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Ex-nonstopers Gap Year Adventure

Nat came on our 11 week instructor course in 2010/2011. Here’s a bit about what she got up to in her year out!

After leaving school I was super excited to get out and explore, so I decided to take a gap year. It was packed with all sorts of fun. I first visited Ireland … Read more

Read this post nonstopnonstop | June 26th, 2012

Fernie BC: A Mountain Biking Mecca

NONSTOP came to Fernie 10 years ago for it’s cult status as one of the best underground powder destinations in the world. If you’re serious about all mountain free-ride skiing or snowboarding, you will have heard the rumours about Fernie.

What we weren’t aware of a decade ago was the fruits of Fernie in the summer. All of us who work for NONSTOP are avid skiers and snowboarders, and didn’t expect to enjoy summertime in Fernie as much, if not more than the winter. The hiking, golf, white water rafting and most notably the mountain biking is out of this world.

The well known saying comes to mind; Come for the winter, stay for the summer.

Fernie bowls summertime

This year Fernie Alpine Resort re-opens for Mountain biking and hiking on 25th June 2011.

When Fernie powder snow melts and the mountain becomes awash with wild grasses and flowers, people begin to explore the beautiful natural landscape of the 5 Bowls not on skis, but by Mountain Bikes, on foot and or from the Scenic Chairlift ride.

With 37 trails for Mountain Biking, the most in the Canadian Rockies, Fernie offers something for all riding abilities.

“The variety of trails offered for Mountain Bikers is un-matched in the Canadian Rockies and the hiking is out of the park…incredible”says Matt Mosteller, spokesman, Fernie Alpine Resort. “Whether you want heart pumping mountain bike ride on a gritty single-track trail, a simple 1km walk on a scenic path or just a peaceful ride on our chairlifts- it is all here for you to enjoy summer in the mountains!” adds Mosteller.

Fernie has stepped it up a gear for this summer season, with new mountain bike trail enhancements:

  • NEW bridgework feature on Aggravated Assault
  • Trail upgrades to TopGun
  • New Advanced Level Women’s Bike Camp
  • Upgrades to the Mountain Bike Skills Park
  • New Scott Voltage FR 20’s mountain bikes for the Demo Fleet

Fernie is hosting some fantastic events this summer, from world tour mountain bike events to a famous annual music festival;

  • Fernie Writers Conference July 17-24
  • TransRockies Mountain Bike Race August 7-9
  • Wapiti Music Festival August 19-21
  • NOS Fernie Gravity BikeFest August 20-21

Want to be a part of it? You can stay in the heart of Fernie at the Red Tree Lodge and even come on our:

Mountain bike instructor courses in Fernie BC

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Read this post nonstopnonstop | May 23rd, 2011

Easy Surf Trips -Surfing Lifestyle Magazine

Our friends at www.easysurftrips.com have just published their first edition of their magazine. It’s free, and a comprehensive read with loads of photos, surf art and varied articles on different surf destinations across the world.

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Read this post nonstopnonstop | March 14th, 2011

Outwood Sports Discount

If you’re looking to top up your outdoor gear, take a look at Outwood Sport’s site. They’re offering a 20% discount if you quote NONSTOP when you book.

They’ve got a range of summer and winter stuff from brands such as Helly Hansen, Salomon, Animal, Petzl and Lifesystems.

Check ‘em out: www.outwoodsports.co.uk … Read more

Read this post Pete | May 25th, 2010

New Mountain Bike Courses in Canada

Welcome to the brand new NONSTOP Adventure blog, where we’ll be blathering on about all things ski, snowboard, surf and mountain bike related.

Fernie in the summerWith a stack of experience running winter instructor and improver course, it’s with great pleasure that we launch our new summer surfing and mountain bike programmes under our NONSTOP Adventure banner. We’ve welcomed some of the most respected and experienced ocean and mountain dwellers into the NONSTOP family, so that we can offer the kinds of courses that our guests have become accustom to. Plus some of our familiar winter faces will be transferring their plentiful skills. None less than our Canadian Operations Director, Dave Richards. With three decades of skiing experience, he’s helped to shape our extremely successful winter courses. Now we have the opportunity to harness his massive amount of mountain biking passion and experience. … Read more

Read this post nonstopnonstop | April 8th, 2010

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