Spring Has Sprung!
With the weather getting warmer some people may assume that little ski-town of Fernie is packing up and closing down until next winter. Fortunately, that assumption is incorrect as spring in Fernie is yet another season that is jam-packed with loads of activities allowing people to enjoy the weather. The snow banks in town are starting to get smaller, and the roads are getting drier but the mountain still has a healthy coat of white meaning people can still head up and enjoy spring style skiing -a whole new experience compared to riding on powder. The trails are clearing up so the bikes are coming out of winter storage and hiking boots are being laced up. Layers of ice on the Elk River are melting allowing the fisherman their first casts of the season and boat-enthusiasts are already eager bring out their kayaks and canoes. Campfires are being lit, tents and trailers are heading up to the parks for camping, and photographers are venturing out to catch a shot of the animals returning from their winter vacations.
The ski hill has in no way slowed down and this is made clear with all the events they have on for the upcoming weeks. From the Monster Energy Boarderstyle competition to the infamous Hot Dog Day, and even the Coca Cola Slope Soaker, it’s impossible for a dull moment to exist. The town is also keeping busy with live music every week and exciting, themed parties at the bars for people to enjoy after a day spent outside.
Spring Stay Free Promotion
If you are itching to get your goggle tan perfected or to try out your legs on a bike after a long winter, Fernie is the place to be. With our new spring promotion here at Red Tree Lodge, you are able to enjoy all your favourite activities as the new season rolls in. Stay 3 nights and get the 3rd night FREE and don’t forget to ask about out late check out option when you call us at 1-800-977-2977 to book. This promotion is not available if you book online so give us a call and save on your Fernie accommodations!
Visitors from all over North America, some as far as Florida, come to the Kootenays and Fernie to experience fly fishing the popular Westslope Cutthroat Trout.
What makes Fernie so appealing to enthusiasts is that the many rivers, including the popular Elk River and it’s tributaries, a freestone river system above the town of Elko, is pristine territory for the popular trout and other native fish species. With the beautiful surroundings each day, it makes for an adventure that will provide you with a lifetime of memories.
Fishing season usually begins in June, after spawning season has finished. Outside of the fishing months (June, July, August and September), there is good fishing in many lakes near Fernie. If you’ve never been on a guided fly fishing trip, fly fishing or to Fernie, then don’t hesitate to sign up for a guided fishing trip with one of the three amazing local fly shops: Elk River Guiding, Fernie Fly Fishing and Kootenay Fly Shop and Guiding. Each outfitter offers expertise, equipment and intimate knowledge of the local rivers. Typically, a day on the Elk River starts in town with the procurement of appropriate licenses and tackle. Followed by a drive to a launch site; your guide will float the boat downstream with just two clients, pausing for lunch and some wading in the best spots. In the Elk River’s tributaries, the approach is usually limited to walk and wade.
Whether you’re a novice or an accomplished fly angler, a guided fishing trip is the best way to experience a new river. If you’ve made the decision to go on a guided trip, be sure to stay at the Red Tree Lodge. We’re centrally located in Fernie, close to the outfitters and the river, providing comfortable accommodation with unrivaled amenities. Our team of friendly and knowledgeable staff will make sure you make the most of your vacation.
As the temperature outside moves from the negative to the plus side, we know that summer is soon upon us. Fernie is known for it’s winter filled endless powder days and smiling faces, but come summer the smiling faces are still around. The endless powder days are now endless sunny days.
At the Red Tree Lodge we’re all about making your stay in Fernie a memorable one and that’s why we’ve teamed up with some great local outfitters to provide summer Stay & Play packages. Get dirty and see amazing views while you downhill bike at Fernie Alpine Resort, or for a more relaxed afternoon take a float trip down the Elk River. Take up Fernie’s favorite summer past time, fly fishing and catch world renowned cut throat trout. Play 9 holes on a championship course or if you’re looking for something for the whole family, then white water rafting on class 2/3/4 rapids makes for an unforgettable afternoon!
This weekend Christy, our Marketing Director is in Calgary, AB at the Calgary Outdoor Adventure Show promoting our Find Your Adventure Specials and giving you the opportunity to learn more about us, Fernie and our packages. Stop by our booth and chat with Christy to learn about our specials! If you aren’t in Calgary, then I’ll let you in on the specials.
Book your white water rafting adventure before May 17th and stay before July 30th and save 20% off your package! Just mention the code COAS13 when you book and it’s that easy! You can save 20% on our biking packages too! 2 Day Skills Course, Kid’s Bike Camp Weekend and more! Call us today at 1-800-977-2977 and Find Your Adventure.