Things may look a little different, but we are working hard to bring you a great outdoor experience.
More details to come, including some videos to show you the changes we’re making so that you can connect with the outdoors, safely.
• Opening Day – Saturday, June 27th
• Closing Day – Monday, September 7th
• Elk Quad Chairlift
• Open Daily for mountain biking, hiking and scenic chairlift rides
• 10:30am – 4:30pm
• Summer season pass sale coming soon
• Lift ticket pricing coming soon
Our Sports Alpine Rental Shops offer a variety of High-Performance and Mid-Performance skis and snowboards from Rossignol, Dynastar, Head and Burton.
We also have a selection of snowshoes, cross-country skis, telemark skis, and winter fat bikes for rent.
Check out the video below to see what our Rental Shop has to offer for your next adventure!
Due to the ongoing concern regarding COVID-19, the Kokanee Retro Party event will be cancelled. Please visit skifernie.com for further updates.
Bust out your one-piece snowsuit, your spandex neon leggings and leg warmers, tease your hair over your headband, grab your homegirls/boys and get ready for, like, the most totally legit full of ’80s cliché times at Fernie Alpine Resort.
Listen to non-stop ’80s tunes by DJ Rocswell, live in the Kokanee Beer Garden on Saturday afternoon.
The fun continues into the night where the party moves into the legendary Griz Bar. Come and celebrate Hot Tub Time Machine’s 10th Anniversary, where the tunes will have you busting a move!
“You gotta embrace the chaos. You have to. That way, life might just astonish you.” – April, Hot Tub Time Machine
No cover to get into the Griz Bar but you do have to be 19yrs+
What else is happening this weekend?
Dirty Dancer Banked Slalom – A popular event for our snowboarders, held in the Dancer Gully in Lizard Bowl. Head to the Bears Den during the day to watch all the action unfold. The beer garden will be open and we will have local DJ’s playing from 12-4pm both Saturday and Sunday.
Due to the ongoing concern regarding COVID-19, the Griz Kids Winter Canival event will be cancelled. Please visit skifernie.com for further updates.
Family fun is coming to Fernie Alpine Resort for our annual Griz Kids Winter Carnival!
The plaza will be abuzz with FREE games and activities for kids 12 and under.
The best part is that all the activities are free of charge!
The annual Brushing Program for the Fernie Ski Resort is having a very successful summer. The cooler weather and lower Fire Danger ratings have allowed the crew to keep working through the dog days of summer without restrictions due to Fire Danger. The crew this summer has also been doubled to allow us to catch up a little on the past couple seasons where High Fire Danger has shut us down or limited our progress. The crews have been hard at work in many areas across the mountain.
There has been a new line cut down Snake Ridge as well as cleaning a new line down the North Boundary for those that are looking for the Steep and Deep that Fernie is famous for.
Additionally, we have been working on core areas on the Lizard Side that focusses on terrain that is open at 9 am on most big snow days. The Sunny Side has had a new haircut that extends down onto the China Wall and old Griz Lift line that will provide some early deep turns on those Pow Days.
Boomerang and Boom Ridge has received another mow and will be prime for early season riding providing steep turns right out of the gate.
New Side lovers will also see some changes to the lines in the Alpha Centauries and Currie Chutes areas as well as the lower elevations of the Big Three as we cleaned up the exits from those thigh-burning runs. In addition, core areas around the Timber Bowl, Surprise, Black Cloud have all been touched.
Our Summer Mower Cat was rebuilt from a repurposed Snowcat this Spring and will be out in anger this fall to mow many of our main runs including all our beginner terrain on the lower mountain and runs where all the rocks and obstacles have been removed such as Bear, North Ridge, Kodiak, and many others.
It is a giant mountain, and we have excellent growing conditions. People ask why don’t you just cut it all? Sounds like a good idea but when you are standing at the bottom of Cedar Ridge looking up at acres of 12 foot high Alder, you start to feel pretty small. When you dive into Cedar Ridge early season and have that perfect line top to bottom down the King Fir don’t forget to think about that person that has spent their summer on the end of a saw making that possible.
We are looking forward to an awesome season.
After the great success of last years Griz Kidz Halloween Party & Haunted House, it’s back!
Dress up your little monsters and join us for the 2nd Annual Griz Kidz Halloween Party & Haunted House on Sunday, October 27 from 12 pm – 4 pm in the Day Lodge.
Join us on the main floor of the Day Lodge for ghoulish games, creepy-crawly crafts, enchanting activities and decorate a Halloween treat. Come dressed in your costume and take a family photo in our spooktacular photo booth. If you get hungry, we’ll have other twisted treats available for purchase.
Finally, take a walk downstairs and enter our haunted basement… if you dare (Mwahahaha).
Admission at the door:
$5/person (ages 2+)
$15/family (up to 2 adults & 3 children)
Free for children 1 yrs old and younger.
