Once upon a time, in a sleepy little coal town nestled in the majestic Rocky Mountains in the East Kootenays, some exciting things happened – the town was abuzz – a ski hill was built and curious adventurers traveled from far and wide to see this wondrous new addition. Soon they wanted to stay for days at a time so accommodations were built…..cozy little cabins, chalets, lodges and condos. These folk needed to eat and just like a well-watered garden, an eclectic assortment of restaurants began popping up all over town. Cat skiing, nordic skiing and snowmobiling all surged forward in popularity. Wow! Fernie BC certainly seemed to be booming in the winter….but what about summer?
Fernie is blessed with natural outdoor elements……mountains for hiking, river for fishing and white water rafting, and thanks to a group of passionate, experienced volunteers in the community, some very well maintained biking trails throughout the whole valley. Now once again, something exciting has happened…the town is abuzz…..the Fernie Aerial Playground & Rippin’ Zipline at Fernie Alpine Resort is open and I was fortunate enough to try it out on the weekend….are you kidding me? I don’t think I could have had more fun if I tried! Three hours of pure adrenalin – climbing, balancing, crawling and playing on ropes, cables, tires, snowboards, logs, swings, etc and zipping from tree to tree…I believe I may have even done a chest-pounding Tarzan yell at one point! It was suggested by the very well trained, safety-oriented, friendly staff that I should start on the green (easy) features as it was my first time and then gradually move up to blue (intermediate) but within an hour or so, I was way up into the atmosphere stylin’ it on the blacks (most difficult) where I discovered that at my age I’m still pretty limber! This place is fantastic and will be great for families, parties, team building, and corporate retreats! I cannot wait to go back again…it’s kind of addictive!
So gather the family together and take advantage of our Fernie Family Play & Stay Deal which includes accommodation, mountain biking and a family pass to the Aerial Playground. Or perhaps go visit your boss and tell him it’s high time for a team building session or even a corporate retreat and let us help you organize it. Come to Fernie and live happily ever after!
Love Fernie in the Summer!