Winter Highlights

It is fantastic to see the events calendar continue to grow after a couple of years of being ‘at least six feet apart.’ Here are some of the highlights throughout the season, make sure to visit for more information and the full list of opportunities to choose from during your stay. 

Fernie Mogul Smoker – 12.11.2022
A locally organized event held annually for over 40 years paying respect to the Griz with the hope he will make it snow, it went from a backyard gathering to an all-night affair. 

Ski and Board Film Festival – 12.11.2022
An opportunity to prepare for the upcoming season by watching this year’s best ski and snowboard films on the big screen! Feature films include Bank Collective’s Feel Real, Teton Gravity Research's Magic Hour and Red Bull’s Fleeting Time. 

Light Up the Night – 25.11.2022
The official “lighting up” of town for winter. Businesses are open late to encourage shopping local this holiday season. Mr. and Mrs. Claus can be found strolling through town, enjoy Light Up the Arts public art installation, and pop by the Twilight Craft Fair. 

Tentative Opening Day – 3.12.2022
The day we’ve been waiting for: opening at Fernie Alpine Resort. Get your seasons pass in advance, you don’t want to be in line at Guest Services watching first chair load! 

Fernie Museum Gala – 10.12.2022,  Gallery Opening 16.12.2022
The Fernie Museum hosts the Gala Fundraiser: An Egyptian Murder Mystery – enjoy celebrating and supporting the museum. And then, the Fernie Spinners and Weavers Guild’s exhibit, Second Skin opens.

The Elk Valley Streak – 1.1.2023 - 31.1.2023 The popular #FernieStreak is getting a revamp for January 2023. With the whole Elk Valley streaking their hearts out for the past four years, it’s time to unite the valley and streak forth, together! It’s simple. 30 mins a day of ANY outside activity, every day (or as many as you can). More info in the January Fix and on Facebook.

Blizzard of Aahhh's 35th Anniversary Screening – 13.1.2022
Don't miss the screening of Greg Stump's masterpiece, Blizzard of Aahhh's at the Community Centre, with Stump in person to introduce a special cut of the film. 7pm

Reel Canadian Film Festival –  27.1.2023 – 29.1.2023
Celebrating the creativity, diversity and independence of the Canadian Film Industry with feature films, shorts and more. Enjoy two days of movie viewing, local reels, Q&A and more. 

Fernie Mountain Film Festival –  27.2.2022-28.2.2022
Dedicated to filmmakers who spark awareness of mountain cultures, fragile environments and the perseverance of explorers. Expect an inspiring lineup, local Photo Competition, and a lot of winter vibe. 

Griz Days Winter Festival –  3.3.2022 – 5.2.2022
One of Fernie’s oldest traditions, Griz Days celebrates the legend responsible for our champagne powder. The Griz Competition, pancake breakfast, parade, music, and the Dummy Downhill are a few of the highlights. 

Retro Weekend  – 1.4.2023 - 2.4.2023
Get your best retro gear out and hit the slopes at Fernie Alpine Resort for a weekend of music and celebrations, embracing the interesting trends of the industry. 

Fernival – 15.4.2022 – 16.4.2022
Celebrating the end of an amazing season at Fernie Alpine Resort, enjoy live music and beer gardens in the plaza and spring skiing all weekend long. 

Photo by Mark Shannon