By Powder Matt Mosteller The 2013/2014 ski season is off to an amazing start in the Canadian Rockies with record November snowfall. Ski resorts along the famed Powder Highway in British Columbia, like Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Kimberley Alpine Resort and Fernie Alpine Resort all received incredible early season snowfalls this week. Record Early Season
November 5, 2013 TODAY – VOTE FOR FERNIE IN ROUND 2 OF THE SKI TOWN THROWDOWN – FERNIE VS. RED Calling all Fernie Lovers, Fernie followers, Fernie Friends! We need your help to knock the reigning champs out of Round 2 in Powder Magazine’s Ski Town Throwdown. VOTE Today and help Fernie make it to
By Powder Matt Mosteller Ski season starts early in the Canadian Rockies with first tracks October 14th 2013. Welcome news to all skiers and snowboarders is the posted ‘Snow Warnings’ for the Canadian Rockies with up to 20cm potentially on Sunday Oct 27th. The Weather Network issued a weather warning today with a potent winter
By Powder Matt Mosteller Frost is on the ground, the birds are flying south, the leafs are turning colors, the cold smoke has hit the ground are just some of the ways that I have seen ski resorts communicate the change of the season. Fall is the season of change and there are 100’s of
BY Powder Matt Mosteller First snow delights skiers and snowboarders as the Canadian Rockies get hit with mother nature’s first major snow storm. Nakiska Ski Area, site of the 1988 Olympics, gets pounded by first major snowstorm of the season. Nakiska is planning to open October 26th making it one of the first ski resorts
By Powder Matt Mosteller The BC Alpine Ski Team held their key summer fitness training camp in Fernie, British Columbia. They picked Fernie because it is the ultimate Rocky Mountain basecamp for adventure. The team biked, hiked, and did a comprehensive sport specific dryland training camp. We thank all of the partners for supporting this
BY Powder Matt Mosteller The Dunn family of Fernie, British Columbia, is not your normal family. This family goes the distance to support winter and summer sports and activities in the community of Fernie. Colleen spent years as the assistant ski school director at Marmot Basin, Jasper, Alberta before coming down the Canadian Rockies to
By Matt MOsteller The Mountain Lakes Trail near Fernie, British Columbia, is one of the most scenic hiking trails in the Canadian Rockies. The trail is also known as ‘Heiko’s Trail’ in honor of the local mountain legend, who spent years hand building sections of trail and creating unique wooden features, trolls, steps and bridges.
BY Powder Matt Last week we were fortunate to have some of the most fit athletes in Canada training at Fernie Alpine Resort. The Canadian National Women’s Ski Team ran, rode their mountain bikes and did extensive summer fitness training by hosting one of their summer camps in Fernie, British Columbia. We wish all of
By Powder Matt Fernie, British Columbia, fast becoming the hub for adventure races in the Canadian Rockies. This past weekend Fernie, British Columbia, hosted the Trans Rockies Ultra and Trans Rockies Enduro. Trans Rockies, famous for hosting their multi day mountain bike races, had a huge turn out for their latest events. Bright and early
By Powder Matt The floods have taken away structures but not the spirit of Calgarians and Albertans! Our hearts and thoughts go out to those who have suffered during this challenging times. For many who have been trying to contact various Resorts of the Canadian Rockies, Calgary office team members we apologize for the delay
By Powder Matt We start the countdown to summer adventure season with a special kick off the season event- Preview Weekends at both Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and Fernie Alpine Resort June 22 & June 23rd. While we are celebrating summer don’t forget that this is the last day (Saturday June 15th) to purchase your
By Powder Matt Summer season is getting ready to roll with a preview weekend June 22nd & June 23rd and regular 7 day a week operation starting June 28th. The trail crew is full gear getting trails for hiking and mountain biking all ready to go. Two of our newest members of trail crew decided
The Temperance League I recently saw the virtue of temperance described as “the combination of inspiring history with modern day beauty; where tradition meets newness”. No better words could encapsulate what your FAR Bike Crew has been up to since our last update. After completing general spring trail clean up and hazard tree removal last
By Powder Matt Starting with a preview weekend of June 22nd & June 23rd mountain bikers will enjoy riding the new trail enhancements at Fernie Alpine Resort downhill mountain bike park. Regular 7 day a week summer mountain bike park opens June 28th Summer is celebrated on two wheels in Fernie, British Columbia. Grab your
By Powder Matt Looking for some real adventure this summer? why not book you and your buddies a weekend away in Fernie, BC to well….have loads of fun and some great old fashioned playground fun! Mudd, Sweat and Tears offers 5k, 10k and the MST Monster obstacle course mud run events of extreme proportion. The
By Powder Matt Countdown to Summer Mountain Biking season at Fernie Alpine Resort bike park TGIM (Thanks Goodness It’s May) Hooray for May. Toes of stubborn snow make slow retreats into the last shady alcoves on the lower mountain; clearing way for tender green grass to weave through persistent thatch, straining to reach warm breezes.
By Powder Matt Spring Adventures abound in the Canadian Rockies perfect place to hike, bike, boat and ski tour Set yourself adrift in the Rockies for starters….Mountain towns abound but check out these three British Columbia adventure towns, Fernie, Golden and Kimberley. Each offers the magic mix of river, mountains and trails. A Rockies multi-sport
FERNIVAL, THE BIGGEST FREE PARTY IN THE ROCKIES, THIS YEAR FEATURING CHILLIWACK IS THIS WEEKEND Fernie Alpine Resort is known for throwing some epic parties, however the annual Fernival festival is one of the favourites for adults & kids! Join us on Saturday for Live music, openers are Cumberland followed up with the Main Act,
By Powder Matt http://youtu.be/taxEQWHh_Lo On April 6th, 2013, the inaugural “Monster Energy Enemy Lines” will take place. 26 Pro Skiers will line up on top of the infamous “Headwall” at Fernie Mountain Resort with the same goal of beating all other competitors in an all-at-once race to the village at the bottom of the valley.
BY Powder Matt Ski film star Lynsey Dyer stopped by Kicking Horse Mountain Resort to enjoy some turns, experiencing some of the 80 plus in-bound chutes and taking in non-stop, over 4000 vertical, top to bottom bliss ski runs. She also enjoyed some of the deep champagne powder the ski resort is famous for! Enjoy!