– Oct. 5/10
FERNIE, BC – Fernie Alpine Resort celebrated an epic season last year with great skiing in its five alpine bowls thanks to implemented enhancements, which include an extensive run-improvement program, incredible new on-mountain signage, and an enhanced trail map that now highlights the diverse terrain across the five bowls. Other exciting additions last year were the introduction of new events such as 80s Weekend, the Family Talent Event, as well as a weekly activity schedule for families to enjoy.
Run enhancements and improvements continue this year with blasting of the "Sky Dive" traverse, which will result in easier access to this run. Significant brush cutting has been made on Boomerang, Boomerang Ridge, and Linda's Run. Tree glading between Cruiser and Cedar Center has opened up some great looking lines of intermediate glades. Fallen wood clean up in the the Bear Chutes (which lead off the Bear into Boomerang) has made a huge difference in how open these glades will ski. With Linda's and Boomerang cleaned and opened up, the Bear side will now be the place to go for first runs on a powder day. Something the"Old Side Skiers" will truly appreciate.
In addition to major run enhancements, skiers and snowboarders will notice a well maintained snow surface thanks to the help of two new grooming CATS in the fleet, including a Winch CAT. This is in addition to the two new CATS that were added to the fleet last year.
Other on-mountain changes will be noted by those familiar with run names as the dedicated race-training run “Spruce” (Cedar Bowl) has been renamed to "Emily's" in honour of Olympic skier and Fernie local, Emily Brydon.
Activities & Events
Family Private Lesson Program: have fun learning to ski or snowboard as a family! Up to 5 family members can participate.
Enhancements and fun programming in the learning area – the Minute Maid Wilderness Adventure Park – include: a grand entranceway, parent social area, and additional ski animation such as cut out trees and teepees, a CPR tunnel, and a Teck Coal Miner tire for kids to ski around and through.
New Mystery Monster Energy Event (Mar 12-13): details TBA.
With the filming of Hot Tub Time Machine taking place at Fernie Alpine Resort in spring 2009, it is only fair that we provide a special Hot Tub experience with a Hot Tub Time Machine package, complete with a DVD copy of the movie.
In the Region
Picnic Restaurant & Social is the latest and greatest in town. Enjoy this cozy, quaint environment while indulging in delicious organic and rustic ingredients with a bistro-style twist alongside an extensive selection of wines and cocktails. 701 2nd Ave, Fernie, B.C. 250-423-7666
A new flight schedule from Air Canada now makes it easier than ever to ski Fernie Alpine Resort from Australia. The adjusted schedule will now allow for a quick connection in Vancouver from Air Canada Flight AC34 (SYD-YVR) to Air Canada Flight AC8213 (YVR-YXC) for easy access directly into the Canadian Rockies International Airport in Cranbrook.
About Fernie Alpine Resort
Fernie Alpine Resort is regularly named one of the Top Ski Resorts in North America, and is home to over 29 feet of legendary powder each winter, the “Griz” and more. Fernie Alpine Resort is part of the Resorts of the Canadian Rockies (RCR) Family. RCR is one of the largest ski resort owners/operators in North America, owning five ski resorts across Canada, including Fernie Alpine Resort and Kimberley Alpine Resort in British Columbia, Nakiska Ski Resort in Alberta; and Mont-Sainte-Anne and Stoneham in Québec. RCR aims to provide our guests with the best vacation and recreational experience possible.