Trail Conditions – February 6, 2023

lizard creek loop

The 9th Annual Community Fun event is happening next weekend. Register before Tuesday Feb 8.

Elk Valley Nordic Centre

No dogs, snowshoes, biking or walkers on the trails please.

Cedar & Lizard Lookoutgreen easyGroomed and tracksetFeb 6
From Hut to bridgegreen easyGroomed and tracksetFeb 6
Runt & Gruntblue challengingGroomed and tracksetFeb 4
Galloway loopblue challengingGroomed and tracksetFeb 4
Lizard Creek loopblack more difficultGroomed but not tracksetFeb 3
FAR connector & Boomeranggreen easyGroomed and tracksetFeb 4

The network was groomed and trackset with the snowcat on Saturday afternoon. Partial grooming of skate lanes on Cedar Loop and Lookout due to challenging conditions. More snow is needed.

Fernie Golf Course

Trails are groomed and trackset daily after 8 am. Watch for icy sections.
Level of difficulty: Easy green easy

No dogs, snowshoes or walkers on the golf course please.

Maps and directions are shown here


Other locations where one can ski in the Fernie area are listed below. Please note that these trails are dog-friendly and operated by other organizations.

Fernie Alpine Resort

FAR silk slide

The Raging Elk Silk Trail Slide is on from Jan 28 through Feb 5. More details and register HERE

The Silk, Scandia and Machuria trails were groomed on Monday morning. No new trackset.

Off-leash dogs are now allowed on the trails if they are still under ‘vocal control’. A map and directions to trails are found here
The FAR snow report is here

Fernie Dyke

The dyke is groomed regularly by the personel of the golf course up to the North bridge.
Level of difficulty: Easy green easy

Montane

Trail grooming is happening regularly. Green trails are for nordic skiers only. Walkers, dogs and snowshoers on blue trails only.

Find map and directions to trails here

Anyone may text updates to 250-430-2719 at any time.

Day passes for using the trails are now available in packs of 6 or 12 passes.
Perfect for your friends visiting Fernie. See the full details on this page.

The Fernie Community Fun R***s on Feb 12

community race 2023

This is our annual community event that is really a fun race open to everyone. Participation is open to all skiers, club members or non-members alike, all ages and abilities. It will be held on Sunday morning February 12 (new date) at the Fernie Golf Course.

As in previous years, there are several popular categories to choose from, short ones for the young skiers and longer distances for the older kids and adults, relay races with random partners and even a ‘team’ category with an adult pulling a chariot with a passenger. The keyword here is FUN, so wear a funny hat or costume if you dare!

The small registration fee includes a hot lunch at the Clubhouse by Cooks Catering. There is more information about the event on this page. The registration page at Zone4.ca is now open.

First Full Moon Ski of 2023

full moon social

Several groups and families enjoyed a peaceful evening ski at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre on Friday evening. The full moon appeared from behind the clouds for a perfect outing for about twenty-five or so skiers.

The warming hut was open and the area around the hut were lit for this occasion.

The next full moon will happen during the February 4-5 weekend. We’ll see you then!

Get your skis waxed

racer louison dubief

It’s time to give your skis the love and respect they deserve.

The Fernie Nordic Racers will be waxing XC skis to raise money to attend the Kootenay Cups, BC Cups, and BC championships this upcoming season.

Get your skis cleaned and hot waxed by our Cross Country BC certified wax technicians and help our athletes compete with the best in the province.

  • $25 for cleaning and basic hot wax
  • $40 for full race ready service

Note: Waxless skis and skin skis still need to be glide waxed!!

Drop off at the warming hut of the Nordic Centre:

  • Friday Nov 25  4pm-6:30pm (pickup on Saturday 10am – noon), or
  • Saturday Nov 26  10am – 4pm (pickup on Sunday 9am – noon)

Payment via cash or card

*** Skis should be clearly marked with name and phone # ***
*** If using ski sleeves, these should be labelled. ***

FNS ski sleeves, buffs and toques will also be available for purchase!
Membership renewal stickers will be available throughout the weekend during both pick-up and drop off times
Thank you for supporting our local youth nordic ski team! We look forward to seeing you soon!