Jul
10

Trans BC Enduro – Stage 1 in Fernie, BC

Event Time: All Day / Event Location: On Mountain

Kicking off a brand new 7-day multi-location BC enduro race at Fernie Alpine Resort.

Welcome to the inaugural Trans BC 6 Day Enduro Race.  This event has been in midst of ideas and creation for 3 years – now from the experience of 2 race series and 20 enduro races throughout BC over the past 2 years, comes a race that encompasses sensational BC trail networks, communities, connections, and everything in between – the Trans BC Enduro – 6 sweet days of riding some of the best trails in the world!

This is no alps, no Trans Provence, no high elevation riding – but on the side of pure traditional famous BC singletrack of loam, forest, roots, and alpine, and everything in between.  BC has its own unique style and this race will showcase a little bit of everything within its style.

This is a blind race – racers will receive route details approx 1-2 weeks prior to the start of the race, but spectators, friends, and family will be able to cheer on the riders from the base area of Fernie Alpine Resort.

Stages:

Day 1: Fernie
Day 2: Panorama
Day 3: Golden
Day 4: Golden
Day 5: Revelstoke
Day 6: Revelstoke

Mandatory rider briefing at the Day Lodge, Fernie Alpine Resort, 7:30pm, Sunday, July 9th, 2017.
Final dinner & celebrations in Revelstoke on Saturday, July 15th, 2017.

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED.

See more at: Tourism Fernie

Jun
25

Golf Event: East Kootenay Junior Open

Event Time: 2pm / Event Location: In Town

Annual East Kootenay Junior Open – come and show us what you’ve got!

2pm tournament start with allocated Tee Times
18 holes stroke play

Non-members: $45
To register, use the ‘contact’ form on this page (top right) or call the Pro-shop on 250-423-7773

Price includes golf, plus dinner & prizes at 6:30pm

See more at: Tourism Fernie

Jun
15

Fly Fishing Season Opens in Fernie Trout Town

Event Time: No time set / Event Location: In Town

Featuring monster bull trout and Pure Strain Westslope Cutthroat, the Elk River is Fernie’s blue gem.

Read all about Fly Fishing in Fernie Trout town on our Fly Fishing Pages.

Remember to book your guiding services in advance! Popular dates fill up fast.

Fernie Wilderness Adventures, Fernie Fly Fishing and Elk River Guiding Company are experts in their field. Each offer a variety of trips and services and will welcome you with local knowledge and years of experience.

See more at: Tourism Fernie

May
20

Spring Bike Blitz & Mud Muncher Kid’s Race

Event Time: All Day / Event Location: In Town

The kick-off to the Fernie Mountain Biking Season – BBQ Social, bike swap, kid’s bike event and more!

Come and meet Fernie bikers, learn about weekly rides, special events and plans for the summer. This is a great event for our regular visitors! Volunteers are needed for the weekend, email the FMBC by using the email button on this page.

Details (including location, usually at the Elks Hall) for the 2017 event are TBC, 2016 schedule below for reference:

10AM-2PM: Bike & Gear Swap (drop off sale items on Friday evening or Saturday morning).
11:30AM-2PM: Bikers BBQ Social
1PM: Kid’s Mud Muncher Challenge
3PM: Fernie Mountain Bike Club AGM
7PM: Road Raiser MTB Movie Night

Participants must be a member of the Fernie Mountain Bike Club – only $25 to join for the year for individuals, or $50 for families! Sign up online or at the event.

FMBC Membership includes access to great mountain bike events all summer and is your unofficial ‘trail pass’ to ride the Fernie Mountain Bike Trails. Fernie Trails Alliance Members do not need to purchase a Fernie Mountain Bike Club membership, and vice-versa, one membership covers both organisations. Sign up today before you hit the trails!

A Fernie Mountain Bike Club Event.

See more at: Fernie Tourism

May
17

Golf Event: Men’s Opening

Event Time: 5pm / Event Location: In Town

Celebrate the start of the season with the first men’s tournament on the greens at Fernie Golf and Country Club – come and show us what you’ve got!

2-man Best Net
Certified RCGA Handicap Required, Enter as a single or a team

5pm shotgun start followed by dinner & awards

Non-members: $70
Payment required at time of registration
To register, contact the pro-shop – use the ‘contact’ form on this page (top right) or call 250-423-7773

Price includes golf, dinner & prizes

See more at: Tourism Fernie

May
09

Golf Event: Ladies Opening

Event Time: 6pm / Event Location: In Town

Celebrate the start of the season with the first tournament on the greens at Fernie Golf and Country Club – come and show us what you’ve got!

Two person alternate shot

6pm shotgun start followed by dinner & prizes

Non-members: $60 – includes golf, dinner & prizes
Payment required at time of registration
To register, contact the pro-shop – use the ‘contact’ form on this page (top right) or call 250-423-7773

See more at: Tourism Fernie

Apr
16

Coca Cola Slope Soaker & Closing Day at Fernie Alpine Resort

Event Time: All Day / Event Location: Fernie Alpine Resort

Bring your costume and your skis or snowboard and see if you can make it across the Slope Soaker pond!

If you see just one event all season at Fernie Alpine Resort, make it the Slope Soaker.  Watch in nervous anticipation as brave participants launch themselves off a snow jump in hopes of skimming across a chilly pond, but mostly crashing into the water! Best viewing seats are on the deck at the Rusty Edge!

