Spring Has Sprung!
With the weather getting warmer some people may assume that little ski-town of Fernie is packing up and closing down until next winter. Fortunately, that assumption is incorrect as spring in Fernie is yet another season that is jam-packed with loads of activities allowing people to enjoy the weather. The snow banks in town are starting to get smaller, and the roads are getting drier but the mountain still has a healthy coat of white meaning people can still head up and enjoy spring style skiing -a whole new experience compared to riding on powder. The trails are clearing up so the bikes are coming out of winter storage and hiking boots are being laced up. Layers of ice on the Elk River are melting allowing the fisherman their first casts of the season and boat-enthusiasts are already eager bring out their kayaks and canoes. Campfires are being lit, tents and trailers are heading up to the parks for camping, and photographers are venturing out to catch a shot of the animals returning from their winter vacations.
The ski hill has in no way slowed down and this is made clear with all the events they have on for the upcoming weeks. From the Monster Energy Boarderstyle competition to the infamous Hot Dog Day, and even the Coca Cola Slope Soaker, it’s impossible for a dull moment to exist. The town is also keeping busy with live music every week and exciting, themed parties at the bars for people to enjoy after a day spent outside.
Spring Stay Free Promotion
If you are itching to get your goggle tan perfected or to try out your legs on a bike after a long winter, Fernie is the place to be. With our new spring promotion here at Red Tree Lodge, you are able to enjoy all your favourite activities as the new season rolls in. Stay 3 nights and get the 3rd night FREE and don’t forget to ask about out late check out option when you call us at 1-800-977-2977 to book. This promotion is not available if you book online so give us a call and save on your Fernie accommodations!
Love Beer … Love Skiing!
It’s the perfect combination for a winter vacation, so alongside Fernie Brewing Co we are bringing you the best of this cold and crisp duo! Stay and save up to 20% off on our mid-week Beer Lovers Ski Package and we will also throw in a sample pack of the brewery’s craft beer. Think that the fun might tucker you out? No worries, this two-night stay package also includes a 1 pm late checkout. Book now for our standard rooms, or upgrade to a superior room or even a king room on the second floor if you want to enjoy your beer on the balcony and snuggle up on a pillow top mattress with upgraded linens! We are also a pet friendly hotel so you can still book a room if you want to bring your furry friends along.
Fernie’s Home-Grown Craft Brewery
Located off highway 3, the Brewery is passionate about their goal to quench the thirst of the valley. They boast refreshing brews with no additives or fillers and stand by the idea of “Good Beer for a Good Town“. Their flavourful, award-winning craft beers win the hearts of the locals, and hopefully you will be able to pick your favourite. Even though you will have samples waiting for you in your room we recommend checking out the Brewery – it’s just as cool and full of character as their beer is!
Hit the Slopes!
Fernie Alpine Resort is known for its legendary snow fall and reportedly has the highest of any resort in Canada. Itching to get out and play in the powder? Lift tickets are included in this package so you can head up for some skiing (or snowboarding!) – the shuttle pick up is conveniently located right outside of the lodge and will drop you off right at the base of the hill, if you don’t feel like driving. We are also equipped with all the amenities to warm you up, so take a dip in our heated pool, soak in our hot tub or relax your muscles in the sauna after a day out in the cold. Call now to book your stay with us, and bottoms up to an awesome ski vacation!
Winter Activities in Fernie
Mother Nature has been showcasing her beauty in Fernie! From the gorgeous sunrises, to blue bird days, sunsets and the nights sky filled with stars – we’ve been getting spoiled! Surrounded by the Canadian Rockies, Fernie is known for it’s legendary powder and amazing conditions at Fernie Alpine Resort, but there’s more winter activities in Fernie to try!!
Cross Country Skiing
Cross country skiing is picking up in popularity thanks to the Fernie Nordic Society. The club welcomes residents, visitors and occasional skiers. You can obtain a day pass for using any of the Fernie Nordic Society trails at the Fernie Golf & Country Club golf course and the Elk Valley Nordic Centre.
There’s a kiosk at each location where you can register and leave your fee in a lock box. If you prefer, you can purchase a pass online. The cost of an individual pass is $12, or $24 for a family. You can also consider getting a membership for the season. They’re available online or you can pick up our traditional paper enrollment form at Freshie’s on 2nd Ave in Fernie. What great value to enjoy the many groomed trails around Fernie! (Please note that skiing areas where dogs are welcome are the Dyke, the Fernie Alpine Resort and Island Lake trails. Dogs are not permitted on the Golf Course or the Elk Valley Nordic Centre.)
Mountain biking is a favorite past time of many Fernie residents. Usually enjoyed in the summer, biking has become a year-round sport with so-called Fat Bikes and their thick snow tires. With an extensive and ever growing number of trails being maintained by the Fernie Mountain Bike Club, there’s something for every skill level! In the winter, the Ridgemont Trails are best for fat tire biking – but there’s many others to choose from! If you don’t have your own fat bike, head downtown to the Gear Hub for some friendly, local advice with your gear. If you’re looking for a little guidance or a guide, The Guide’s Hut (Fernie Bike Guides) can get you set up.
If you’re looking for big thrills and a good dose of adrenaline, try cat skiing with Fernie Wilderness Adventures. Fernie Wilderness Adventures provides their clients with the “experience of a lifetime”. It’s an exceptional outdoor experience in a relaxed, casual atmosphere enjoying the snow and great Canadian Rockies. Nestled in a nearby mountain range just south west of Fernie, FWA has over 5,000 acres with a variety of Ridges to begin your descents from. The guides have a vast variety to choose from, and the terrain ranges from ridges and valleys to spectacular gladed meadows. At an elevation over 7,150 ft (2170 meters) the conditions keep the snow falling from the Coast. Enjoy dry powder perfect for skiers and snowboarders in the world renowned Canadian Rockies. Stay with the Red Tree Lodge and save on your cat skiing adventure – just ask the Front Desk how!