Monster Energy decended on Fernie Alpine Resort -March 18 & 19 for the Monster Energy Boarderstyle event. Boarderstyle is a mixture of a slopestyle and boardercross course with obstacles along the way. The first time the event has left Whistler – Fernie Alpine Resort was excited to be a national qualifier stop for this unique event.
37 men and women took up the challenge and raced down the custom designed course that featured berms, rollers, drops, a skim pond and a feature jump at the end. Although competitors raced each other in heats of 4, speed was not the only determining factor in who moved on each heat. There was a mandatory spin off the final feature jump for the men and women (while not mandatory) were encouraged to spin as well. The final jump at the end was judged and if the competitor closely behind you did a better trick off the jump they could bump you out of your spot so the jump was the final deciding factor.
The 30 men and 7 women were weeded down to 4 in head to head heats to make for an exciting final heat and race/jump to the finish!
The final results for the event were:
1st – Charles Reid
2nd – Mark Tremblay
3rd – Mark Sollors
4th – Jordan Howard
1st – Jamie Warner
2nd – Emily Park
3rd – Laurie Fichter
4th – Lisa Kotrys
Photos from the event can be found here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/skircr/albums/72157666077591031
Thanks to Monster Energy and all the competitors and spectators that came out for the event. We look forward to seeing you in 2017!
Final Day of Winter Operations
Today is the final day of winter operations. Come out and enjoy the final turns of the season and take in some great events.
Summer operations will open in late June.
BCDC Live @ Griz Bar – SOLD OUT
FOR THOSE ABOUT TO ROCK…GET READY! BCDC (Canada’s legendary ACDC cover band) are back live at the Griz Bar on Saturday, April 2nd.
Last year this sold out event rocked the Griz Bar…don’t miss out this year!!
Tickets are $25+tax each. Limited number available – PLEASE NOTE TICKETS ARE NOW SOLD OUT
Doors open at 8pm and please note this is a 19yrs+ party (ID required)
About BCDC – “There are tribute bands, and then there’s BCDC. They were born of bush party ashes in the summer of 1999. Some 900 unexpected gigs later, Canada’s BC/DC has systematically redefined the concept of a tribute band, garnering iconic status amongst diehard fans, agents, and venues” More info at https://bcdc.ca/
Griz on the Mountain
The Griz will be hanging around the resort on Griz Days for members of the public to go and meet and take photos with. He will be located in various spots throughout the day including Lost Boys and the Bears Den so don’t forget to go and meet the friendly Fernie snow legend. Come meet the Griz at the Lost Boys Café from 11am till 1pm and at the Bears Den from 1:30-3:15pm.
See you there!
BC High School Provincials
The Fernie Secondary School & The Fernie Academy are proud to be hosting BC School Sports High School Downhill Ski/ Snowboard Provincials here in Fernie! Fernie Alpine Resort welcomes approximately 300 racers, teachers and coaches in our town February 29 – March 3. For more details, join the event Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/BCSSFernie2016 Watch the video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzlMfYZeUns
February 18-21st Fernie welcomes top Junior Freeski Athletes for the Jeep Junior Freeski Competition Presented By Rossignol and Smith Optics.
For complete event information please head to our events calendar here: http://skifernie.com/events/jeep-junior-freeski-presented-by-rossignol-and-smith-optics/
Competition Start Lists & Results Are Available Below:
February 19th Day 1 – UPDATE: Day 1 has been postponed. All athletes will run qualifiers tomorrow (February 20th)
February 20th Day 2 – Click here
February 21st Day 3 – Click here
Complete Results – Click here
Video Day 1 (Weather Day) – Click here
Video Day 2 – Click here
Video Day 3 – Click here
Photos – Click here
Thanks to our sponsors: Jeep, Rossignol, Smith Optics, Helly Hansen, Dynastar, Kootenay Communications, Old Dutch, Sun Rype and Campbell’s
Dynastar Ski Demo
Looking for a some new skis or want to try out the latest ski technology? Come on out for the Dynastar Ski Demo on February 21st.
Dynastar will be set up on snow in front of the rental shop and are around to help you demo the perfect ski for your ability! They will be set up from 9am to 3pm.
Get a sneak peak at the Dynastar ski line here: www.dynastar.com
Demo is free but ID and credit card are required to be able to take out the skis.
Come check out and test the newest Dynastar skis!!
Come on out and celebrate the Alberta Family Day long weekend with a fun rail jam! Open to all ages both skiers and snowboarders!
Here are the details:
Day Of Only. Registration takes place at 12:00pm at the Winter Sports School Meeting Place Hut (bottom of the Deer Chair). Please bring $10 cash for the entry fee as well as $20 cash for a bib deposit (all competitors receive the $20 deposit back at the end of the competition once they return their bib).
All riders will have to fill out waivers at registration. Please note for any minors 15 years of age or younger, your parent or legal guardian MUST come with you to registration to sign the waivers for you in person in front of a RCR Staff Member (no exceptions). Competitors 16 years of age and older can sign the waivers themselves.
Course will include the features in the lower section of the rail park – from the Rainbow feature and below
This event will be a true jam format where riders hike or lap the features as many times as they can. Heats will run for 20 minutes. Riders will be judged and gain points of out 10 for style, consistency and trick difficulty against the peers in their respective categories.
There will be 8 categories in total.
Junior Men Ski
Junior Men Snowboard
Junior Women Ski
Junior Women Snowboard
Open Men Ski
Open Men Snowboard
Open Women Ski
Open Women Snowboard
There will be cash prizes for the top finishers. Cash prizing will be based off entry fees and the number of people entered in each category. Prizes will be given out as soon as the last heat is over.
12:00pm – Registration @ Winter Sports School Meeting Hut (Bottom Of Deer Chair)
12:50pm – Competitors briefing @ Rail Park
1:00pm – Competion Start (heats announced at competitors briefing)
After Last Heat – Prize Ceremony @ Rail Park
Important Event Information:
– Helmets are MANDATORY for all competitors
– All competitors must have a valid lift ticket/season pass for the event
– All competitors must have a RCR Rail Park pass. If a competitor does not have a RCR Park Pass they can sign the terrain park waiver at registration and receive a day pass valid for the event.
– Please note the waiver policy in the registration section to avoid any competitor being turned away. “All minors 15 years of age or younger, your parent or legal guardian MUST come with you to registration to sign the waivers for you in person in front of a RCR Staff Member (no exceptions). Competitors 16 years of age and older can sign the waivers themselves”
Night Skiing @ Mighty Moose
Come out for some evening turns under the lights on the Mighty Moose Lift and Slope! Hours of operation: Family Week February 12th – Feb. 20th 4pm to 9pm (conditions permitting) Lift tickets: Available for purchase at the FAR Rental Shop Lift tickets from that day are valid for night skiing as well. – See more at: http://skifernie.com/events/night-skiing-mighty-moose-3/#sthash.HqSPcYKp.dpuf
Sports Alpine Valentine Weekend Sale
Sports Alpine Retail Shop – Valentine Weekend Sale
From February 13-15 stop by the Sport’s Alpine Retail Shop in the plaza for the Valentine’s Weekend Sale. Buy one Red or White item and get a second item at 30% off. Some restrictions may apply.