The Fernie Nordic Society is holding its Annual Winterfest at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre on the February 17-18 weekend. Everyone is welcome, club members and non-members alike, to participate in this popular event. We want to make it a fun event for young skiers as well as older ones. Our volunteers are organizing the event and the participation fees are kept low: free on Saturday and $5 on Sunday for FNS members and non-members alike.
It is really a community event that includes our fun annual race. Come to ski, come to race, or come to cheer! Compete against your friends and enjoy the great trails. There are several categories to choose from, short ones for the young skiers and longer distances for the older kids and adults and even a 'team' category with an adult pulling a chariot and a passenger! The keyword here is FUN, so wear a funny hat or costume if you dare!
The Fernie Nordic Winterfest event will be held on Saturday and Sunday Feb 17-18, 2018 at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre near the Mt Fernie Provincial Park. Open to members and non-members alike. No trail pass required when you enter one of these events.
Racing Rocks! starts at 11:30 am on Saturday at the Nordic Centre. Parents feel free to participate with your kids! There is a scavenger hunt for the little ones and a Barkley Marathon style race for the bigger kids! At 11:30 all racers gather to pull their page number out of the book. Once everyone has their page number, there will be a mass start to 5 different stations along Jackrabbit loop and Cedar loop. At each station, the racer will need to rip out the page from the book that matches their number and stuff it in their pocket! Hot dog BBQ afterward by donation.
On Sunday is our 6th Annual Fernie Community Fun Race. Register at www.webscorer.com and pay $5 per entry at bib pickup on Sunday. Our volunteers would like you to register before Saturday evening for better planning the event but, of course, you can still do it up to one hour before the event.
Two main groups: JUNIOR ages 3 to 16 as of Dec 2017 and ADULT 17yo+
Bib pickup starts at 10 am on Sunday
11:00 a.m. Masters Skate mass start (men/junior men) - Galloway Loop
11:05 a.m. Masters Skate mass start (women/junior women) - Galloway Loop
11:10 a.m. Masters Classic mass start (men, women, junior) - Galloway Loop
11:15 a.m. Rec Skate mass start (men/junior men) - Lookout to Cedar Loop
11:20 a.m. Rec Skate mass start (women/junior women) - Lookout to Cedar Loop
11:25 a.m. Rec Classic mass start (men, women, junior) - Lookout to Cedar Loop
12:00 p.m. Chariot Mass start (men, women) - Cedar Loop (no fee if this is a second race)
Hot dog BBQ or chili (limited quantities) afterward by donation.