skiing

Event Date: 
Repeats every week 1 times. Also includes Wed Jan 03 2018, Wed Jan 31 2018, Wed Mar 07 2018.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Time: 
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Do your fanciest snow dance and don’t forget to sacrifice to the Griz or Ullar! This event is geared towards adults or a team with a strong young skier and an adult. Meet at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre for 19:00 hours.

Pre-registration will be available so don’t forget to check your email or their Facebook page for more details. Headlamps will be needed and course and format will be announced prior to the ski.

Event Date: 
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Time: 
9:00am

First day of operations for the 2017/18 winter season is December 2nd. This date is tentative and based on snow conditions.

Shot entirely at Island Lake Lodge Catskiing in Fernie BC - Winter of our Content is a story of weather, powder skiing, terrain, inspiration and pushing your personal limits. Watch some of the top skiers, snowboarders and wing-suit athletes in the world explore the Lizard Range of the Rocky Mountains. The show was produced in conduction with a film about Fernie - Ascent to Powder.

Shred Kelly "Sing to the Night" (Official Music Video)
Shred Kelly
Published on 2 Feb 2015

Fernie Alpine Resort
Published on 4 Dec 2013

The beginning of December hit hard and fast here at Fernie Alpine Resort. With the clouds unleashing a whopping (but increasingly normal) 68cms in just under two days, the mountain has transformed into a pillowy paradise. Check out the latest @dylansiggers flick featuring local acoustic talent Linden Gigilioti with "Night Time Eyes".

Out of all relationships that develop on the hill, there is none quite so volatile as the skier-snowboarder relationship. The long history of rivalry and one-upmanship between the two sports still palpable: within the first ten minutes of meeting someone new in a ski town, you can expect to be asked “do you ski or snowboard?” and to be judged on your answer.

Midweek powder on a day off must be the best kind of powder. Yesterday morning, even though I slept in (I know, I know, for shame), there were fresh tracks in Cedar Bowl waiting for me when the upper ridge opened just before noon. And even after several delicious turns in knee-deep powder and a ride up both the T-bar and the Boom Chair, there were still plenty of fresh turns to be found for my second run. And my third. And my fourth.

They say hindsight is 20-20. In my particular case, foresight may have been 20-20, too. There’s no way one can work two jobs during the Christmas rush in a seasonal town and expect to emerge unscathed, and I was well aware of this both before and after Fernie’s two-week busy period. But what can I say. I'm in my twenties: I know a lot of things are bad ideas, and I do them anyway.

Dylan Siggers, one of Fernie's up and coming artists both in film and video, kicked some butt on the Freeskiing World Tour this winter. Here's a glimpse of what he experienced in Kirkwood!

Down here in New Zealand, I live in a town called Dunedin which is right at the bottom of the South Island. Dunedin has the most horrendous weather of anywhere I’ve ever lived (a list which includes Ireland, the north of Scotland, and Alberta, fyi). Apparently the subantarctic region starts at 46 degrees south - Dunedin is situated at 45 degrees 52 minutes, a latitude of which I am all too aware as I bike to and from university in horizontal rain and ferocious southwesterlies, day after day. It is a terrible place.