Category Archives: Ski and Snowboard

Early Bird Passes For Fernie Alpine Resort

Fernie Alpine Resort - Early Bird Passes For Sale in Fernie BC

Did you know Fernie Alpine Resort offers a Grade 2 “Fun Pass” for only $20? Since we have a kid going into grade 2 next year, this is a pleasant surprise. I’m not a math whiz but I’m sure $20 is way better than $469.

Early Bird sale ends June 23rd.


Fernie Banked Slalom

Fernie Banked Slalom Fernie Alpine Resort 2018

Did You Know Bill’s Back?

Bill Handley - Fernie skiing blog

We just found out!

He’s been going for a little while…catch up now!

A little note on his blog that I’m copying here:

“When I was compelled to suspend this blog early this season due to threats to suspend my pass by RCR I was genuinely surprised by the support I got and just how big the blog had become. I don’t just mean the comments on the blog and the emails but the personal views given to me on the hill and in the bar not to mention being contacted by the press and radio. Now I have restarted I am even more surprised that the audience and influence of the blog appears to have expanded beyond any expectations I ever had. There are of course the messages of support (particularly from the Calgary weekend crowd who felt deprived of their daily fix of skiing) but also the site is now referenced as the authoritative source of information on skiing in Fernie by a number of very serious ski sites. This among other things has driven the number of daily hits up to just short of 1000 a day which is way ahead of anything that went before. Perhaps those who were instrumental in silencing the blog might like to reflect on Obi-Wan Kenobi’s final words “If you strike me down I shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine” – he was right.”

Nice work, Bill!

Night Skiing For The Next Week!

Fernie Alpine Resort - Night Skiing Feb 17-24

We get a whole week of night skiing?! See you there!

Avalanche Awareness Day

Fernie Alpine Resort - Avalanche Awareness Day

Saturday, January 20th at 11 AM – 5 PM at Fernie Alpine Resort.

To prevent avalanche accidents and help people make good decisions in avalanche terrain, Avalanche Canada and avalanche professionals in over 30 Canadian communities share their expertise to help people keep safe in the mountains during Avalanche Awareness.

Here in Fernie we have a full day of interactive and educational activities in the plaza and on mountain! The day culminates with a fundraising auction up in the Griz Bar with proceeds going towards Avalanche Canada to support their public education programs.


11am – 2pm: Main Avalanche Awareness Tent/Booth set up in the main plaza.
Come down and take part in interactive activities to help learn about avalanche gear, awareness and tools! Fernie Pro Patrol will be on hand to answer any questions.

11am – CARDA Demo #1 on snow above Rental Shop
See these furry heroes in action! Our Canadian Avalanche Rescue Dogs and their handlers will be onsite to show you their obedience training and a mock search scenario.

1pm – 1:30pm: Snow Pit Demo @ Top of Bear Chair
See our pro patrol in action as they dig out a snow pit and explain the different layers in the snow pack!

2pm: CARDA Demo #2 on snow above Rental Shop
See these furry heroes in action! Our Canadian Avalanche Rescue Dogs and their handlers will be onsite to show you their obedience training and a mock search scenario.

Apres: Fundraising Auction for Avalanche Canada @ Griz Bar
Come up to the Griz Bar and walk away with some sweet gear thanks to the generous donations of our sponsors: Helly Hansen, Marmot, Dakine and RAB. We will be auctioning off a number of great gear during apres in the Griz Bar with 100% of the funds raised going towards Avalanche Canada to help fund their public education programs.

Full Moon Ski & Social

beginner x country skiing coal creek road with rod and leroy

Fernie Nordic Society is hosting a Full Moon Ski & Social on January 1st from 7 – 10pm at Elk Valley Nordic Centre (Mt Fernie Park Road)


Night Skiing On Mighty Moose

Astronomy on the Go - The Arts Station

We love night skiing!

“Take the family out for some evening turns on the Mighty Moose! Your lift ticket from that day is valid for night skiing, or tickets are available at the Lizard Creek Lodge Front Desk or Fernie Alpine Resort Rental Shop.

Youth & children (17 & under) – FREE
Adults – $19.95 + tax

The Mighty Moose lift will be open the slope lit up from 4:00pm to 9:00pm.  Ski under the lights and enjoy this fun experience with your family!

December 23-24, 2017  & December 26th, 2017 through to January 6th, 2018”