Over the past 5 months, Fernie has seen plenty of those legendary powder days, after all it’s what were known for and with Fernie Alpine Resort’s closing day looming, nothing says “goodbye” to winter and “hello” to summer like a party!
Fernie Alpine Resort always knows how to throw an epic party and Fernival is no exception! Join us in celebrating another fantastic year of riding this coming weekend, April 13th-14th!
Fernival is a festival for adults and children of all ages, filled with live music, beer gardens and of course the Powder, Peddle, Paddle Relay. The festivities start April 13th at 12 noon with the opening of the Bud Light Event Gardens. At 2:00pm, live music hits the stage with opening act Cumberland. At 3:30pm the main act, Canadian Music Legends Chilliwack hit the stage with their popular 70’s and 80’s tracks including “My Girl (Gone Gone Gone)”, “I Believe”, “Whatcha Gonna Do”, “Fly At Night” and “Lonesome Mary”. The Powder, Peddle, Paddle Relay is a strong tradition in Fernie and has been running since 1984! Race as a team or an individual and challenge yourself to this race, including SKI (Top of Bear, down Cedar Bowl and Cedar Trail to Base Area), BIKE (from Base area through Timberline Subdivision to Hwy #3 to Elk River), PADDLE (down Elk River to bottom of Ski Hill Road), RUN (from bottom of ski hill road uphill through Timberline Subdivision through parking lot to Base area Finish Line). Another way to end an amazing year!
If your planning on joining the festivities, be sure to book your accommodations with the Red Tree Lodge and save on your stay by using the promo code FLV13! With our affordable and comfortable rooms, friendly and knowledgeable staff, we make sure you make the most of your time in Fernie. Call us today at 1-800-977-2977 to reserve now!
Don’t forget, only roughly 239 more days until another season of epic powder! Until then, put the riding gear away for next year and pull out the mountain bike and let’s get muddy!
Every year the town of Fernie gathers for a weekend of festivities to celebrate a legend, the Griz. You see, Fernie was not always blessed with an abundance of powder.
In 1879, 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 heard that 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.
In his honor, the townsfolk hold a yearly festival to celebrate the snow. Sporting events, parades, competitions and more to mark the festivities. Pleased with these celebrations, the Griz blankets the mountains with some of the best dry campaign powder in the world.
This years festival will be held from March 1st – 3rd! Come show off your Griz costume in the Griz Days parade and receive a prize just for participating! Or if your up for something more extreme then try your luck at the Extreme Griz Championship with first prize valued at $200! Head to 2nd ave for the Downtown Street Party with beer gardens, live music and concessions. The Coal Creek Boys will be hitting the stage Friday night and 60Hertz on Saturday. Fun for everyone!
Book your Griz Days accommodation now and enjoy an affordable and comfortable stay while in Fernie. With unrivalled amenities within steps, we’re your number one choice! Call us at 1-800-977-2977 to book now!
If you would like more information on the Griz Days, please visit the official page.
Spring, ride, sun and fun, a great combination that’s enjoyed during Fernival. There’s no better way to celebrate another fantastic season at Fernie Alpine Resort than with riding, live music and good times. Taking place on Saturday, April 14 and with past talent such as Trooper and Fernie’s own Shred Kelly gracing the stage, this year April Wine will be joining another memorable Fernival weekend.
On Saturday, enjoy some apres ski and listen to April Wine in the plaza and on Sunday come for the final day of season and celebrate with spring’s favorite event – Coca Cola Slope Soaker!!
Mention Fernival when you stay at the Red Tree Lodge this weekend and enjoy a 15 % discount off your room. Call now at 1-800-977-2977 to book!
…. and to help you get ready for the festivities, check out two videos below of Fernie’s own flash mob taking place at this years Hot Dog Day!