December 2014 Business News

Big Bang Bagels
502 2nd Ave

Big Bang Bagels and riding, together again! The rumours are true; Big Bang Bagels is once again operating a location at Fernie Alpine Resort throughout the ski season.

Big Bang Bagels’ second location is located in the Griz Inn at the bottom of the Mighty Moose. Look for the Big Bang Bagels signs, and stop by this winter to grab a quick coffee and bagel before rippin up Fernie pow. It’s also an ideal location to stop and sit down for lunch. Big Bang Bagels will be open daily from 8am-5pm at the ski hill and as always 7am-5pm in downtown Fernie. Bang ON!

Fernie Stanford Resort
100 Riverside
Way 250-423-5000

Now offering gourmet catering, the Stanford Resort has become a great venue for weddings and special events in Fernie. Its two spacious reception areas and attractive outdoor terrace offer space for gatherings of up to 100 guests amid the idyllic backdrop of the Elk River and the Lizard Range.

Executive chef Keshab Sapka heads Stanford’s culinary team, who prepare some of the finest food this side of the Rockies. Clients can customize a meal plan to suit their event, or choose from Keshab’s wide repertoire of Indian delicacies.

Well known for its warmth and hospitality, Stanford Resort distinguishes itself from other local event venues by providing highly personalized service. The event staff works closely with clients to ensure every detail is in place.

Mention this article to receive a special discount when booking your special event at Stanford Resort, and visit for more details.

The Livery Restaurant
701 2nd Ave

The staff at The Livery Restaurant would like to wish everyone a happy holiday season. While the restaurant will be closed December 24 and 25, they are hosting a spectacular New Year’s Eve Dinner to help bring in 2015. This four-course dinner has two seatings, one at 5:30pm for $150/couple and a second at 8:30pm at $200/couple.

Located in a beautifully renovated historic building in downtown Fernie, The Livery is a fantastic place to celebrate this holiday season and throughout the winter. They also offer private parties, celebrations and weddings. For more information, visit

Mountain High Shuttle

Need to get to the ski hill but you don’t have a car? The Powder Chaser is Fernie’s fast, friendly and reliable option! The shuttle does pick-ups from downtown Fernie and a number of lodges in town, as well as a couple of express runs. There is also an evening shuttle so you can get back home after your après session! For the full schedule go to

Fare is $3.50, RCR Staff/Youth $3 one way, while a Season Shuttle Pass is $300 (on sale for $199 until Dec 5.).

If you have friends flying in from Calgary, Mountain High also operates a shuttle from Calgary YYC to Fernie three times a week, or they can arrange private charters for ski resort transfers, corporate groups, staff parties and weddings. Call 1-877-423-4555 or local 250-423-5008 of visit their website for a quote.


Local Fernie investor and developer, Parastone, is celebrating the response to its first release of the 20 home sites in Fernie’s newest community Montane. Almost 50 per cent of Stage One home sites sold on the first day. The majority of buyers were local Fernie residents who have been anticipating the release of Montane for months.
Starting at $138,000, the Montane community will initially be comprised of single family homes including cottages, townhomes and estate properties.

Seventy per cent of the Montane lands will be set aside as green space for parks, a soccer field, community farm and courtyards. Catering to an active community, Montane residents will have direct access to Fernie’s downtown via pedestrian walking trails and bike paths, within 100 metres of every home.

Montane is actively promoting the remaining Stage One home sites, anticipating that these will sell before the end of 2014. Register for more information at

Property Guys

The East Kootenay and Crowsnest Pass franchise has welcomed new owners Lisa Christopher and Amber Biberdorf, seen here with Administrative Assistant Sally Sansom, and owner Laura Clark. With over 200 properties for sale in the area, the East Kootenay franchise is locally owned and operated. To celebrate they are giving away a property listing package worth $999! Just “like” the contest on their Facebook page by January 31 and you will be entered.

Fifteen years ago, pioneered the assisted private sale concept. Today is known for its successful system for selling homes privately. They are North America’s largest, most respected, and fastest growing network for the private sale of real estate. The local franchise provides service to the entire East Kootenay, Columbia Valley, and Crowsnest Pass.

ReMax Resort Office
5369 Fernie Ski Hill Road

ReMax Sales professionals, Ryan Frazer and Deb Trand have officially opened their doors at the Griz Inn at Fernie Alpine Resort. This location allows buyers and sellers to visit Fernie’s only ski in/ski out Real Estate brokerage. Deb and Ryan have a unique, refreshing “out of the box” approach to Real Estate and cater to those in search of that unique property.
Whether you're looking to buy or sell a Fernie dream home, first home, vacation retreat or rental property, Deb and Ryan have the local knowledge and expertise to assist you. Explore their website at including the blog for up to date ski/bike reports and market information.

Contact Deb or Ryan to start your next great adventure in or around Fernie!

Urban Settler
561 Hwy #3

After 16 years of business operations in North Vancouver, the Urban Settler has relocated its woodworking shop to Fernie, BC. Founded in 1998, The Urban Settler is a leading producer of reclaimed wood furniture and millwork for residential clients and the commercial design sector. The company serves designers, architects, business owners, and homeowners in Vancouver, Calgary and across North America.

The move of the manufacturing operations coincides with the first anniversary of the opening of the Urban Settler’s Furniture and Interior Design shop in Fernie. The shop features custom reclaimed wood tables, flooring and furniture made by the Urban Settler, as well as upholstered furniture and home décor from select suppliers with an emphasis on craftsmanship, design, heritage, and origin. Interior decorating services, and custom window coverings round out the offerings at Fernie’s go to source for home décor.

Visit or find them on facebook for further details.