New Fundraising with Fernie Brewing

  A Great Deal for the Ski Season !  

Fernie Nordic Society has been picked to be on the receiving end of Fernie Brewing Co.'s 'Cheers to Charity!' program starting this month. During the months of January, February and March, 100% of money taken in the FBC Tasting Room for a paddle of four tastings, will be donated to the Fernie Nordic Society. Previous charities, clubs and local businesses have included The Fernie Trails Alliance, Friends for Friends, Elk River Alliance and most recently The Fernie Heritage Library.

Fernie Brewing Co. is kicking off winter opening hours as of December 1st: open from 10am to 6pm, 7 days a week. Brewery store, with packaged product, growlers, tastings, merchandise and weekly tour on Fridays at 3 pm. Check out or call 250.423.7797 for more info or to book a tour.

Day Pass for Trails

kioskWelcome to Fernie!  Visitors and occasional skiers may obtain a day pass for using any of the Fernie Nordic Society trails at the golf course and at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre - trails info here. There is a kiosk at each location where you can register and leave your fee in a lock box. Or you can purchase a pass online if you prefer. The cost of an individual pass is $12, or $24 for a family. There is no actual paper pass but just leave your name with your fee.

You may consider getting a membership for the season. Available online here or you may pick up our traditional paper enrolment form at Freshie's on 2nd Ave in Fernie.
Enjoy skiing on the trails in 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.

Rental of XC ski equipment is available in Fernie at these locations.

Upcoming Events

Teck Kootenay Cup #3 & 4
31 Jan 2015 (All day) to 1 Feb 2015 (All day)
Loppet at Nipika
31 Jan 2015 (All day) to 1 Feb 2015 (All day)
SDP Lesson #8
31 Jan 2015 - 10:30 to 11:30
SDP Lesson #9
7 Feb 2015 - 10:30 to 11:30
2015 Canadian Masters in Kamloops, BC
8 Feb 2015 (All day) to 15 Feb 2015 (All day)
January 28, 2015 - 19:16

The recent warm weather is melting much of the snow on the ski trails very quickly. The forecast calls for colder temperatures this weekend with some snow soon after ... finally! But on the bright side, this spring-like weather has been great for our crew starting the construction of the warming hut at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre. Several volunteers were on site today to complete the roof surface. They have done a lot of work during the last week to reach this point. The hut is visible from the Island Lake road at the entrance of the Mt. Fernie Provincial Park and it is located near the present kiosk at the trail head.

on January 22 on January 26 on January 28 building crew
January 6, 2015 - 17:21

FNS ski holderWe have just received these handy blue holders to keep your crosscountry skis safely together. Made from a strong light material on each side of a foam center pad. The Fernie Nordic Society logo is printed on them. It is a fundraising item priced at $5 per pair.
They are available now at Heaven Boutique in Fernie. Cash only for this item.
Please note that these holders will not fit the wide skis or Touring XC skis which often have metal edges.


December 10, 2014 - 06:43

racers logoSo the Fernie Nordic Racers were a huge success in Golden. The team got noticed during the weekend event. It was so much fun. You may read the official release with more photos from CCBC issued yesterday - here is the link.
See you all in Rossland for the Kootenay Cup #2 on December 13-14.

coach Jeff with the team race time ! nice uniforms
December 7, 2014 - 14:49

Last Saturday was an almost ideal time to go outside with the family to try the trails at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre. All trails had been recently groomed and we were surprised that the snow cover was already good for this first outing. Several member families met at the Nordic Centre at 1:30 pm and everyone quickly scattered along the trails for a quiet glide through the woods. Some snow was already falling but it was followed by short intervals of light rain that did not last long. The event ended with everyone gathering at a campfire to enjoy a few roasted hot dogs and a good chat.

Finally make sure that you subscribe to the latest communications from the Fernie Nordic Society by going to the website: grooming, SDP program, club event notices, posts, newsletter. Check them all!

Trails EVNC 1 Trails EVNC 2 At the campfire


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