• Brown dried trees and vegetation line one side of the Elk River bank and tall conifer pines trees are clustered on the other side with the backdrop of the snow capped Rocky Mountains far in the distance. The Elk River in Fernie, BC on a winter day with brown and dried vegetation, barren trees and sturdy pine trees at the river's banks and snowy Rocky Mountains in the distance.

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Summer’s just around the corner and what better way to kick it off than by attending Summer Opening Day at the Fernie Alpine Resort. Yes, ski season is over for now, but there’s still plenty to do on the hill, especially for nature lovers. June 22nd is the first day for full operations for the summer season and there will be tons to take in.

With 37 marked trails, there’s non-stop mountain biking fun to be had. There’s something for everyone, with trails ranging from beginner to expert and everything in between. The rugged terrain has all kinds of surprises so you’ll never get bored. On the expert trails you’ll find ladders, bumps, bridges, stunts, and berms.

If you don’t have your own bike or just didn’t bring it, not to worry. The resort has rentals and features SCOTT Voltage FR 720 and SCOTT Junior Voltage Downhill bikes, pads & helmets. If you want to fully immerse yourself in mountain biking while you’re here, there’s plenty of opportunity. For true enthusiasts, there are also bike camps, clinics, lessons and other bike related events.

If mountain biking is not your thing, there’s still lots to do. Take in the stunning scenery while exploring the many hiking trails. Have an adventure at the Aerial Park, featuring high ropes, treetop bridges, and mini ziplines—plus free kids mini-park. Play some tennis or get the adrenaline pumping on the zipline. For the less adventurous, chairlift rides offer a relaxing way to take in the spectacular landscape. If you have kids with you, take advantage of the Kids Outdoor Adventure Camps, Freeride Camps and Mountaintop Sleepovers.

With all this activity on the cards you’ll need relaxing accomodation in the Fernie area. The Fernie Stanford Resort is set in the heart of the action, but provides the ideal setting to unwind. We offer spacious rooms, suites, and condos, an award winning restaurant, waterslides, and friendly staff.