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MEET OUR PROS

Summer Adventure School

Meet our Summer Adventure Pros!

Hover over the pictures below and learn more about our trusted coaches & guides.

Aidan

Aidan grew up on two wheels, following his parents as they raced cross-country mountain bikes in the Eastern United States. This led to his love of bikes, which saw him transition into racing BMX, downhill, and enduro to this day. Outside of racing, Aidan has worked in the bike industry in many roles, which include being a bike mechanic, trail builder, guide, and level 2 coach. Aidan loves to share his passion for bikes with others in any way he can. When not riding his bike or working in the bike industry, Aidan owns a photography business that allows him to travel BC, capturing skiing, weddings and landscapes.

Aidan

Mountain Bike Coach

Cindy

Cindy's mountain bike journey began in the Fall of 2017 when she moved to Fernie and rode the trails around Fernie Alpine Resort! That winter, she was introduced to fat biking and started road cycling in 2018. She has been part of the bike community since! Cindy completed her PMBIA Level 1 in April 2022 and loves introducing trails and features to beginners to intermediate riders of all ages! You can find Cindy working downtown in the bike shop, organizing social rides or enjoying the beautiful outdoors.

Cindy

Mountain Bike Coach & Hiking Guide

Will is currently working towards his level 3 PMBIA certification. Previously employed at Giant Bicycles, Will gained valuable industry insights and developed a deep understanding of bike mechanics. Currently working as a bike mechanic at Straight Line Bicycles, he possesses comprehensive knowledge of bike maintenance and repair, ensuring that every two-wheeled machine he touches operates at its best. Passionate, experienced, and dedicated, Will is committed to fostering a love for cycling and helping others reach their full potential on two wheels. Whether coaching riders, fine-tuning bikes, or embarking on thrilling biking adventures, he brings enthusiasm and experience to every endeavour.

Will

Mountain Bike Coach

Janet

Janet Lee – Bike Coach Janet fell into mountain biking when she started adventure racing. She raced cross country for a while and was a member of the Terrascape Racing team. She worked for Sacred Rides and coached youth and adults for RCR, College of the Rockies, and Sweet Riders since 2014. Janet loves seeing participants progress, gain skills and leave feeling stoked about biking. When not doing her day job as an Occupational Therapist, she can be found discovering new trails and continuing to develop my technical riding skills. She is working towards PMBIA Level 2 air certification.

Janet

Mountain Bike Coach

Francesca

Francesca has been mountain biking in the valley for 20 years and is passionate about empowering women to feel confident on the trails. Outside of biking, she is a Level Two Ski Instructor and trail runs, rides her horses, walks her three dogs and does anything to get outside. Francesca is a mental health therapist who works with individuals and couples to help them feel awesome. Additionally, she is the mother of three incredible adult children.

Francesca

Mountain Bike Coach

David

David has been playing around on bikes since 1989, starting by riding hardtails bouncing around with only one inch of travel. David honed his skills riding the technical single track in Whistler, BC, during the early 1990s, then progressed into XC racing. He retired from racing in 2000. David turned to coaching ten years ago. Being a Dakine and TREK brand ambassador, David is rolling through life on two wheels. When he is not mountain biking, he can be found teaching snowboarding, backcountry split boarding, or chilling on a paddleboard at some lake or slow-moving river.

David

Mountian Bike Coach

Dane

Dane developed a love for nature and geology as a child and, through the years, has acquired a great appreciation for the world around him. Dane works at the Interpretive Centre and is a Guiding Hiking guide on the mountain. He enjoys exploring natural landscapes and is driven to share his knowledge and learn more from others. One of Dane's main focus areas is fossils and geology, and the plants and animals that inhabit it. Dane knows the hiking trails of Fernie Alpine Resort well and loves to help guests make the most of their day at the resort. Dane is a university student who enjoys his hobbies when not working at Fernie Alpine Resort.

Dane

Hiking Guide & Interpretive Centre

Sue

Fernie Alpine Resort has been Sue's playground for over 25 years. She has been conquering the hikes of Fernie and the Canadian Rockies for over 30 years. Sue is passionate about sharing her love of the valley with visitors worldwide, both in summer and as a snowshoe guide in the winter.

Sue

Hiking Guide

Gary

Born in Calgary, Gary has hiked in the Rockies since he was a young boy and has been coming to Fernie most weekends since 1989. His favourite summer pastimes are hiking, mountain biking and flyfishing. With his wife of 33 years, they raised two daughters to love and enjoy the mountains. He studied Geology at University and has recently retired and has been living full-time in Fernie since 2020. He wakes every morning to look up at the Lizard Bowl headwall and marvels at the special place where he lives.

Gary

Hiking Guide

Teresa

Growing up, Teresa always enjoyed going on hikes and exploring the outdoors with her family. She has been a snowboard and ski instructor for the last five winters and enjoys spreading her love of the sport with others and watching them improve. She came to Fernie as a student of the MAST (Mountain Adventure Skills Training) program at the College of the Rockies to expand on her knowledge of the outdoors and natural history.

Teresa

Kids Camp Guide

Saf

Saf is always outdoors, whether hiking up a mountain, playing softball, lacrosse or skiing. She moved from the UK to the valley this past winter to work as a ski instructor, and Fernie charmed her so much that she decided to stay. Her latest adventure saw her climb a volcano to 13,000 ft in Central America! Saf finds joy in working outdoors in nature and exploring new places and trails, and she is excited to travel around Canada and experience the wildlife and scenery here!

Saf

Kids Camp and Hiking Guide

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