See last year’s event on Video: Fernival & Slope Soaker 2016

Participants are encouraged to dress up in creative costumes as crossing the pond is not the only goal. Extra prizes and points will be awarded for creativity/costumes, effort, crowd reaction, biggest splash etc. All registered participants are also entered in an amazing prize draw.

REGISTRATION:
Open to anyone 12 years of age and older, and limited to the first 75 people that register so sign up early!

Day of registration will only be available if spots are available.

Register at Guest Services at Fernie Alpine Resort, call 250-423-4655 or email [email protected]

SCHEDULE:
10:30am – 12:00pm: Check-In & Registration @ Daylodge. All competitors must check in by 12pm, or risk losing your spot!
12:30pm: MANDATORY Participants Meeting at bottom of pond, outside Griz Inn
12:45pm: Participants to start line
1:00pm: START
3:00pm: Music @ Plaza
Approx 4:00pm: Awards – during the set break of the music in the plaza.

Proceeds from the event will be donated to Fernie Search and Rescue.

See more at: Tourism Fernie

Apr
15

Raging Elk Powder Pedal Paddle Relay Race

Event Time: All Day / Event Location: Fernie Alpine Resort

Another local’s favorite – the PPP has been going strong since 1984 and is part of a full closing party weekend FERNIVAL!

The tradition continues as individuals or teams of 2-5 people ski (you can also board, telemark or whatever gets you down the hill the fastest), bike, paddle and then run in a fun (yet competitive!) relay race. It’s the perfect season ender!
See last year’s event weekend on Video: Fernival 2016

The route takes the skier from the bear run to the base area, then bike towards town, paddle down the icy elk river back to the highway and then a quick run up Ski Hill Road back to the Plaza. What could be simpler?

There are fantastic prizes for the top finishers in each category as well as bonus prizes. Costumes are welcome and cheering from the sidelines is highly encouraged. Come on out and participate or watch the wackiest race in Fernie. Proudly Sponsored by the Raging Elk Hostel.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
SKI (4.5km) – Top of Bear Express Chair, down Cedar Bowl & Cedar Trail to base area
BIKE (6km) – From base area, through Timberline Subdivision to Highway #3, along Highway #3 to the Elk River in Fernie.
PADDLE (6km) – From Fernie, down the Elk River to the bottom of Ski Hill Road.
RUN (2km) – From bottom of ski hill road run uphill, through the Timberline Subdivision, through Parking Lot #1 to the finish line in the base.
Course Map can be found by clicking here

REGISTRATION & ENTRY FEES:
Register at Fernie Alpine Resort Guest Services.  Teams, please register as a whole.

See more at: Tourism Fernie

Apr
15

FERNIVAL! Closing Weekend Party at Fernie Alpine Resort

Event Time: All Day / Event Location: Fernie Alpine Resort

9th Annual Fernival at Fernie Alpine Resort with Wide Mouth Mason!

Fernival is Fernie Alpine Resort’s Closing Weekend Celebration. See last year’s event on Video: Fernival 2016

SATURDAY APRIL 15

11AM: Raging Elk Powder Pedal Paddle Relay Race

  • For over 30 years the PPP has been going strong. Teams of 1-5 people ski, bike, paddle, & run in a fun yet competitive relay race. Race starts at 11am and ends around 1pm.
    More details and how to register

12-6PM: Party in the Plaza! Free concert

  • 12pm – 6pm: Kokanee Event Gardens open in the Plaza with Skratch Bastid spinning the decks
    2pm (tentative): Backroad Traveler Band live on stage – high energy Calgary rock cover band to get the party started!
    4pm (tentative): WIDE MOUTH MASON live on stage – 20-year veteran Canadian mega-band, live, loud, and free!

SUNDAY APRIL 16 – Sunday Funday!

1PM: Coca Cola Slope Soaker event! Set your up prime seat patio view early at the Rusty Edge.

  • Strap on your skis or snowboard and see if you can make it across our Slope Soaker pond. Participants are encouraged to dress up in creative costumes as crossing the pond is not the only goal.  Extra prizes and points will be awarded for creativity/costumes, effort, crowd reaction, biggest splash etc.  Plus all the registered participants are entered in for amazing draw prizes from our sponsors! Entries limited to 75 people, for ages 12 and up. More details and how to register.

AFTERNOON:

  • BC/DC – live and loud on the big stage in the plaza. Canada’s original dirtbag metal-heads. Often imitated, never bettered!

See more at: Tourism Fernie

Apr
05

Hot Dog Day

Event Time: All Day / Event Location: Fernie Alpine Resort

Are you ready for ANOTHER totally bodacious day out on the slopes?!

Bust out your one piece ski suits and headbands, spandex and other retro ski gear and join in the fun!

Hot Dog Day is one of those legendary unsanctioned ‘local’ days that has no specific schedule or central event – just come along and enjoy the atmosphere and the party spirit!

Founded around 30+ years ago when a bunch of locals decided to dress up ‘Hot Dog – The Movie’ style and ski/party/soak up the spring sunshine at Fernie Alpine Resort, the event is now a firmly unofficial fixture on Fernie’s spring event calendar.

Watch for after-party events at local bars – usually announced around the end of March.

See more at: Tourism Fernie