cross country skiing

Winter is here! Fernie-ites and visitors alike are eager to get outside and shred. On top of hitting the slopes, did you know that Fernie also has five unique xc skiing areas with over 50 km of trails to explore? It’s a great activity for the whole family especially as it is so accessible for new moms and soon-to-be moms. 

Event Date: 
Repeats every week every Sunday until Tue Mar 31 2020.
Sunday, December 8, 2019
Sunday, December 15, 2019
Sunday, December 22, 2019
Sunday, December 29, 2019
Sunday, January 5, 2020
Sunday, January 12, 2020
Sunday, January 19, 2020
Sunday, January 26, 2020
Sunday, February 2, 2020
Sunday, February 9, 2020
Sunday, February 16, 2020
Sunday, February 23, 2020
Sunday, March 1, 2020
Sunday, March 8, 2020
Sunday, March 15, 2020
Sunday, March 22, 2020
Sunday, March 29, 2020
Time: 
11:00am - 2:00pm

Enjoy the tranquility and beauty of Fernie Alpine Resort's Nordic trail system. Fully guided by our professional staff. Package includes guided cross-country ski tour, rentals and hot beverage & pastry!

Cost $40. Please pick up rentals at the FAR Rental Shop in advance. Meet at the Winter Sports School Meeting Place at 11am - ready to go! Pre-book at (250) 423-2406 or snowschool@skifernie.com.

Event Date: 
Repeats every day 1 times. Also includes Sat Jan 11 2020, Sat Feb 08 2020, Sun Mar 08 2020.
Friday, December 13, 2019
Saturday, January 11, 2020
Saturday, February 8, 2020
Sunday, March 8, 2020
Time: 
7:00pm

On the night of the full moon join other skiers for a beautiful moonlit ski around the Fernie Nordic Centre next to Lizard Creek. Bring a snack to share and your headlamp and enjoy the fire and food with friends after the ski! 

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!