Get your skis ready!

SNOW! Yay, it’s so good to see that white stuff falling from the sky and accumulating on the ground. Our volunteer groomers are going to be busy this week both at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre and at the Fernie Golf and Country Club – not yet open for skiing – packing and grooming for both classic and skate skiing.
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Our next planned events

Monday Dec 18: Little Critter Ski
Criterium style ski event where competitors complete as many laps of a short course as possible in the 40 minute time limit. For every lap of the course completed, the skier puts his/her name in for draw prizes. Geared to skiers 12 and under. Meet at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre: sign up begins at 5:30 pm and ski begins at 6:00. Headlamps will be needed! Free for members, day ticket required for non-members.

Saturday Dec 23:  Family Social Ski
Join us for a fun Family Social Ski on Saturday, December 23 at 10:30am. It will be a great chance for the kids to try their skis, meet other families and maybe finish with roasting hot dogs or marshmallows on the fire! 

Teck Kootenay Cup December 30 & 31
You absolutely HAVE to pre-register for this amazing community event! Everyone is welcome, doesn’t matter your ski ability, this is a fun event for the entire community. When you register as a Fernie Nordic Society club member, you can even earn points for the club toward the overall Teck Kootenay Cup! Sign up right away and get a free lunch for either or both days. Find all the information you need here. To register go here. For additional halo points, one can volunteer to make this community event a success – contact volunteers[at]

Dinner on Saturday evening Dec 30
On the evening of December 30, the Teck Kootenay Cup and Fernie Nordic Society have arranged a dinner at the wonderful Red Tree Lodge restaurant with musical guest Red Girl. Everyone is welcome to come to the dinner! You can purchase tickets at the door, or when you sign up for the Teck Kootenay Cup event.

Monday Jan 1:   Full Moon Ski & Social
Adults only. On the night of the full moon, meet at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre 19:00 – 22:00. Bring a snack to share & your headlamp, then ski under the full moon and enjoy the fire and food with friends! Free for members, day ticket required for non-members.

Wednesday Jan 3:   Toonie Race
Meet at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre for 19:00. Pre-registration is available. Headlamps will be needed. Course and format will be announced prior to each race. $2 per participant plus day ticket if not a member.