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Winter 2016 is underway

Monday • December 5, 2016

The recent snowfall in Fernie provided plenty of great photo ops in town and on the mountains. It's been hard to not fall in love with the outdoors these last few days!

Fernie Alpine Resort opened for Winter 2016 with crowds queueing from the early hours waiting for the gates to open. Some even went as far as camping overnight in order to be first to load Timber Chair and shred down the untouched powder.

Fat bikes may have begun as a laughable fad when they first appeared nearly a decade ago, but they're fast becoming a common sight on the Fernie trails. Global Fat Biking Day took place on Saturday 3rd December with a fantastic turn out for two guided tours provided by Fernie Mountain Bike Club up into Ridgemont and Montane Trails. 

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Fernie Alpine Resort is open again for another winter! (@mountainmancole)


A photo posted by Cole Pellerin (@mountainmancole) on


More on-slope fun: (@djwald)

Global Fat Bike Day saw huge packs of riders hitting the trails 

Backcountry is looking sweet for sledders 
(@brandonsadam & @erpbezak):


Good day of riding with @erpbezak #arcticcat #skidoo #fernie

A photo posted by @brandonsadam on

Fairy Creek Falls is as stunning as ever with its wintery coat draped over the bank 


Hiking at Ferry Creek Falls in Fernie.#Fernie #hiking #hikingadventures

A photo posted by Don Anderson (@the_concrete_fix) on

Fernie Ghostriders won b
ack-to-back fixtures against local rivals Kimberley Dynamiters. Both times they overturned a first-period deficit, creating an electrified atmosphere at Fernie Memorial Arena.

It wasn't just people who were enjoying the wintery snowfall 

Even with the ski lifts back in operation, some people like @jeremymccalla still love the peace of backcountry boarding, and the reward of 'earning their turn'...


Sunday Funday #lovefernie #snowboarding #slackcountry #mountains #stoked

A photo posted by jeremymccalla (@jeremymccalla) on

...and some are content having the local rivers and trout all to themselves

The consensus seems to be that we're all pretty stoked of the winter coming 


Day two most definitely delivered ????[@ferniealpineresort]

A photo posted by Abby Cooper (@abbydells) on

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