cross country skiing

Fernie’s second Birkie is an approximately 50 km classic event (not including the chairlift ride!); it's unsupported and happens March 10th.

Bring your registration fee of $20 per person on the morning of the event or pay with credit card or by e-transfer during registration. Bring your classic skis as there is NO skating in this event.

December is a great time of year for a family adventure in the outdoors. A fantastic activity for everyone in the family is Nordic skiing. Whether you have skate or classic skis, a great place for all levels is the Fernie Golf Course. With little change in elevation, it gives everyone a chance to find his or her ski legs.

Event Date: 
Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun Mar 31 2019.
Sunday, December 2, 2018
Sunday, December 9, 2018
Sunday, December 16, 2018
Sunday, December 23, 2018
Sunday, December 30, 2018
Sunday, January 6, 2019
Sunday, January 13, 2019
Sunday, January 20, 2019
Sunday, January 27, 2019
Sunday, February 3, 2019
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Sunday, February 17, 2019
Sunday, February 24, 2019
Sunday, March 3, 2019
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Sunday, March 24, 2019
Sunday, March 31, 2019
Time: 
11:00am - 1:00pm

A guided instructional tour on our beautiful Nordic trail system. 

Event Date: 
Sunday, March 10, 2019

Last year’s first ever Birkie was so fun! It is back for more thrills! See the Fernie Fix article written by coach Jeff Williams to learn more about this epic race. Visit their facebook page for the event here for more details!

Event Date: 
Sunday, February 3, 2019
Time: 
9:30am

The Fernie Nordic Society is holding its 7th Annual Community Fun Race day on Sunday February 3. The event starts at 10:30 am from the warming hut of the Nordic Centre. All skiers are invited to participate, club members and non-members alike. The overall theme will be FUN and CHEERS for all. Although this event has a four letter word in its name, the Nordic Society wishes to welcome all participants of all abilities to the event, not just ‘racers’.

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Sun Jan 06 2019.
Saturday, January 5, 2019
Sunday, January 6, 2019
Time: 
9:00am - 2:00pm

Saturday Jan 5: Kootenay Cup Race #3
The Kootenay Cup returns to Fernie! There are categories for all ages and all abilities are welcome! Skiers will come from all over the Kootenays. 

Sunday Jan 6: Kootenay Cup Race #4
A second day of race action in Fernie at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre.  Come to take part or to cheer!

 

Event Date: 
Repeats every week 1 times. Also includes Mon Jan 21 2019, Mon Feb 18 2019, Mon Mar 18 2019.
Monday, December 17, 2018
Monday, January 21, 2019
Monday, February 18, 2019
Monday, March 18, 2019
Time: 
5:30pm

Criterium style ski where competitors complete as many laps of a short course as possible in the 40 minute time limit. For every lap of the course completed, the skier puts his/her name in for draw prizes.

Geared to skiers 12 and under. Meet at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre. Sign up begins at 5:30 and Race begins at 6:00. Headlamps will be needed!

Event Date: 
Repeats every week 1 times. Also includes Tue Feb 12 2019, Tue Feb 19 2019, Wed Mar 20 2019.
Saturday, December 22, 2018
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Time: 
7:00pm

Adults only. On the night of the full moon. Bring a snack to share & your headlamp then ski under the full moon and enjoy the fire and food with friends! 

Event Date: 
Repeats every week 1 times. Also includes Tue Jan 08 2019.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Time: 
7:00pm

Geared toward adults but all racers are welcome! Pre-registration will be available. Headlamps will be needed and course and format will be announced prior to each race.

Fernie offers some of the finest cross-country skiing in all of the Kootenays. The Fernie Nordic Society offers nordic skier only trails at the Fernie Golf and Country Club in town and at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre near Mount Fernie Provincial Park. There is also Nordic skiing to be found on Island Lake Road from the lower parking lot, in the Montane area of Fernie, and up at Fernie Alpine Resort. So to help you make the most of it, we’ve put together a few of our favourite loops for you to enjoy!