Why not make October 27th a full day of kids Halloween fun! Before coming up to the Griz Kidz Halloween Party head to the Vogue Theatre for the annual Trick or Treat at the Movies! This year’s special spooky screening will be “Hotel Transylvania 3” with the movie starting at 10am! (perfect timing to go to the movie then head up to the resort once it’s finished). Tickets to the screening are $5 with all proceeds going towards the Fernie Women’s Resource Centre Emergency Fund. Tickets are available at Rockies Law (above Scotia Bank), Grow and the Fernie Women’s Resource Centre. For more details and the movie poster click here
WHEN: Saturday, September 7th @ 9 AM
ABOUT: One mountain town, two mountain girls, with a mutual love for trails, races, sweat & exhilaration. And so was born Fernie’s First Annual Mountain Duathlon in 2010. This year, to mark our race’s 10th Anniversary, we’re planning another fantastically fun race for all the family, celebrating the amazing terrain and trails available in Fernie.
START & FINISH: Fernie Alpine Resort
RACE INFO: Trail Running & Mountain Biking Duathlon.
CATEGORIES: Classic Solo (Run then Bike), or find a Teammate and go Classic Team. Under 14, then take part in the Youth Race, as a Soloist or Team. Ages 12+ also welcome to take part in the Classic Race. *Please note: Due to the logistics of this race, there is no option to Run or Bike only – you must find a teammate or go for it Solo!*
ENTRY FEE INCLUDES: On top of a great race day, you also get…a special 10th Anniversary Hoodie, Post-Race BBQ and Beer (kid-friendly version), Aid Station, Draw Prizes, Cash Purse & Podium Prizes galore.
PRICING: Classic $70 (suitable for 12+, discounts for under 16yrs applied in cart), Youth (7-14yrs) $30. No early bird, no late. First entered first-served, on your choice of shirt sizing!
REGISTRATION: Registration closes Monday, September 2nd, at midnight. No entries after this date. Merch ordering deadline Monday, August 19th – don’t miss out!!
Paint this mountain scene!
Gather up some friends and join us for a Sunday afternoon on the patio at Cirque Restaurant, painting a beautiful mountain scene and enjoying a glass of wine (or beer).
Artist, Sue Hanlon will walk you through with step-by-step instructions to have you on the way to your very own masterpiece!
Cost: $52 +GST
Guided lesson by a local artist, all necessary paint supplies and a glass of wine or draft beer.
Don’t wait! Limited tickets available.
Downhill mountain biking in Fernie is exhilarating, and often breathtaking.
The downhill trails here at Fernie Alpine Resort are in prime condition and riding beautifully.
Come and check out what it’s all about, and advance your skills, in one of our mountain bike camps or lessons!
NEW! ADULT CO-ED DOWNHILL CAMPS
Are you comfortable on green & blue trails but want to develop your downhill riding skills? Join us for our new adult co-ed intermediate weekend camps – focusing on progression to more technical descents, roots, rocks, drops, jumps & obstacles. With small group sizes, our certified professional coaches will help take your riding to the next level. Camp includes 10 hrs of coaching over two days, lunch, lift tickets, and bike maintenance session. Ages 18+.
Dates: July 13 & 14 / August 10 & 11 Time: 10am – 4pm. Price: 2 day camp $229 / 1 day camp $139
WOMEN’S MOUNTAIN BIKE CAMPS
MTB designed by women for women! These camps are catered to various levels of riding ability and are led by qualified female instructors. Camps include skill sessions, bike maintenance, lift tickets, instructional trail rides and lunch.
Dates: July 13 & 14, 2019 / August 10 & 11, 2019
Time: 10am – 4pm
Price: 2 day camp $229 / 1 day camp $139
MOUNTAIN BIKE PRIVATE LESSONS
For the beginner or hardcore rider — have a lesson tailor-made to suit your skills! Rates are based on 3 people per lesson — price includes instruction only. Lift ticket is required. Participants receive a 20% discount on bike rentals for the day of their private lesson.
DISCOVER MOUNTAIN BIKING
Discover the thrill of Downhill Mountain biking under the expert guidance of one of our bike coaches. Learn the basics and gain confidence! Minimum 3 people per lesson and a maximum of 10 people per lesson. The clinic includes a 3-hour coaching session, 3-hour bike rental and 3-hour lift pass. Rates based per person. For ages 8+.
Days & Times: Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10am-1pm
PEAK TO PARK TO PINT BIKE TOUR
Join us for a fun afternoon of biking! Starting from the top of the chairlift at Fernie Alpine Resort, cruising downhill to Mt Fernie Provincial Park and then pedalling through town to enjoy a refreshing sampling of East Kootenay beers! Includes guiding, lift ticket, and post-ride sampler drinks. Guests then have the option to take our complimentary shuttle back to the resort. Minimum 2 participants. Ages 19+.
Fridays & Saturdays
1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Tail crew primarily spent this week on the Lizard Lane.
-On Monday, we finished all the machine work and began hand shaping.
-Tuesday & Wednesday were spent dialling in the shapes of features and hand packing.
-After Wednesday night’s rain, we spent Thursday repacking Duff Dynasty, Monorail, Case Closed and began packing on Mr. Berms.
-From Tuesday to Thursday we’ve had a machine in the Aggravated Assault Extension tree island. More info to come on this project over the next week!
See you on the trails!
Trail Crew 🚵