Fernie Alpine Resort is proud to partner with SE Racing, Cycling Canada, and Cycling BC to host the Fernie Legendary Summer Canada Cup / BC Cup Downhill Race! Competitors can expect a newly designed fun, technical racecourse complete with the infamous “steeps”. This Canada Cup / BC Cup DH race is part of the Dunbar Summer Series.
NEW THIS YEAR – We are excited to work with KASA (Kootenay Adaptive Sports Association) to offer an adaptive bike category in this year’s race.
Online registration is now closed. Registration is available in-person – cash only – at the Daylodge in the Plaza on Friday between 5-7 pm, and Saturday, 9-1 am.
To keep informed on all the Dunbar Summer Series Races, visit their Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/dunbarsummerseries.
A printable version of the schedule is available: Click here.
NOTE: The Timber Chair is open to racers only. The Elk Chairlift is open 10:30 am – 4:30 pm all weekend for lift-accessed biking, hiking and sightseeing for racers, family and friends.
Competitor 2 Day (Saturday & Sunday) Race Lift Ticket for the event will be $61.95+gst (Ages 18+) and $45.95+gst (Ages 13-17).
Competitors will pay and pick up their lift tickets at race check-in.
Friday & Monday – Competitors receive a 20% discount on their lift ticket. To get the discount Friday, competitors must be pre-registered by Thursday. Competitors, please head into Guest Services and let them know you are with the race. They will confirm with our registration list, and you will receive the discount.
All competitors must fill out RCR Event Waiver(s) prior to the event. Any competitor 16 years of age and older (as of Day 1 of competition) must fill out an EVENT WAIVER. You can fill the Event Waiver out yourself. Any competitor 15 years of age and younger (as of Day 1 of competition) must fill out both the EVENT WAIVER and PARENTAL CONSENT WAIVER. Your parent or legal guardian must complete these waivers. You will receive an email with a copy of the completed waiver to confirm you have finished the process (you will receive one email per waiver, so competitors 15yrs and younger should receive 2 emails – one email with a copy of the Event Waiver and one with the copy of the Parental Consent Waiver). Click on the online waiver button below to fill out the waiver.
The top half of the course starts with the infamous technical “Canadian Section” steeps. The course then connects with the fast and loamy “Bicycle Thief” trail through the woods. The trail then exits onto a wallride feature before a high-speed section to the Rockstar Tree Island and the final finish ramp.
Adaptive Riders will re-route from the start and race down the access road to connect with Bicycle Thief.
Racers can access the top of the course by riding down the access road from the top of the Timber Chair – follow the signs. Please note: Access road is gravel, and there are loose sections, so please ride with care when heading to the start area.
All competitors receive a 20% discount on accommodation at Lizard Creek Lodge for the event weekend. To book a room, please call the hotel directly at 1-877-228-1948 and state the following booking code: “BC21”
Note: The discount is subject to room availability and is only valid for phone bookings direct with the hotel (discount not available for online bookings).
Lizard Creek Lodge
The 4.5 star “mountain chic” Lizard Creek Lodge is the perfect mountainside accommodation at Fernie Alpine Resort. Distinguished by its convenient location on Highline Drive, the hotel is located just steps from the Elk Chairlift. The outdoor pool and hot tubs overlook the mountains, and the main lodge is home to Cirque Restaurant. Each luxurious suite has differing configurations – studios, one, two, and three-bedroom suites, and all offer full kitchens – www.lizardcreek.com.
Competitors can also receive a 10% discount through RCR Central Reservations via the link below:
Basic Overnight Camping/Parking:
****PARKING LOT CAMPING IS NOW FULL*****************
Please be aware of the current safety procedures at the resort. You can find out about them on our “Know Before You Go” section of our webpage: https://skifernie.com/covid-19/summer/.
For the safety of your fellow racers, resort guests and our staff, please do not visit and compete if any of the following apply:
- If you are sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, sore throat, cough, difficulty breathing),
- Live in a household with someone with COVID-19, symptoms of COVID-19 or who is self-isolating due to possible exposure to COVID-19.
- If you have travelled outside of Canada in the past 2 weeks or been in contact with anyone who has travelled outside of Canada in the past 2 weeks
For current data on British Columbia Covid Numbers, please visit the BCCDC – http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/data.
For the BC Government links to COVID 19, visit – https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/info/response.
Bare Are Map & Services
FOOD & BEVERAGE OPTIONS:
Little Griz Take Out Window in the Plaza
– Breakfast Sandwiches, Coffee, To Go Burgers, Poutine, Chips, Snacks, Ice Cream and Cold Non-Alcoholic Drinks.
