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Hiking Larch Valley , Banff National Park

Soon we will be hitting the slopes but while the kids head back to school, late summer is the best time to hit the trail in the Canadian Rockies. Experience the Canadian Rockies the way they’re meant to be- on foot.               Top 5 Fall don’t miss hikes in

6 spectacular hikes in the Canadian Rockies
Friday, 23 June 2017 by

Mountain Lakes Trail, Fernie, BC Make it a long day and enjoy jaw-dropping views all along the way—21 km one way—that ends with a cold beer (if you like) . This epic—one of my favourites—is full of surprises at every switchback. Expect hidden rock trolls, waterfalls, limestone caves and high alpine meadows. Polar Peak, Fernie Alpine

Big cedar forest offers wonderful mountain biking experience
Off season Ski Training – Take a Hike
Thursday, 08 June 2017 by

The famed American poet, Walt Whitman, once said, “Now I see the secret of the making of the best persons. It is to grow in the open air, and to eat and sleep with the earth.” Why go Hiking? For me it’s one of the few activities where you can totally unplug, a cherished bit

powder skiing, Fernie, BC
How to take care of your ski and snowboard gear for the ‘off – season’
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 by

Be adventure ready anytime! Here are some tips for storing your ski and snowboard equipment, to ensure you’ll have peace of mind knowing your gear is good to go next winter.   Fernie, BC, renowned for its epic powder, celebrates the 80’s & 90’s like no other mountain town as the tunes belt out from

mountain biking british columbia
How to get started Mountain Biking this summer
Wednesday, 19 April 2017 by

Take time this summer to roll slowly along a valley trail in the mountains. Why? Goodness. Hey just 20 minutes each day outdoors provides incredible health and wellness benefits. You can’t. Don’t listen to those who tell you can’t do something. Don’t let barriers stop you from learning a new sport. Balance is good. Challenge

avy dog
Fernie has gone to the dogs
Thursday, 26 January 2017 by

We are fortunate at Fernie Alpine Resort to have a very talented and skilled professional Ski Patrol. In addition to this crew is the incredible team and amazingly talented crew of avalanche rescue dogs! Meet the dog team. For more on the Fernie Ski Patrol check out the documentary Triggered. Neko (ski patrol assistant –

crazy big storm hits Fernie, BC
A case of the Big Monday’s at Fernie Alpine Resort
Monday, 12 December 2016 by

Everyone is saying it. We’ll if you know Fernie you are. They are saying ‘Thank you Griz!’. Why? Because one of those epic storms just rolled in over the weekend. A powerful cold front meets a powderful front of precipitation. They collided and you guessed it….It puked snow! Here are some of the eye candy

It is snowing here. We love snow here. In fact the famed Powder Highway of British Columbia is known for snow. Lots of it. Up to 50 feet in some places. But it is more than that. Cool mountain towns dot this road, filled with passionate people you will enjoy spending time with. So combined

Running clinic

  http://globalnews.ca/video/2972118/5-fall-hikes-in-and-around-the-canadian-rockies/ Thanks to Global TV Calgary for giving the opportunity to share the outdoors! Today’s segment is on Top 5 places to go for a great Fall hike in and around the Canadian Rockies. Key for me is the importance for adults of Play! No better place than to Play outside than having the

Who does not like killer tunes, inspiration from a motivator and doing something that is good for you! Hit YYC Cycle to get in on the fun and catch the energy! A couple of months away from the snow flying and the ski lifts spinning makes this a perfect time to start your cross training program.

La Nina is baaaaack! Well if the stormy summer at hand is any indication of what we can expect for our winter along the Powder Highway /British Columbia side of the Canadian Rockies, then get those big sticks ready as the pow season could be intense! El Nino was good to us last winter but

ridge walk the highlight of any summer trip in the Canadian Rockies
Summer hiking in the Canadian Rockies
Thursday, 28 April 2016 by

Now that you’re interested in hiking in the Canadian Rockies let us share with you the best outlets to get more information on the regions and areas of hiking in the Canadian Rockies; Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Golden, B.C “Float above the clouds as you are whisked to 7,700 feet. Take in panoramic views of

Fernival a spring skiing music festival
Fernie 4 Minute Film Festival headlines another great 80’s weekend in Fernie
Thursday, 31 March 2016 by

Over a year ago and few beers later we are fortunate the crew and our friends at Bomb Snow and Teton Gravity Research have come up with a really cool video showdown concept. It is really happening! The inaugral Fernie 4 Minute Film Festival starts April 5th at Fernie Alpine Resort. Bomb Snow and Teton

Monster launches new Boarderstyle event
Monster launches new Boarderstyle event at Fernie Alpine Resort
Wednesday, 17 February 2016 by

 shhhhh….can you keep this to yourself? Well something real fun to watch is going down at Fernie Alpine Resort, March 18-19 By now you probably know about Boarderstyle, the event Monster Energy introduced at the Shred Show in 2011.  Pitting four riders at a time in a head-to-head boardercross-style race integrated with big slopestyle terrain

Winter worthy for your next ski vacation
Tuesday, 12 January 2016 by

It is unfortunate that Winter is taking a slow boat to arrive in some parts of North America but that is not the case along the Powder Highway of British Columbia. Can you say speedboat. Here along the Powder Highway the snow came early and hard. In fact Kicking Horse Mountain Resort had its earliest

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort makes top 10 snowfall totals in North America!
Thursday, 03 December 2015 by

Real SNOW Alert! If you live in Alberta you have quick access to some of the deepest snow in North America right now! If you don’t live here then Kicking Horse Mountain Resort makes a great choice for your Ski Vacation this winter. El Nino thank you for bringing winter Here! Don’t forget to check

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort a top ski resort in Canada
First ski turns in the Canadian Rockies happen at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
Thursday, 05 November 2015 by

The Golden ski season is just about ready to start, with multiple recent snow storms hitting the Mountain Resort accumulating more than 60 cms in the alpine, ski patrol has had to start their ‘training’ early this year and have already got in their first turns on November 2nd!  Kicking Horse Mountain resort is scheduled

Mountain running, Golden BC
Golden Ultra trail running event hits Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
Monday, 21 September 2015 by

This past weekend (September 18-20) was the Golden Ultra running race. This is one of the premier mountain trail running events in Canada. Friday was the uphill race (in the pictures): 5km, 1000m of vertical gain from Kicking Horse Mountain Resort base area village all the way to the Eagles Eye Restaurant at the top

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort site of trail running event
Fall perfect hike in the Canadian Rockies
Monday, 24 August 2015 by

Don’t have much time and or new to hiking in the mountains? Why not check out Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, located in Golden, British Columbia, just 2.5 hrs from Calgary along the Trans Canada highway. For first timers will love that you can access the high alpine country, that would normally require a massive climb

Santa will have a hard time shoveling snow to find the Chimney
Skiers happy with Blizzard of potential snow in winter 2016 weather forecast
Monday, 17 August 2015 by

By Powder Matt While still enjoying the heat of summer it is time to dig into the early winter 2016 forecast. Time to start building that stoke. Right now there is loads of chatter out there about the current forecast showing the winter of 2016 to be one of the strongest El Ninos on recent

crews working on new Via Ferrata
New Via Ferrata getting closer to completion at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
Monday, 22 June 2015 by

We are getting closer to completing one of 3 Via Ferrata’s in Canada at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. We can’t wait to share this new adventure experience. We are stoked to be able to bring a safe climbing experience for many to try something in the past they would only dream of doing. Here is

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