winter

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. 

Event Date: 
Thursday, January 3, 2019
Time: 
2:30pm - 4:00pm

Join for an après campfire with s’mores and listen to Nature Bob tell the story of Griz and other Fernie myths and legends. Happening at Slopeside Café between 2:30-4 pm.

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Sat Dec 22 2018.
Friday, December 21, 2018
Saturday, December 22, 2018
Time: 

Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 - FERNIE - SKI /SNOWBOARD

Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 (AST 1) is your stepping stone into the backcountry. This course is a must have if you plan on ducking that rope & leaving the resort behind. 

This course will cover avalanche formation and release, identifying avalanche terrain, the basics of trip planning, tools and resources to mitigate your avalanche risk, appropriate travel techniques in avalanche terrain and basic companion rescue.

Grab your riding crew & learn together!

Event Date: 
Repeats every week every Thursday 15 times.
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Thursday, December 27, 2018
Thursday, January 3, 2019
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Time: 
5:00pm - 7:30pm

Experience the tranquility of an evening winter bike ride! Fully guided by their professional staff, followed by a delicious burger & beer at the the new Legends Mountain Eatery (at the Fernie Alpine Resort base area).

Headlamps are provided!
Duration: 1.5 hour guided bike ride followed by burger and beer at Legends Mountain Eatery

It’s 7am on another powder day. Time to check the snow report while sipping your morning coffee and planning the day ahead. The staff at FAR help with favourite stashes and runs from each of the five bowls to keep you smiling all day long.

The Fernie Fat biking community has taken off with new trails, new riders and yes, newer technology which for some bikers means a new fat bike.

The Lizard Range’s wild and rugged peaks seem to have a knack for capturing moist weather patterns holding them hostage while snow falls hard and heavy for days. This makes Fernie the ideal winter playground for countless outdoor pursuits. 

A shake of the snow globe and braapcountry enthusiasts find ourselves on the heels of another legendary winter in the Elk Valley. Emerging as one of BC’s best snowmobile destinations, Fernie serves up out-the-door, easy access to a delicious buffet of terrain suitable for a variety of powder palates.