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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! “


Views Of Fernie : Finding Snow, Rusty Edge, Reno and Vintage Finds

fernie alpine resort - still finding snow
(above: ski lessons continue at Fernie Alpine Resort.)

at fernie ski hill - rusty edge restaurant
(above: finally made it to Rusty Edge at the hill.)

downtown fernie - new business opening
(above: one of my favorite things – seeing a vacant spot get renovated. Secret business!)

side street sweet shoppe - fernie bc - vintage cashier
(above: A really cool vintage cash register at Side Street Sweet Shoppe downtown Fernie.)

Views Of Fernie :: Winter And Kids

winter in fernie - learning to ski
I was dreading winter when it started to snow in December but my cup is looking quite full these days. I’ve embraced snowsuits (both putting them on and off) and the cold snaps and the slippery roads and the alternating snowy and rainy weather patterns. It helps to have little kids who are learning how to enjoy the winter as well. Here are some shots from the last 24 hours.

fernie - winter - climbing snow piles winter in fernie - leaving strong start

Her 2nd Time Skiing At The Hill

three year old learning to ski at fernie alpine resort
My little three year old is learning to ski. It’s a wonderful thing and I’m so excited for her (I don’t ski. Not yet.) and I think it’s a fantastic activity she can do with her father. Today I went up with them because I wanted to see her ski and she really wanted to show me how good she was. She was so confident, she wanted to go down the hill without her father, without knowing anything about turning or stopping, but those skills are important and in no time she will be our little independent skier – just not today.

Rod was looking into a bunch of different techniques for teaching kids to ski and he came up with this method: The Camelbak and Dog Leash Method. Now, it worked alright but he was saying she was leaning back too much when it’s important to learn to lean forward. He might try something new next time.

three year old learning to ski at fernie alpine resort three year old learning to ski at fernie alpine resort three year old learning to ski at fernie alpine resort