• Brown dried trees and vegetation line one side of the Elk River bank and tall conifer pines trees are clustered on the other side with the backdrop of the snow capped Rocky Mountains far in the distance. The Elk River in Fernie, BC on a winter day with brown and dried vegetation, barren trees and sturdy pine trees at the river's banks and snowy Rocky Mountains in the distance.
posted by: Dave Melenchuk on: October 11, 2008
In recent weeks Fernie has seen a dusting of new snow along many of the mountain tops. Both locals and visitors alike get that tinge of excitement in anticipation of the coming winter season. The almanac predicts yet another stellar snowfall. The Fernie Alpine Resort is scheduled to open in early December. It's time to hit the ski swaps and shows, going home afterwards to dream about that 29 feet of pure powder that Fernie is famous for.

Rumours abound about more upgrades to the Fernie resort in the coming years.  It just keeps getting better.