We’re looking forward to debuting a brand new restaurant in the plaza at the base of the resort (where Kelsey’s previously was) called Legends Mountain Eatery. Introduced near the end of last season, Fernie is proud to now pour its own beer – try the Polar Peak Ale on tap this winter at The Fernie Griz Bar and Legends Mountain Eatery.
CHAIRLIFT WORK AND UPGRADES
The Bear Chair had a complete gear box rebuild and the Elk Chair had the main drive bearings replaced (bot of these jobs required the bullwheel drives to be removed – not an easy feat)! Fun fact – a technician was flown in from Italy to do the work on Bear Chair. Other chair upgrades and work include The White Pass Chair getting a new drive (essentially the brain that drives the lift) as well as getting a new operator building at the top of the lift to improve living conditions up there for the operators. This work is all in addition to our annual lift maintenance program.
We’ll leave loads of pow for you but with 2 new grooming cats, a winch cat and a free groomer we’ll also make it nice for ripping cruisers, plus 2 new snow guns keep that pow never ending at Fernie on our non-groomed runs!
On two popular runs – Arrow (blue #55) & Bow (blue #52), doing some dirt work that will help provide good early season skiing & riding conditions as the runs will be smooth and easily covered by snow. Other areas getting gladed are – Surprise trees and general areas in Timber Bowl, NE Glades, Steep and Deep, Stag Leap, Skydive Traverse.