Category Archives: Ski and Snowboard

Did You Know : Community Appreciation Day

did you know - city of fernie news

From skifernie.com

“On Sunday, January 13, 2019  Fernie Alpine Resort will say ‘Thank You’ to local communities by offering a FREE day of skiing and riding to the residents of  the Elk Valley – Fernie, Elko, Elkford, Grasmere, Jaffray and Sparwood as part of the annual Community Appreciation Day.

Please note that Photo ID and proof of local residency (drivers license, pay stub, utility bill etc) are required to receive the lift ticket.  Tickets are only valid on January 13th and snow checks will not be issued on complimentary tickets.  Complimentary tickets are available to Elk Valley Residents only…Cranbrook and area residents are welcome to enjoy Community Appreciation Day at Kimberley Alpine Resort on January 13th, 2019.

A fundraising BBQ will also be held on Community Day with all proceeds going towards the Fernie Women’s Resource Centre.  Community members can pick up a voucher that is valid for a $6 burger or hot dog in the daylodge.  Huge thanks go out to our BBQ sponsors – Sysco.

In addition, Fernie Alpine Resort is inviting Elk Valley Residents that are brand new to the sport of skiing or snowboarding to enjoy a complimentary Telus Learn to Ski or Snowboard beginner group lesson on January 13th as part of the Community Day festivities.  There will be 10 adult and 10 child spots available for a complimentary beginner group lesson, complete with lift tickets and rentals.  Advance registration is required and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.  Registration for the Telus Learn to Ski/Snowboard lessons can be booked at Guest Services Snow School Desk or by calling 250-423-2406.

Don’t forget to stop by the Telus Tent in the plaza for goodies and get the details on the latest in Telus gear.

And head into the Sports Alpine Retail Shop for a special ONE DAY COMMUNITY DAY SALE – All locals can get 20% off helmets and all outerwear and jackets will be 25% off January 13th only.  Don’t miss out! “

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Did You Know : Fernie Streak Challenge

did you know - city of fernie news

From City of Fernie’s Facebook page:

“The City of Fernie is excited to support and encourage our residents to participate in the #FernieStreak Challenge. City Council and staff will be participating. Are you up for the challenge?

WHAT? Nordic Ski, Bike, Run or Hike outside, on your own time, for a minimum of 30 minutes, on consecutive days, for the entire month of January.

PROVE IT: Simply grab yourself a copy of January Fernix Fix, where you’ll find you very own #FernieStreak calendar. Track your progress and post pictures of your adventures on social media using #FernieStreak. At the end of the month, submit a photo of your action-packed calendar to ferniestreak@gmail.com, for a chance to win!
Don’t go it alone, grab friends or colleagues – it’s the perfect way to kick off 2019!”

FernieStreak Challenge - outdoor activity 30 minutes every day - Fernie BC Community Challenge

Ski With Santa

santa clause figurine

From Fernie Alpine Resort’s facebook event page:

Sunday, December 23rd and Monday, December 24th – 10 AM – 2 PM

“Celebrate some Holiday Cheer as Fernie Alpine Resort welcomes Santa to the slopes! Get out and ski a couple of turns with the man in the big red suit in the morning (10am – 12pm) and then get your picture taken with Santa in the Daylodge in the afternoon (12 – 2pm).”

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.

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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! www.billhandley.com

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!