You know why I love opening day in Fernie? It’s not what you might expect. Or maybe you know me well enough now to know exactly why I love opening day. Opening day means the start of skiing for my husband and kids…which leaves time for me to paint! YES! It was such a beautiful opening weekend, too. My family had a wonderful time at the hill and I painted until they came home hungry and tired legged. It was a wonderful weekend. It was a particularly good weekend for painting. I also attended a paint and sip type night with Angela Morgan and a group of amazing, supportive women. It was a night of wine, food and also fundraising for Angela’s daughter who wants to build houses in El Salvador. I painted an Angela Morgan type painting in oils, which is a first for me, in two ways. It was a steep learning curve but I embraced my novice inferiority feelings and dove in. Hooray for opening day!
There are two important dates for those who live in Fernie and for those who have purchased summer passes for Fernie Alpine Resort.
First of all, a summer pass is $269 for an adult until June 23rd – then it goes up $30.
FAR opens up June 23rd and closes September 3rd.
Fernie’s Community Appreciation Day is July 8th.
Also, who’s excited for the kid’s zipline park to open? We are!
That is all.
Posted in Biking, Children and Babies, Community Event, Fernie BC, Ideas Galore, Living Local, News
Tagged Fernie, Fernie Alpine Resort, mountain biking, Things to do in Fernie BC, Zipline
I went back at least 8 years and collected a few beauty shots from our days in Fernie. This truly is a magical place, in all seasons. Happy Earth Day!
Posted in Fernie BC, Living Local, Photography, Wildlife
Tagged birds and animals, Dogs, Earth Day, Fernie, Fernie Alpine Resort, Fernie Photos, Maiden Lake, Wildflowers
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!
We get a whole week of night skiing?! See you there!