family fun

There is nothing more rewarding than watching your children thrive on the mountain. Seeing their genuine enjoyment of snow, skiing and shredding. To watch them fall in love with exactly what you love: Fernie powder.

Is your dog snuggling by the fire, dreaming of fresh grass, alpine meadows and sunny days at the lake? Not all dogs are built for Rocky Mountain winter weather and by this time of year, some are feeling the effects of the long cold days.

Event Date: 
Friday, March 6, 2020
Time: 
1:30pm - 3:30pm

Join the Griz on mountain at Fernie Alpine Resort for photos.

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Sun Mar 08 2020.
Friday, March 6, 2020
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Sunday, March 8, 2020
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The 43rd annual Griz Days are back and The Fernie Hotel is so excited!

They've got The Nova Scotiables band joining us on Friday at 8pm and Saturday at 10pm.

Established in 2016, the Fernie Pride Society supports and connects the LGBTQ2+ community in the Elk Valley and seeks to ensure a safe and inclusive region that celebrates the uniqueness and diversity of its residents and visitors. This volunteer-based organization works hard to provide social events, workshops, outreach, community engagement, advocacy, resources and referrals for LGBTQ2+ people of all ages and allies.

Event Date: 
Sunday, February 9, 2020
Time: 
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Inspired by the natural intelligence of nature, learn techniques for surviving if stranded outdoors. Participants will learn how to build a quinzhee, aka Canadian snow shelter, fire building techniques in snow, along with fun games and tasty treats. Wild Nature Tours are led by local naturalists with all proceeds being returned to environmental education programming.

Event Date: 
Sunday, February 2, 2020
Time: 
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Learn to identify tracks and scat of winter wildlife. Read the stories in the snow about what activity is going on in your own backyard.

Wild Nature Tours are led by local naturalists with all proceeds being returned to environmental education programming.

Cost is $40 for nonmembers (includes lifetime Wildsight membership) and $30 for current Wildsight members. Sign up online.

Event Date: 
Sunday, January 12, 2020
Time: 
2:00pm - 4:00pm

While out on snowshoes, learn about winter ecology in the Elk Valley. Discover the secrets of plant and animal survival. All Wild Nature Workshops are delivered by local naturalists with proceeds being returned to environmental education programming.

Cost is $40 (includes lifetime Wildsight membership) and $30 for current Wildsight members. Programs meet at Day Use Area at Mount Fernie Provincial Park. Register online.

Known for its deep powder days and great skiing, there's another fun way to explore the snow and all its winter beauty - with snowshoes! The trees covered in snow, glistening as the sun hits their surface with only the sound of your snowshoes crunching above the snow through the seemingly sleeping life of nature surrounding you. Winter brings a beautiful landscape just waiting to be discovered. Try these three snowshoe adventures for something new.

Event Date: 
Sunday, January 12, 2020
Time: 
9:00am - 4:00pm

On Sunday, January 12, 2020, 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 (driver's license, pay stub, utility bill, etc.) are required to receive the lift ticket. Tickets are only valid on January 12 and snow checks will not be issued on complimentary tickets.