Looking for a last minute New Year’s Eve party in Fernie? The legendary Griz Bar is hosting its annual bash, which is always one of the hottest events in town. Rock in the new year with live music from the Todd Sellecks, great people, and a toast at midnight. Tickets are $35 and can be obtained at Fernie Alpine Resort’s Guest Services. This event always sells out, so make sure you get yours ASAP! This is a 19+ party.
It’s the day ski and snowboard fans have been waiting for all year – Fernie Alpine Resort’s opening weekend is just days away! Dust off your skis and snowboards and get ready to hit the slopes on Saturday, November 27th. With the recent onslaught of La Nina inspired snow, we expect the runs to be covered with a healthy helping of fresh powder. So don’t miss out on your chance to be one of the first down the mountain this year!
To celebrate the start of ski season, and to thank Fernie residents for their continuing support, Fernie Alpine Resort is also pleased to be bringing back Community Appreciation Day. On Sunday, December 12, anyone with a photo ID and proof of residency in Fernie, Elko, Elkford, Jaffray, Sparwood, and the Elk Valley will get a free day of skiing and riding, as well as a $2 Burger at the daylodge. Proceeds from the BBQ will go to a local charity, so come out, enjoy a day of skiing on us, and go some good for the local community – what could be better?
When: October 22-25, 10am – 5pm each day.
Where: Fernie Alpine Resort Daylodge.
Although outdoor enthusiasts in Fernie are always looking forward to the beginning of winter and the ski season, fall offers plenty of opportunities to get outdoors, and one of the most celebrated is the annual Fernie Half Marathon. This year, the 10th annual run has a picturesque course laid out along the Elk River with a stunning mountain backdrop to inspire the runners.
This year there are some exciting additions to the race weekend. The introduction of chip timing technology brings the Fernie Half Marathon up to speed with other premier races, and allows the race to ensure that with the increasing number of competitors, everyone will still get an accurate time. In addition, there will be a Runner’s Expo held the day before the race featuring a gourmet luncheon, fitness and wellness experts, and Race Pre-Registration and Package Pick-Up.
Today, Tuesday, September 21 is the last day to register! For more information on registration or the race itself, please visit their website. See you there!
Today, Friday September 10, marks the start of the Fernie Ghostriders’ 2010/2011 season. Puck drop is at 7:00 pm against the Kamloops Storm, and it’s sure to be a spirited affair.
This year’s edition of the Ghostriders is stocked with local junior hockey talent. The KIJHL is a fast-paced, high calibre amateur league that has sent its share of players to Junior A and even the NHL. Notable alumni include Adam Deadmarsh, Ray Ferraro, Barret Jackman, Steve Tambelini, and Shea Weber. Don’t miss your chance to see the potential stars of tomorrow today, for a fraction of the cost of seeing a live NHL game.
Later in the season, the Ghostriders are pleased to announce they have been selected as the hosts for the 2011 KIJHL All Star Game! Come out and celebrate the best talent in the league in what will definitely be one of the highlights of the season. Stay tuned for further information.
The Fernie Stanford Resort is pleased to be a sponsor of the Ghostriders once again this year. For more information on the team, and to view their complete schedule, please visit their website.
The 9th TransRockies mountain bike race was a big success this year, and Fernie, BC is proud to have played a major role in it. Just ask the organisers
“The TransRockies was a great success thanks to your support.
Retailers in the downtown reported their two busiest days of the year and the energy in town was amazing.
The time trial held people in the downtown all day, the Kids Bike Rally was a success and the riders loved the trails. Stage 2 start saw the Studabaker lead the riders through the downtown on a beautiful sunny morning. Fernie was well represented with many placing near the top of their category.
The TransRockies owners have already committed to Fernie for the 10th anniversary year!”
The Stanford Fernie Resort would like to congratulate all the riders and volunteers for their hard work and dedication to making this event a success. Also a big thank you to everyone who came out and cheered at the Fernie stages, showcasing the passion this town has for the sport. We look forward to seeing everyone back again for next year, with what promises to be one heck of a 10th anniversary race!
An action-packed weekend of mountain bike events and activities!
Events going on around Fernie.
August 21 @ 9:00am – August 22 @ 6:00 pm.
The third annual Full Throttle Mountain Bike Festival rolls into Fernie next weekend bringing with it a full slate of races, demonstrations, and free live music performances. Race highlights include the Super D Enduro race, the Dirt Crit race, Kids Crit race, and the Dual Slalom race, and there are great prizes available to be won. Events are open to any mountain biking enthusiast who wishes to participate (contact Guest Services at 250-423-4655). Throughout the weekend there will also be some impressive demonstrations of skill at the Bike Trials Demo, where athletes will show off their balance and agility over an obstacle course of epic proportions.
The kickoff to the 9th annual TransRockies mountain bike race.
Events taking place around Fernie.
Saturday, August 7th – Monday, August 8th.
The world-famous TransRockies mountain bike race is going back to where it all started 9 years ago. Just like the original course, this year’s race runs from Fernie to Canmore, Alberta over a new and improved 400km course. To celebrate its 9th straight year of involvement with the race, Fernie is pulling out all the stops for a memorable kick-off weekend. Everything gets started on Saturday with registration. The public can enjoy a historical bike show and beer garden on Victoria Avenue in the afternoon, while some of Fernie’s top restaurants will be hosting a dine-around event with meals specially prepared to fuel the riders.
Saturday kicks off the tour with a public breakfast at CP Station Square and the opening leg – a time trial that starts and finishes on Victoria Avenue. CP Station Square continues to host a beverage and food garden during the day for the public to enjoy, while the popular Kids Bike Rally takes place. The day ends with a banquet and daily awards ceremony at the Fernie Community Centre. On Monday, Fernie bids farewell to the riders as Stage 2 begins on Victoria Avenue and the competitors head off towards Canmore.
Whether you’re a competitor or fan, the Fernie Stanford Resort would be happy to accommodate you during the Fernie portion of the TransRockies. We are pleased to be one of the official hotels of the race, offering great rates and luxuriously equipped rooms to make your stay as pleasant as possible.