The Raging Elk Silk Trail Slide – Virtual Nordic Ski Event

Event Date(s): 
Saturday, February 20, 2021
Sunday, February 21, 2021
Monday, February 22, 2021
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Friday, February 26, 2021
Saturday, February 27, 2021
Sunday, February 28, 2021
Monday, March 1, 2021
Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Thursday, March 4, 2021
Friday, March 5, 2021
Saturday, March 6, 2021

Fernie Alpine Resort has ‘winterized’ the Silk Trail Sprints and are bringing you the Raging Elk Silk Trail Slide – a virtual Nordic Ski event with something for everyone. Head out at a time that suits you, choose a distance that suits you, and score yourself an awesome medal created by Wild Wolves Design.

The event runs from February 20 – March 7, 2021. Get the full details here.

4km * 9km * 13km * 18km

How do I participate in the Silk Trail Sprints?

  1. Register online! Registration link coming soon
  3. Join the Fernie Alpine Resort club on Strava and check out the four routes on offer
  4. Complete one (or all) of the event segments, track your results and post on Strava.
  5. Collect your medal and 15% off voucher for Legends from Guest Services.
    • Show your confirmation email to receive your Legends voucher.
    • Show your Strava results to receive your medal.
  6. When you pick up your medal, you will automatically go into the draw for our great prize pool.

Tips for using Strava:

  • To find the four routes for the Silk Trail Slide, look for the ‘Events’ in the Fernie Alpine Resort club page on Strava.
  • If you click on ‘view the route’ from the event, you have an option on the bottom left of the screen to “use route”. This will automatically take you to the recording feature with the route marked out. This makes it really easy to follow the correct route.
  • Make sure you start and end your Strava at the start of the route – end of Double Creek, the start of Silk Trails (look for the sign)

Strava leaderboards

They will be using the Strava Segments listed on each Strava event as their leaderboards. Make sure you include in your activity comments whether you were Skate Skiing or Classic Cross Country.

Don’t have Stava? You can definitely still participate. The routes are posted below, and you can track your run on your own timing device. To collect your medal, show your timing device at Guest Services.

Additional prize draws opportunities:

  • Post your results on social media with #SilkTrailSlide, tag @ferniealpineresort, and get an extra entry into the prize draw.

Race routes:

All routes start at the beginning of the wide-open intersection where the Silk Trail starts and the Double Creek trail ends. Keep an eye out for the event signage.

Click the following links for the other distance routes on offer;

4km –

13km –

9km –

18km –

Resort Waivers:

All participants must complete Resort Event Waiver/s to participate in this event. If you have already completed a waiver for any summer events in 2020, you do not have to complete another.

  • Participants ages 16 and over must complete a resort EVENT WAIVER.
  • Participants ages 15 and under must have their parent or legal guardian complete both an EVENT WAIVER and PARENTAL CONSENT WAIVER.

What to bring on your Nordic Ski:
The essentials:

  • Plenty of water.
  • Appropriate clothing for winter outdoor weather.
  • Energy snacks.
  • Cell phone for emergency’s – save Dispatch number 250-423-2426

Nordic Ski Rental Special
From February 20 – March 6, you can get 10% off all nordic ski rental equipment from the Fernie Alpine Resort Rental Shop.

Great prizes up for grabs thanks to the fantastic community sponsors!

Legends Mountain EateryGriz BarFernie Nordic Society and Raging Elk Hostel


Fernie Alpine Resort