Take a Hot Tub Time Machine to Fernie in March


The ladies ski fashion in the 80's. Only this picture was taken in the 2000's.
Photo by Sage McBride


The cheeky Hollywood sci-fi comedy, “Hot Tub Time Machine” chose the perfect location to shoot the 2010 release. Not only does Fernie Alpine Resort have a well preserved retro looking base area, a beautiful scenic downtown core and majestic mountains, but the Fernie locals have been acting out their own version of “Hot Tub Time Machine” for many years.

Things were just more fun in the 80's, it's no wonder Fernie wants to keep the party going.
Photo by Tim Newton

Keeping their retro clothes handy for the annual Kokanee's 80's Retro Weekend made Fernie the perfect fit for the shooting of the Hollywood film. 

Celebrating the 80’s is one of the greatest annual festivities in Fernie. Everyone in town is dressed head to toe in full neon 80’s suits. There are women with flyaway crimped hair and men with mullets tucked under turned-back baseball caps. Headbands, legwarmers, earmuffs, vests, one-piece suits and classic hot-dogging skis of the era are everywhere. It truly is like taking a time machine of sorts into the past. 

Luckily for the 80’s lover in you, the annual event is coming soon. So if you're planning your holiday, and want to bust out your old ski gear, plan your Fernie vacation for March and be a part of the Retro Weekend.

Make sure to stop at your local thrift stores to find some great retro gear before you head down. Dust off your dancing boots and prepare for an epic dance party in the plaza to some of your favourite old school tunes. And remember, mullets are welcome.

How many neon toques do you see in the crowd?
Photo by Jeff Stewart

This guy is technostalgic, but we won't go back from the Go Pro camera.
Photo by Tim Newton













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Want to have even more fun while you're enjoying all that Fernie has to offer? Check out Griz Days, featuring live music, bacon eating challenges and more!

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