My name is Megan Lohmann, and I’m the President of the Fernie Nordic Society. So, I’ve been Nordic Skiing since, Actually, I was a baby on my dad’s back in Ontario. It was the sport of choice for me growing up. Now living in Fernie, I wanted to participate in that sport that I grew up in and really happy to be able to be part of that community in this town as well. What do I love about Nordic skiing? The workout for one is phenomenal. You can go for half an hour and get an incredible workout, and I found years and years of alpine skiing has kind of, beaten up my body a little bit and when I get out and nordic ski I kind of, Feels like it a little bit better balanced, a little more Ying and Yang. You know what I mean? So, we probably have 50 plus kilometres of Nordic skiing in Fernie; some dog-friendly; some multi-use. Some are beautiful skate skiing trails. We have some flat areas like the Golf Course. There’s some really nice rollercoaster areas like the Fernie Nordic Centre. There’s some good dog friendly skiing up to Island Lake Lodge, and around Montane, and the ski hill has some really nice challenging terrain and they have some fantastic grooming up there. Nordic skiing in Fernie is a very accessible sport given the number of trail options that we’ve got in the community, as well as the availability of gear to rent and a relatively low cost to participate in the sport. Whether it’s membership fees or day use fees, it’s something that is accessible to many visitors and residents in Fernie. The trails are accessible from a variety of areas in town, so it doesn’t require leaving town at all, and in fact you can hop on some of the multi-use trails right from most neighbourhoods in Fernie and connect to some of our great trail network.