imaginable. Although, we sometimes forget about the joy of being parents among all the tantrums, whining and fighting. The days feel too short, we are tired and our patience level can be low.

Love. A complex emotion explored through books, poetry, art and song for centuries. Discussed and debated in depth by theologists, philosophers, psychologists, and among friends and family.

Oxytocin is a hormone and neurotransmitter, produced in the brain by the hypothalamus and released by the pituitary gland. It is perhaps best known for its involvement in childbirth and breastfeeding but its actions and potential benefits go far beyond the period of childbearing.

My son was born just shy of Valentine’s Day. The first article of clothing to adorn his body was a red knitted toque with a white heart on it, donated to the hospital by caring volunteers. His first experience of the world, besides utter shock I assume, was one of love. Warm, soft and cozy love.

Setting goals is one thing, but making a plan to follow through is next level. This is what makes a streak so exceptional. A streak can be partnered with a New Year’s resolution or a word of the year, and make either one more powerful.

People are going to want to visit you in Fernie - period. Here are great options to send family members or those looking for somewhere cozy to spend the nights.

Gold: 
Park Place Lodge
Silver: 
Snow Valley Lodging
Bronze: 
Best Western

Holiday time is magical for many reasons, but the date on the calendar does not bring the magic. It’s the special way we feel that transforms annual rituals from mere activities into something deeply meaningful.

We have all seen the perfect Christmas in the movies. A flawlessly decorated home sets the scene with a perfectly adorned tree. The expectation of the perfect Christmas can leave us feeling lesser than or not quite enough.

In November, Mr. and Mrs. Claus took the time to meet with me prior to the mad rush of the holiday season. While they admitted they were a wee nervous to leave the elves to their work back at the North Pole, they also confessed their love for our mountain town and were happy for an additional excuse to visit.