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Fernie Fitness Goals for 2019

It all sounds pretty familiar at this time of year. Exercise more, get fitter, lose weight. Heard it all before?

Check out these Fernie events to inspire you to reach your New Year goals.

Fernie Lizard Skinner - 19th - 20th January

The idea is as simple as racing in alpine terrain through a series of climbs and descents using ski touring gear, and skins. Don't let the racing lycra put you off. This event is open to all from recreational ski tourers, splitboarders to racing elites. Registration for the Lizard Skinner Skimo race is now open.

Fernie's 2nd Annual Birkenbeiner! - March 10th 2019

Wrapping up Fernie's cross country skiing season is the Fernie Birkie. Fancy dress is optional, totally encouraged, but very importantly it is unscientifically proved to make you faster around this classic course. This 50km event won't an event for the faint-hearted.


Raging Elk Powder Pedal Paddle - April 13th 2019

This ski season-ending tradition continues at Fernie Alpine Resort. This quadrathlon event has racers mass starting from the top of the Griz Face skiing down to the resort base. A fast transition out of ski boots and the race continues into town via bike, into a kayak for a paddle down the Elk River back to the resort. Just as the lactic acid starts setting in, the final stage takes racers back uphill to the resort and over the finish line. Take on the PPP as a relay team of two to five members, or solo if you dare.


Lone Wolf - June 15 2019

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? Outrun your competitors, complete as many loops as you can and be the Lone Wolf



Lucky 7s - June 28th

Lucky 7s is a mountain bike race is held on a super fun intermediate cross-country mountain bike loop approximately 13km in length. Do as many laps as you can in up to 7 hours. Great for teams of up to 3 riders or for those competitive riders that want to challenge the course solo or with 2 riders.


Elk Valley Ultra - July 27th 2019

This event has sold out in previous years and is easily the toughest running event on the Fernie calendar. The ultra tough Elk Valley Ultra 50km trail run encompasses some of Fernie’s best and beautiful trails, including the iconic Mount Fernie to Windy Pass to Island Lake Lodge high alpine route.


Tears & Gears - September 2nd 2019

Tears And Gears runners and bikers can expect flats, climbs, and downhills on some of Fernie’s most fun singletrack trails. Catering to all ages and abilities, the race is a fun, competitive event featuring solo, team, classic and kids categories


Fernie Half Marathon & 10k - September 30th 2019 

The Fernie Half Marathon is an all-trail course that winds along the Elk River and follows a community trail system is both challenging and beautiful.