winter

Local legends tell the myth of a long lost man, shoulders 6 feet wide, who lives among the wildlife deep in the mountains above Fernie, BC. As the story goes, a shot from his 8-foot musket brings blankets of powder to the valley. Locals know him only as “The Griz”. Dylan Siggers among the other townsfolk has made a life of this tradition, finding purpose in the abundance of snow brought by this mythical man.

Local legends tell the myth of a long lost man, shoulders 6 feet wide, who lives among the wildlife deep in the mountains above Fernie, BC. As the story goes, a shot from his 8-foot musket brings blankets of powder to the valley. Locals know him only as “The Griz”. Dylan Siggers among the other townsfolk has made a life of this tradition, finding purpose in the abundance of snow brought by this mythical man.

Event Date: 
Sunday, November 10, 2019

How hard can it be? Catch the release of Dream Job, directed by Katie Burrell and produced by Colleen Gentemann!

Runtime: 14:30 mins
Production Company: Katie Burrell TV
Country: Canada
Featuring: Leah Evans, Christina Lustenberger and Diny Harrison

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Sun Mar 17 2019.
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Time: 
10:00am

Want to improve your fatbiking? Whether you’re a beginner who wants to try fatbiking for the first time, or an experienced fatbiker hoping to hone your skills, seasoned fatbike coaches Jena and Dylan are here to help!

Saturday March 16 - Beginner Fat Bike Skills Clinic - for anyone who wants to try fatbiking for the first time, or who has only gone fatbiking once or twice before. The Saturday clinic runs from 10am - 1pm (meet at 9:45am).

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.

Event Date: 
Sunday, February 17, 2019
Time: 
9:00am - 4:00pm

This free family-friendly activity takes place all over the resort. Pick-up your list of clues at the Slopeside Café between 9am-11am and then the hunt is on! Follow the instructions to find the clues that are placed on-mountain and in the base area. Once you find the clue, take a selfie and post on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #lovefernie.

Join us back at Slopeside Café between 2pm – 4pm for prizes!

Event Date: 
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Time: 
9:00am - 4:00pm

A free and fun on-mountain activity for the whole family to enjoy. Pick-up your Ski Run Bingo card between 9am-11am at the Slopeside Café and hit the slopes! Complete a run on the bingo card, take a picture of you & your family on the run (try to include the run name in your photo if possible) and mark it off.

Redeem your bingo card between 2pm-4pm at Slopeside Café for your chance to win prizes!

We are so lucky in Fernie and to have a wonderful outdoor playground. There are so many options to play outside during the winter season. When I think of “play” I envision fun, fresh mountain air, biking, and spending time with my dog Chloe on the trails. The new Inclusive Trail is a great one to take your pet along. It’s nice and wide and has a gentle grade.

Event Date: 
Saturday, February 23, 2019

To prevent avalanche accidents and help people make good decisions in avalanche terrain, Avalanche Canada and avalanche professionals in over 30 Canadian communities share their expertise to help people keep safe in the mountains during Avalanche Awareness.

Here in Fernie they have a full day of interactive and educational activities in the plaza and on mountain!  The day culminates with a fundraising auction up in the Griz Bar with proceeds going towards Avalanche Canada to support their public education programs.

As winter white begins to fall many communities take on a slower pace, settling into a schedule based around shorter days, colder weather, homework, and planning for the festive season. All of these things happen in Fernie but it’s far from a quiet time.