Heading to Fernie Alpine Resort this holiday season? Leave your equipment rentals to Snow Pro Rentals, an onsite rental shop for all of your ski and snowboard needs.
Snow Pro Rentals is the closest ski shop to Fernie Alpine Resort and the most convenience place to gear up before you hit the slopes. Offering a wide selection of ski and snowboard rentals and sales and full service tuning, this is your one-stop shop for everything you'll need on the mountain. The shop will even drop off and pick up your gear - straight to your door!
Snow Pro Rentals is open 7 days a week, from December until April. For more information on ski or snowboard equipment rentals in Fernie, please contact the shop at 250.278.3278.
After a great day of skiing, pick up the perfect gift or treat yourself to something at Dylan’s Imports, Fernie Stanford Resort’s on-site gift shop. In the shop, you’ll find an eccentric selection of apparel, knick knacks, memorabilia, accessories and decor from around the world. The owners Pat and Julie handpick all of the products they carry in the store, always looking for new and interesting items. They strive to import their goods from small family supplies and craftsmen, a refreshing alternative to the generic and mass-produced items that you’ll find in most gift shops.
Pop into Dylan’s Imports today and you’ll sure to find a truly unique gift or souvenir from your stay at Fernie. Dylan’s Imports opens on December 15th, 7 days a week until the end of April.
At Fernie Stanford Resort, we’ve got everything to ensure your Fernie ski vacation is a hit! From top-notch and affordable ski accommodations, ski and snowboard rentals, gift shop to delicious meals at the Tandoor & Grill and a state-of-the-art 166-ft. waterslide. Book your stay today!
What’s better then a Christmas Festival? How about a Christmas festival that runs for almost the whole month of December – and it’s in one of Canada’s premiere ski resorts?! Welcome to Fernie’s What the Dickens festival. From Dec 3rd - Dec 23rd head to downtown Fernie, BC to experience the magic of the holidays. Live music, local art, carollers, holiday window displays and more!
Not sure where to get started? Every Saturday during December, the coffee shops in downtown Fernie will play host to carollers, holiday arts & crafts, free shows & films, and of course – the shortbread showdown. You definitely won’t want to miss the shortbread showdown – unless of course taste testing some of the best homemade shortbread in the area and voting on which was your favourite is something you wouldn’t like….
Other festival events are geared for people of all ages. For kids be sure to check out the Clawhammer card making (Dec 8th) and the felted ornament making (ages 5-10yrs. Dec 13th,). For a much more mature crowd, check out the R-rated Finnish film Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale on Dec 10th. This bizarre deconstruction of the Santa Claus tale will leave you feeling oddly jolly (warning – contains mature content).
There’s plenty more events lined up for the holidays, and remember – all of this is on top of world-class skiing and snowboarding in the Canadian Rockies. Come stay with use at our Fernie Resort and enjoy one of the best Christmas holidays you'll ever have!
For those unfamiliar with the sport, wake surfing is a growing sport where participants literally “surf” the wake of a boat with specialized surfboards. Using the Centurion Enzo 244, a large-wake boat driven at a slower speed, wake surfers are able to pull themselves into the boat’s wake and then drop the rope and surf – just like an ocean wave! Athletes are judged on their tricks and style, with the winners qualifying for the World Series.
The event will be held in Gold Bay on Lake Koocanusa, just an hour drive south of our Fernie Hotel. This is a great day trip from Fernie and promises to be an action packed day on the lake!
With only a few weeks left for summer activities at Fernie Alpine Resort, you’ll want to be sure to make the trip! Come enjoy world class mountain biking, zip lining, aerial park, hiking, and more! Fernie’s epic winter activities are offset by incredible sunny summers, making it truly paradise for the outdoorsy.
Love mountain biking? Think your tough? How about a 3, 4, or 7 day mountain bike race from Fernie, BC to Canmore, AB?! The Trans Rockies race series is a set of races designed to push you to the limits. If you think you’ve got what it takes (or just want to witness) this epic 330km race along some of the best singletrack in the Canadian Rockies, then you won’t want to miss this.
The race is broken down into three main categories, the TR3, TR4, and TR7 - with each number representing the number of riding days. The TR3 is a 3-day race in Fernie, BC. The TR4 is a 4 day race in Kananaskis, AB ending in Canmore. While these races are shorter then the TR7, they are still very challenging in their own right and provide plenty of adventure for participants. The main event, however, is undoubtedly the TR7 – considered a world-class mountain biking event alongside the Transalp, Cape Epic and La Ruta. It can be done in teams or as a solo participant for the truly hardcore. The course is over 330km long, with 12,000m of climb – so be prepared for one tough ride!
The route has been improved in recent years so that nearly 70% of the race takes place on pristine trails high in the alpine, providing one of the most incredible ways to experience the Canadian Rockies. To keep the event’s appeal to a wider range of riders, the shorter routes (TR3 and TR4) are considered “difficult but doable”, so that the race is enjoyable for all participants. Add to that a later start time (aka: much needed extra rest for riders), shuttles to accommodations between race days, and one of the best rider support systems and you’ve got all the things needed for a great race!
Riders have camping and meals looked after during the race, but you’ll want to check into one of our comfortable rooms for a great rest before you head out!