The Griz blankets Fernie with more legendary powder

Fernie wasn’t always blessed with an abundance of powder. It took a man, a celebrated hero, to coax the snow from the sky. In the last 48 hours, he’s graced us with 50cms, making for some excellent end of the season riding.

The Legendary Griz tale began in 1879, when The Griz was born in a ferocious grizzly bear?s den, prompting an epic battle between child and bear. The townsfolk, fearful of the noise one night, sent out a party in search of the cause. One man saw a boy wearing a bear coat and hat, but because no one believed what the man had seen, the sighting was almost forgotten. The Griz was last seen by backcountry tourers ascending the peaks above Fernie Alpine Resort in a heavy snowstorm. No longer a boy, the Griz is of average height with broad shoulders six feet wide, holding an eight-foot musket. The skiers watched the 300-pound Griz shoot his giant musket into the clouds, coaxing snow to fall.

Even today, tales of the Griz are being shared and many times throughout the season, festivities celebrate the legend, pleasing him, as more snow falls from the sky.

At the Red Tree Lodge we want you to enjoy end of the season riding by taking advantage of our Ride & Stay packages that help you save between 5-15% off lift passes! Combine that with our 3 star approved accommodation, unrivalled facilities and free movie rentals, you couldn’t ask for more!

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