winter

Enjoy a snowcat ride winding up through the stunning old growth forest. Arriving at the lodge, you will be greeted with the Lizard Range of the Rocky Mountains as a backdrop to your experience. Take time for a snowshoe around the lake or a Nordic ski…or indulge in a sumptuous spa treatment. 

Event Date: 
Repeats every day 2 times.
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Time: 

Elk Valley Snow Shepherds could not be more stoked to announce we have partnered with Pro-rider and Clinician Stephanie Schwartz to offer a full weekend of coaching and skills development in Fernie, BC this winter. 

This ladies-only clinic includes: Private access to our host local backcountry lodge and stunning terrain, currated especially for each days skills development workshops. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner to keep you fuelled. Local, female sled guides to back you up throughout the day when you need and of course, Stephanie's expert coaching skills.

Event Date: 
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Time: 
9:00am - 4:00pm

Join the Fernie Snowmobile Association for their annual Gear Swap and Show & Shine Event at 24A Manitou Road (Elk River Mountain Homes Parking Lot).

Admission: By donation to the Salvation Army 

Come out and see the NEW SNOWCAT, Pancake Breakfast, Annual Membership Sales and Gear Swap. Bring out your vintage/old/new sled to show off. 

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.

Event Date: 
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Time: 
12:00pm

Boardstiff's celebrating their 20th winter as the longest running boardshop in town! To kick off winter they're bringing back their famous The Last One Standing snowboard giveaway and party. They're looking for 10 people to take part in the chance to win a glorious new snowboard from our good friends at Nitro!

The task, should you choose to accept it, is to keep your hand on the board for as long as possible and outlast the competition - do you got what it takes??

Entry is free, simply drop by the shop and sign up.

Event Date: 
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Time: 
10:00am - 2:00pm

Saturday, November 4th from 10 to 2, Fernie’s snowy winter season kicks off with the annual Fernie Alpine Ski Team Ski Swap, and the Ski and Board Film Fest at 6pm at the Community Centre!

Sell and purchase used equipment and clothing, and watch the best films. 

Winter can be cold. The snowbanks are high enough to bury stop signs, and with the right storm, deep enough to bury your car. With that in mind, here is a list of things that might make your winter in Fernie a little brighter; comforting, delicious, practical things that will take the sting out of any frost you might acquire.

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.

Seasons are on the move. And with them come a whole host of changes, many of which shock you like hail in the face and leave you wondering where that Indian summer just went to. Apparently back to India. But what are you left with? A short day, with a lot to accomplish it seems. Since when did life get so darn busy?