Fernie Alpine Resort

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~ Environment Canada, Sparwood weather station

The snow hasn't stopped since our last report, but instead of 70cms in one go, it's spread itself out with 10 or 20cm days here and there and one massive 39cm day just yesterday. Snow is in the forecast today and this evening, followed by a little sunshine and Vitamin D!

I’m the first to admit that I am not the strong ‘investor’ in the household. But at the same time I do have ideas around cash, investments and where it might pay off or help others. I believe that any investment in the ski hill is a good one. In saying this, I find myself curious about the new Polar Peak lift and how the FAR team came to this investment decision.

This week has at times felt like a dream, maybe because I have woken each morning to Richard looking out the window, or sneaking downstairs in the darkness of early winter mornings to check the snow report. Tuesday, I was a little grumpy at this 5, 6, and final 7am wake up call. But with 43cms overnight, and it continuing to dump, I didn't protest heading to the hill at 8:15am. Yes, that's right. We were at the chairlift by 8:30am, the lifties were still shoveling out a place for us to put our skis!

At long last - SNOW! And lots of it. Fernie was buzzing this last week and the excitement continues with promising forecasts. While cold temperatures may accompany this next storm, not even -25 will deter powder enthusiasts.

Free Ski Comp at Fernie Alpine Resort

From national and international ice stars to extreme sports adventurers and even an Olympian and Paralympian, there's no limit to the sporting heights that can be reached if you start out in the Elk Valley.