Legend’s Mountain Eatery Restaurant in the Plaza
– Lunch & Dinner options including burgers, salads, poutines and appetizers, kids menu and legendary drinks, with a creative and fun menu for the little rippers.
– View menu here – https://skifernie.com/discover-fernie/restaurants/legends/menu/
Mountain Pantry Grocery & Liquor Store – Located at the Y-Intersection coming up to the resort.
-The place to go for basic grocery items, grab and go snacks and non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages
Lost Boys Cafe – Located at the top of the Timber Chair
– Serving hot dogs, sandiches, non-alcoholic beverages and snacks with the best view in Fernie!
Food & Beverage Hours of Operation for Race Weekend:
Little Griz Take Out Window – 9:30am – 4pm
Legends 11am – 5pm
Mountain Pantry 9am – 6pm
Lost Boys – Closed
Little Griz 8:00am – 8pm
Legends 11am – 5pm
Mountain Pantry 9am – 6pm
Lost Boys – 11am -4pm
Little Griz 8:00am – 4pm
Legends 11am – 5pm
Mountain Pantry 9am – 6pm
Lost Boys – 11am -4pm
OTHER BASE AREA SERVICES:
Guest Services (Lift tickets, rentals & Lessons) – 9:30am – 5:00pm Daily
Sports Alpine Retail Store – 9:30am – 5:30pm Daily
Rentals & Repairs – 9:30am – 5:30pm Friday Thorugh Sunday
Calling all volunteers!
Volunteers are needed as course marshals for the event. Volunteers are needed both Saturday and Sunday. All volunteers get up close to the action, lunch, event swag and are entered into our Volunteer prize draws for awesome bike prizing from our sponsors. For more information or to sign up, please email [email protected].
Why take the chairlift if you’ve got an e-mountain bike! New this summer, we now allow uphill bike traffic (e-mountain bikes* or regular mountain bikes) on our specified uphill route at the Fernie Alpine Resort Bike Park.
E-mountain bikers will love the convenience of quick laps on this uphill only route, which accesses the Elk Side downhill trails as well as Lower TNT (from Rock Landing only) on the Timber side. Your laps can be short – deke off at access point A to rip down Honeybee, Eville, Holo Bike and Phat Larry’s – or take the longer pedal on up to access point B or C to access the rest of the DH trails in the bike park. Of course, those who like to pedal under their own power are also welcome! It’s a great way to stay and get fit, and enjoy the adrenaline of our DH trails too!
Uphill riders MUST have a valid Uphill E-Bike/Enduro ticket, or mountain bike season pass/day ticket in order to access our bike park trails. Please visit Guest Services to purchase your ticket.
Please note that the uphill route is open only during regular bike park hours:
Monday – Friday: 10:30am to 4:30pm (to 7pm on Thursdays)
Saturday & Sunday: 9:30am to 4:30pm
Please visit our website’s bike park trail map to see the new uphill route.
There are many things in this world that we take for granted. The way that we move and our freedom to walk, run, ski and bike are undoubtedly some of them.
It’s not so hard.
Want to go skiing? Go.
Want to climb a mountain? Go.
Want to go downhill mountain biking? Go.
I have a question, what if you had no legs? Would the ‘go’ be as easy?
This past Saturday was International Ride MTB Day, and we had the honour of having Mack Adams, a shredder from the Elk Valley, spend the day with us here at Fernie Alpine Resort. Mack is an upbeat guy who is always keen for a chat and, ALWAYS keen to send it on the mountain with his friends.
You wouldn’t guess it to look at him, but Mack is a double amputee who lost both of his legs at ten months old due to a congenital birth defect. He hasn’t let that stop him.
At the age of 12, Mack learnt how to bike, using outriggers (adult training wheels), with the help of Mark Hall, owner of GearHub. He then tried his hand at dirt jumping but found that his true biking passion lay with downhill mountain biking.
So, once again, with the help of Mark from GearHub who loaned him a Rocky Mountain Maiden, on Saturday Mack was back up at our bike park, in the pouring rain, getting his laps in. At one point I asked him if he was doing ok. He answered, “Yeah, but my ankles are starting to hurt.” His friends told me that these kinds of jokes had been flying around all day. His stoke was high, he was having fun, and watching him do his thing was inspiring! What a great way to spend International Ride MTB Day.
Mack has a dream of riding every trail that we have in one weekend, and Fernie Alpine Resort is working with Mack to help him make it happen. He is also a keen basketballer, volleyballer and loves to play his guitar – basically, nothing will stop him once he has set his mind to it.
What a legend.
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