“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! “
Posted in Community Event, Corporate Events, Did you know..., Fernie BC, Ideas Galore, Living Local, News, Ski and Snowboard
Tagged Fernie, Fernie Alpine Resort, Free Day, learning to ski, South Country, The Elk Valley
A lot like other years, since our family grew, New Years Eve plans have changed a bit. We’re not drinking and partying until 5 in the morning (not that I ever really did that). This year we’re thinking of taking the kids up to the hill, cooking hotdogs at the bottom of mighty moose, do some night skiing and sledding, watching the fireworks at 9 and then head home to put the kids to bed. How times have changed! I’m kind of looking forward to it, though. An easy and fun time with the kids and a nice quiet evening with Robo. Let’s see if this pans out the way I think or perhaps my husband will be out partying like it’s 2008, not unlikely, and I’ll have a nice quiet evening with my TV. I’ve started watching Letterkenny, a show set in a small Ontario town, which I didn’t think would grab me the way it is and that’s all I want to watch now. Bringing in the new year with Wayne, Daryl and Dan!
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).”
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