Official opening day at Fernie Alpine Resort

Event Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm / Event Location: Fernie Alpine Resort

Join powder hounds from all around for the best skiing in the Canadian Rockies!

Please note that this date is tentative and may be adjusted due to the weather.

Fernie Alpine Resort is scheduled to open for daily operations on November 30th for the 2018-2019 winter season. Stay tuned for any further updates.
Lifts open 9 am – 4 pm! Open daily through to April 14th, 2019.

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Over 2400 acres of terrain and 142 runs await at Fernie Alpine Resort. There’s plenty of gentle green runs for beginners, challenging and varied blue runs for intermediates and incredible black and double diamond runs for experts. Add a full range of on-mountain accommodations, retail, rentals, events, dining and nightlife and there’s something for everyone to enjoy this winter.


Holiday kick-off Light Up

Event Time: 5:00pm -9:00pm / Event Location: Fernie

Late night shopping & light up ceremonies in Historic Downtown Fernie’s to kick off the winter season!

Explore the unique and eclectic boutiques in downtown Fernie featuring an enticing selection of clothing, homewares, books, gifts, sporting goods, art and much much more!

See the winter light displays be switched on at the Fernie Courthouse – pep rally & free BBQ for all to enjoy courtesy of the City of Fernie. (Switch-on time TBA).

Stores open until 9pm.

See the holiday window displays – this year’s theme TBA.


Gallery Opening – Joey Kosolofski

Event Time: 7:00pm / Event Location: Fernie

Bold, graphic, new artwork by a local street artist.

Opening Reception with cash bar & complimentary nibbles: Thursday, November 29th, at 7 pm.

Exhibit continues until January 2nd.

Joey Kosolofski is bringing urban art to Fernie one dumpster at a time. As a regular at the annual Fernie dumpster painting event, he turns plain metal boxes into works of modern art. His latest piece features a graphic interpretation of mountains meetings letters in bold, colorful style. His dumpsters can be found at the Community Centre, Bottle Depot and at the Tipple Liquor Store – his 2017 dumpster was the winning design.

Like many Fernieites, Kosolofski moved here for one ski season (in 2014) and never left. Originally from Kindersley, Saskatchewan, he cites his grade 5, 6 teacher, Mrs White as having inspired him to pursue his passion from a very early age. He seeks out street art as inspiration, travelling across the country and from California to Melbourne. Having started with acrylics, he constantly looks to create new styles, experimenting and working with spray paint, oils and watercolour.

His commercial work includes large-scale logo installations, some of which can be seen at SOAR and Coal Town Goods. A large feature mural is on display at Snow Valley Spa & Leisure and he has produced custom designs for Fernie-based ski & snowboard manufacturer, DID. He draws his inspiration from the mountains around Fernie, manipulating shapes and using plenty of colour to make his work pop. Seeking to replicate the movement of the landscape, he focuses less on detail and more on the emotion of the environment. Kosolofski lives in Fernie with his girlfriend Janice and his step-dog, Bodie, where they enjoy mountain life in every season.


Fernie Ghostriders Hockey Game

Event Time: 7:30pm / Event Location: Fernie

Catch a home game this winter with the Fernie Ghostriders- Fernie’s own KIJHL Junior Hockey Team.

Puck drop at 7.30pm, entry is $11/adults, $6 students/seniors for regular games.

Always popular and often sold out, local games are a fun night out for the whole family with plenty of great hockey action, beverage gardens, concessions, merchandise booth and special events including the 50/50 raffle, and teddy bear toss, shootout challenge, and diamond ring prize draw games.


Twilight & Holiday Craft Fairs at Fernie Community Centre

Event Time: 5:00pm -9:00pm / Event Location: Fernie

The Fernie Craft Fairs are a cornucopia of fine produce and speciality items.

Discover little wooden doors to hide in the garden, freshly baked pies, hand-stamped copper jewellery, crochet toques and much, much, more!

Buy local and support artisan producers. A perfect opportunity to get a kick-start on your Christmas presents.

And don’t miss the ’tis the season craft fair coming December 14!


David P. Smith in concert at The Arts Station

Event Time: 8:00pm / Event Location: Fernie

Victoria, BC songwriter David P. Smith has been writing, performing, and recording since 1995.

Tickets online at or at the door: $20/adult $14/youth

David P. Smith is essentially a storyteller, his narratives visceral, sometimes hilarious, peering into darkness, stumbling into surreality, lurching back into the everyday, and occupying that honest spot where good C&W dwells.  Musically and sonically he draws on everything from the raw emotion of hard-core country and rhythm and blues, to noise, to folk, to the forms dictated or suggested or discovered on the accordion or piano.



Taste of Fernie

Event Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm / Event Location: Fernie

Explore Fernie’s restaurants and retail spaces!

Your Taste of Fernie ticket will get you a free sample or gift at each of the participating businesses.

Follow the map on your ticket your ticket to find all the locations.

Enjoy lovely eats and treats as you go! Explore all of Fernie along the way to see great holiday decorations and specials.

This is a great way to visit some of Fernie’s excellent restaurants and retail shops and check out some of Fernie’s newest additions. Get your tickets, grab your friends, and start planning your route so you don’t miss out on any of the stops in this year’s line up!

  • 100 tickets available for pre-purchase only, $35. Purchase Online. Non-residents: Put ‘none’ in ‘Company’ box.
  • All locations 5-9pm except where noted.

2018 Participating businesses include:



Festival of Lights

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

Returning for the 5th year, the festival of lights brings an evening of lights and music to downtown Fernie.

Celebrate the night with paper lanterns, bonfires and fireworks at Station Square.

The event includes a series of lantern building sessions and an evening of community and celebration. More details to come soon!


Fernie Ski & Board Film Festival & FAST Ski Swap

Event Time: 9:30am - 2:00pm / Event Location: Fernie

Celebrating snow with the kick-off to Fernie’s winter season.

It’s still too early to ski and board, so come watch movies, win awesome prizes and get #ferniestoke on winter!

Join Fernie’s snow community for the Fernie Alpine Ski Team (FAST) Ski Swap at 9:30am and the Fernie Ski and Board Film Fest at 6pm!

The FAST Gear Swap is the place to score some great used ski and snowboard gear and sell off last year’s stuff while supporting a great cause. The FAST ski swap support’s the ski team with admission proceeds and 20% of sales going to the club.

Drop off and consignment: 2:00 – 9:00 PM, Friday, November 9
Sale: 9:30 am – 2:00 pm, Saturday, November 10
Location: Fernie Community Centre
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Judgement Night II

Event Time: 6:30pm - 11:00pm / Event Location: In town

Brought to you by Fernie Old School Boxing, Judgement Night is back!

An Evening of Charity and Amateur Boxing raising funds for local Elk Valley Charities and Families. This is a licensed evening event, and ID will be required at the bar.

Tickets are available for $20 at Giv’r Shirt Works, Super 8 Fernie, and Boardstiff Snow & Skate. This dynamite event was a sell out last year – get your tickets in early.