‘Keep the rubber side Down’.
Kick off this summer as the Downhill Mountain Bike season begins on Saturday June 28th, 2008 at Fernie Alpine Resort. The Bike Trail Crew is doing a great job getting the trails cleared, doing erosion control, run-off management and doing trail maintenance. We had over 37 feet of snow at Fernie Alpine Resort (http://www.skifernie.com) and a cold Spring so they have had their work cut out for them. People in Fernie could not wait to get out on their bikes and now summer has truly arrived.
Marc Ledoux is doing great work and has prepared a real solid plan to continue to highlight what Fernie is famous for! Fernie Alpine Resort (http://www.skifernie.com) is mostly single track, techy riding. Natural features abound. In taking the focus away from jumping, we are moving trail development to wider trails, less grade, berms, wall rides and drops. The crew is also working on a new run on the Timber side and also creating a kick ass Dual Slalom track on the Mighty Moose! Should be lots of fun!
Let me know what you think and look forward to seeing you on the trails this weekend!
Fernie – the community is a must ride mountain bike destination. The local Fernie Mountain Bike Club has been out working hard on trail maintenance. With an incredible array of trails for all levels the toughest part is making your selection- check out the Fernie Mountain Bike Map – a good resource to get you started finding a trail that suits your riding style- it is available at Polar Peek Books, Board Stiff, Fernie Sports, Guides Hut, Ski Base and Straight Line.
There is so much to do in Fernie this summer. You can't beat summer in the Canadian Rockies!. Some of my favorites-
Fernie Writers Conference – July 15-27th – visit http://www.ferniewriters.org
Trans Rockies – Aug 10th-16th – http://www.transrockies.com
3rd Annual Full Throttle Mountain Bike Festival- Aug 23-24th – http://www.skifernie.com
Let me know what your favorite summertime event is in Fernie?