Have you heard of the Fernie Junior Rippers? You may have seen the signs around town, on the trails, with little animal silhouettes. This is a brilliant new (I think it’s new) summer mountain bike challenge for kids. There’s a map, found in the Summer Fernie Fix edition or online, of all the spots you need to get to, and once you do you pick up a Fernie Junior Ripper badge at one of the local bike shops. I love the idea. My kids have done 5 out of 7 of the checkpoints in their age range and each of them loved finding the signs, the mountain bike experiences and going to pick up their prize.
And who doesn’t love a little scavenger hunt, especially when you can do it on a bike?!
Opening day doesn’t mean much to my family other than the addition of another fun play area for the kids. The kid’s aerial park is a fantastic and shaded place to play for free all summer long.
We are also contemplating signing up the kids for a couple summer camp days. I’ve heard good things about the mini griz rangers.
These are the programs available:
• kids outdoor adventure camp for 6-12 year olds
• camp out at lost boys cafe for ages 8+
• bike camps for ages 8-17
• mini griz rangers program for ages 3-5
Posted in Activity, Biking, Camping, Children and Babies, Fernie Alpine Resort, Fernie BC, Ideas Galore, Living Local, Mountain Biking
Tagged Aerial Park, Fernie, Kid's Program, Opening Day, Summer Camp
Thanks, Rod, for the photos!
A suggestion for Fernie Alpine Resort suggestion box: Some way to refill a water bottle in the lineup at the lifts would be really helpful. It should be easy enough to do and the bikers would thank you for it. Whistler does it, maybe Fernie should too.
Rod took this photo of Ronan and Henry during his bike ride last night. It was a special occasion, Ronan’s first time on Hyper-extension with his new bike. Look how happy he is (on the left)! This is Henry’s millionth time but he’s just as happy as Ronan…if not more.
But they are! Community Appreciation (free day) is on Sunday, June 26th.
Posted in Disc Golf or Frolf, Holiday, Ideas Galore, Mountain Biking, Pets, Vacation
Tagged Dog Friendly, Eco-Resort, Kootenay National Park, Kootenay River, leroy, Nipika Mountain Resort, Rod and Brina
Fernie is experiencing a late spring and many of the mountain bike trails are still wet and should not be ridden. For updates on what to ride and what to respect by giving it some space, check out bikefernie.ca