winter sports

If you / your kids are new to cross country skiing, you may be interested in basic movement skills to get started. Below are a few activities to work on before heading out for a longer ski. These are easier to teach in person with skis on, but I have included pictures as a visual to help. 

Event Date(s): 
Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Mar 30 2024.
Saturday, March 2, 2024
Saturday, March 9, 2024
Saturday, March 16, 2024
Saturday, March 23, 2024
Saturday, March 30, 2024
Time: 
4:00pm - 9:00pm

The Mighty Moose lift at Fernie Alpine Resort will be open, and the slope will be lit up from 4:00pm to 9:00pm. Ski under the lights and enjoy this fun experience with your family!

Event Date(s): 
Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Feb 24 2024.
Saturday, February 3, 2024
Saturday, February 10, 2024
Saturday, February 17, 2024
Saturday, February 24, 2024
Time: 
4:00pm - 9:00pm

The Mighty Moose lift at Fernie Alpine Resort will be open, and the slope will be lit up from 4:00pm to 9:00pm. Ski under the lights and enjoy this fun experience with your family!

Event Date(s): 
Saturday, January 27, 2024
Time: 
4:00pm - 9:00pm

The Mighty Moose lift at Fernie Alpine Resort will be open, and the slope will be lit up from 4:00pm to 9:00pm. Ski under the lights and enjoy this fun experience with your family!

As I write this article the first snow has hit our wonderful peaks around Fernie. I love winter and all that it brings to the Elk Valley, and with this snow it means winter trail grooming is just around the corner! 

The Fernie Trails Alliance along with Tourism Fernie, the Coal Creek Heritage Society and the Fernie Nordic Society have formed the Winter Grooming Collaborative. Each organization works to maintain a variety of multi-use trails in Fernie with the support of Resort Municipality Initiative Funding. 

Event Date(s): 
Sunday, December 31, 2023
Time: 
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Come out and celebrate the new year with the entire family! Join Fernie Alpine Resort from 7-9pm for some family activities in the base area for their New Year’s Eve Family event.

  • NYE Crossword Puzzle Game
  • Board Games in Slopeside Café
  • Coloring in Competition
  • Family Crafts

Parents must attend with their children. This is a family event and is not a supervised activity. Staff and volunteers are around to facilitate the activities but are not available to keep an eye on all the children.

Event Date(s): 
Saturday, December 2, 2023
Time: 
9:00am - 4:00pm

As long as conditions allow, Fernie Alpine Resort's winter opening day will be December 2nd!

Visit the Fernie Alpine Resort website for more details and lift tickets.

The South Rockies field team is one of Avalanche Canada’s six field teams. Our team of three avalanche professionals is passionate about empowering safe backcountry adventures and working together to collect critical information about the snowpack in the backcountry surrounding Crowsnest Pass, Elkford, Sparwood, Fernie, and Elko.

Event Date(s): 
Saturday, January 20, 2024
Time: 
10:00am - 3:00pm

Mark your calendars, snowmobilers! On January 20, 2024, the Fernie Snowmobile Association proudly presents Avalanche Awareness Days and Demo Dayz – Fernie's most epic backcountry event to date!

Join us at the Rolling Hills Cabin for a day packed with adventure, education, and all things snowmobiles. Here's a sneak peek into the action-packed day:

Event Date(s): 
Saturday, February 25, 2023
Time: 
2:30pm - 3:45pm

Grab your skates and head over to the Fernie Memorial Arena for TC Energy’s Family Skate Day!

A free event. Take a skate around the rink, enjoy hot chocolate and snacks, and connect with TC Energy representatives about the West Path Delivery 2023 Elko Project under construction this year.