Outdoors

Spring is in the air and you are probably eager to hit the trails! April can be a tricky month for weather in Fernie. The roads are a good option this time of year in Fernie or the South Country area. You can find some great options around Baynes Lake, Jaffray, Newgate and Fort Steele.  

Between March 26 and 29 vandals destroyed and removed newly-installed recreation use signs in the Koocanusa area, causing an estimated $5,000 in property damage. The signs were installed to communicate the new regulations for the Koocanusa Recreation Management Area, which limits motorized recreation to designated roads and trails, and restricts Crown land camping to designated sites.

Event Date(s): 
Sunday, April 11, 2021
Time: 
9:00am - 4:00pm

Fernie Alpine Resort are so grateful to everyone who supported them this winter. They went into it hoping for the best, and it delivered.

Closing Day has been extended to April 11th; click here for the full announcement.

Enjoy those spring turns!

Event Date(s): 
Repeats every day until Sun Apr 04 2021.
Saturday, April 3, 2021
Sunday, April 4, 2021
Time: 
9:00am - 4:00pm

Fernie Alpine Resort’s Easter Bunny Goes Virtual

Kids get ready for this scavenger hunt gone virtual! As you are skiing/snowboarding around for the day, use the clues to find the Easter Bunny signs hidden on the lower mountain, take a photo with the sign and upload it on the online scavenger hunt form! Every photo gets you into a draw for a special Easter Basket full of Easter treats and Helly Hansen swag!

Event Date(s): 
Repeats every day until Sat Apr 03 2021.
Friday, April 2, 2021
Saturday, April 3, 2021
Time: 

Find the answers to Smith Optics trivia questions by riding various lifts on the mountain for your chance to win a pair of Smith SQUAD MAG goggles and other Smith Optics swag!

How to Participate:

Event Date(s): 
Repeats every day until Sun Mar 28 2021.
Saturday, March 27, 2021
Sunday, March 28, 2021

****EVENT #3 UPDATE****
Dates for the final rail event are being extended! Videos can now be filmed between March 19 and March 28th.  New submission deadline for videos is Tuesday, March 30th, by 9 am MDT.

The Raging Elk Kinky Rail Jam event returns this winter with a new virtual series! Skiers and snowboarders will slide in style at Fernie Alpine Resort Rail Park as they compete against their peers with online video submissions.

The Fernie Women on Wheels program (FWOW), spearheaded by an FTA member club the Fernie Mountain Bike Club (FMBC) has been running since 2013. They are a group of women ripping it up on Fernie’s awesome trails. The group has grown into weekly scheduled rides on Wednesdays and Fridays with approximately 15-20 ladies attending pre COVID-19. They hope to get things rolling again in the Spring, COVID-19 dependent. 

I stop for a rest and look back to watch her progress. My admiration for her grows with every step she takes. She moves along the up-track slowly and methodically, eyes cast down at the path ahead. She’s slower than she used to be, but who can blame her. She is walking for two now. I wonder what thoughts are coursing through her mind. I wonder if the second heart beat in her belly beats in rhythm with her own. 

Event Date(s): 
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Time: 
7:00pm

After a busy year on the trails and behind the scenes, the Fernie Trails Alliance look forward to seeing you on Wednesday March 24, 7PM, via Zoom for their 2021 AGM.

The Koocanusa Recreation Steering Committee (KRSC) is seeking public comment on its Draft 2021 Koocanusa Recreation Strategy, which strives to support and manage Crown land recreation access and use in a way that maintains the ecological integrity, cultural values, recreation experience, and economic value of the Koocanusa area for current and future users.