winter

There are many "isms" in Fernie that one must truly learn and get on board with... some more than others (seriously, the 20cm rule should be law). Here are your top choices for 2017.

Gold: 
Came for the winter, stayed for the summer
Silver: 
Fernie time
Bronze: 
20 cm rule

Thanks to the Fernie Nordic Society, our classic and skate skiing options have grown over the last few years. Here are this year's picks.

Gold: 
Elk Valley Nordic Centre
Silver: 
Montane
Bronze: 
Island Lake Lodge

More and more people are travelling to Fernie with snowmobiles in tow. For those of you into this growing sport, here were your 2017 picks!

Gold: 
Coal Creek
Silver: 
Morrissey
Bronze: 
Harvey Pass

There are so many great options at the hill, but of course we all have our favourites... some secret! These three received the top votes in 2017.

Gold: 
Curry Bowl
Silver: 
Cedar Bowl
Bronze: 
Snake Ridge

Fat Biking has become a popular sport during the winter months in Fernie, with regular snow grooming and trails upon trails to explore. Here are this year’s top three!

Gold: 
Montane
Silver: 
Ridgemont
Bronze: 
Fernie Alpine Resort
Event Date: 
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Time: 
9:00am - 4:00pm

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 we 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.

Full schedule coming soon.

Event Date: 
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Time: 
9:30am - 3:30pm

In the market for a new snowboard? Come down and try out the latest and newest technologies from Burton Snowboards!!! The Burton rep will be setup just outside the rental shop from 9:30am – 3:30pm and can get you set up on the board that best meets your needs. Demo is free however photo ID and credit card are required to be able to try out the boards.

PLUS….KIDS AGES 3-5 COME OUT AND TRY BURTON’s RIGLET SNOWBOARD PROGRAM!!

Event Date: 
Repeats every day 1 times. Also includes Sat Jan 13 2018.
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Time: 
8:00am - 5:00pm

The AST 1 curriculum, developed by Avalanche Canada, is the essential first step in developing your decision making framework for venturing into winter backcountry avalanche terrain. This 2-day course includes one day of classroom theory, and one day putting theory to practice in the field.

At the end of the course you will:

Although sledding was not always a part of her life pre-stroke it has definitely become a way of life in the chapters that followed. It's inspired her to keep pushing and to help others feel inspired by a sport that can be so intimidating.

Event Date: 
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Time: 
6:00pm - 10:00pm

The final event of the Fernie sledding calendar, a great time to enjoy the trails. All ARE welcome.

Join other Elk Valley Sledders for a family-friendly group ride to the FSA Cabin followed by a BBQ social. It's a great time to be in the mountains! 

Details TBC - check back for more info. A great opportunity to meet other riders and enjoy the end of the season together.