Outdoors

You have arrived, and while are stunned by the beauty of the beautiful Elk Valley are completely under-prepared for the conditions. Well, we have experienced it and are here to help! Here are our must-haves during your stay in Fernie and beyond.

The public will have a chance to discuss recreation management in the Koocanusa area at four open houses this November in the communities of Baynes Lake, Jaffray, Grasmere and Elko.

Event Date: 
Repeats every day 1 times. Also includes Sat Jan 11 2020, Sat Feb 08 2020, Sun Mar 08 2020.
Friday, December 13, 2019
Saturday, January 11, 2020
Saturday, February 8, 2020
Sunday, March 8, 2020
Time: 
7:00pm

On the night of the full moon join other skiers for a beautiful moonlit ski around the Fernie Nordic Centre next to Lizard Creek. Bring a snack to share and your headlamp and enjoy the fire and food with friends after the ski! 

Event Date: 
Friday, December 20, 2019
Time: 
9:00am - 4:00pm

Sharpen those skills and get ready for the pow season ahead with an evening full of all things backcountry!

Cost $60. Register online.

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Sun Dec 22 2019.
Saturday, December 21, 2019
Sunday, December 22, 2019
Time: 
9:00am - 4:00pm

Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 (AST 1) is your stepping stone into the backcountry. This course is a must have if you plan on ducking that rope & leaving the resort behind.

Classroom session Dec 21st from 9am - 4pm.

Field day in the backcountry off of Fernie Alpine Resort Dec 22nd. 9am - 4pm.

Cost $229. Register online.

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Sun Nov 10 2019.
Friday, November 8, 2019
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Time: 
4:00pm - 7:00pm

The SkiErg Sprints is an annual virtual race that allows you to compare your 1k time against others worldwide in a one-weekend showdown of SkiErg speed. There are age categories from 12 and under to 80+ as well as adaptive classes. This event is for everyone!

Event Date: 
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Time: 
6:30pm - 9:30pm

Whether you're a backcountry beginner of just looking to brush up your knowledge, this workshop is for anyone who wants to learn more about the backcountry and how to travel safely through it.

They will cover topics including:
- What is unique about Fernie’s Backcountry
- Safe Travel basics
- Backcountry gear and how to use it
- Information resources and how to use them
- and more!
PLUS our BCA rep will be there with some sweet backcountry draw prizes and swag, and we'll be offering some one-night-only specials on backcountry gear!

Event Date: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Time: 
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Chasing a Trace follows biologist Mirjam Barrueto into the alpine of the Columbia Mountains as she searches for signs of the wily wolverine. A tenacious scientist and an endurance athlete, Barrueto is the perfect person to track the wide-ranging mammals. Award-winning filmmaker Leanne Allison takes you deep into British Columbia’s mountains and into the world of a federally listed Species of Concern.

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Sun Jun 14 2020.
Friday, June 12, 2020
Saturday, June 13, 2020
Sunday, June 14, 2020
Time: 

Back for another round in the den, The Lone Wolf is a trail running challenge in Fernie, BC. A simple, fun, looped race. But there’s a catch. Racers start together on the hour as a pack, needing to finish the loop within the hour. As when the next hour strikes, the race starts again, in the opposite direction. The goal? To complete as many loops as you can.

Event Date: 
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Time: 
6:30pm - 9:30pm

If you've always wanted to go for a run dressed like a leprechaun, a monk, a convict, a pickle, a biker, a smurf, a gumball machine, a Viking, an em dash (google it), or a dirt bag runner named Ana - then here's your chance.

Fun evening trot, with prizes for best dressed, a few surprises and post-run complimentary beers at The Fernie Hotel. Meet at Dirt Jump Parking Lot for 6.30PM start, all welcome - bring your buddies!