Our first event of the season was great!

full moon ski poster

Several club members joined in for the first Full Moon Ski and Social of the season on Saturday evening at the Fernie golf course. About sixteen skiers took to the trails at 7 pm from the clubhouse – perhaps even a few more participants coming in late.

full moon participants
Several of the participants back at the clubhouse

The evening was cool and the sky was overcast with no visible moon or stars. The grooming of the trails had just been completed so skiing was excellent for both skate and classic skiers. A big Thank You! to groomer Jason who worked late on Saturday at the golf course as well as on the dyke and the RV Resort loop. The evening ended with a chat and drinks at the Cast Iron Grill restaurant after the ski.

The next event is the Friendly Family Ski on Sunday Jan 26. The next Full Moon Ski will be on Feb 8. Both events will happen at the Nordic Centre.

Mellow Mountain Rangers 50+ Training

masters group

In the mean time, what about some pre-ski physical training to get you ready for the trails as soon as the snow flies?

masters group
Participants on a hike

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WINTER 2019 – 2020 UPDATE – Physical Training Program for Adults aged 50+

The 2018 – 2019 nordic season was an exciting one for the Fernie Nordic Society as it was the first season offering the 50+ Training Group.

Primary focus

The main goal of the 50+ Training Group is to stay active and provide skills to increase skiing efficiency in a social group setting. The training program encourages group participation to help motivate people through a social and friendly setting. We also encourage the members to enter some fun races in the Kootenays as a way to motivate your training participation. While it is encouraged, it is not mandatory to attend any races. This program is supervised by coach Jeff Williams.

Training Program

Each member of the 50+ Training Group will be given access to a Training Peaks account. This cost is included in your 50+ Training Group registration fees. Training Peaks is used to communicate the training program to each member and also a way for members to track their training and fitness. For more info on Training Peaks visit www.trainingpeaks.com

The training program will begin December 2nd 2019 and go to the end of March 2020.

There will be a minimum of 6 on snow sessions with Coach Jeff on Fridays.
Tentative schedule for on snow sessions are:

  • Friday December 20
  • Friday January 17
  • Friday January 31
  • Friday February 14
  • Friday February 28
  • Friday March 13

On snow sessions will begin at 10 am and go until 12 noon with 1 hour of classic skiing and 1 hour of skate skiing.
Also one hour drop in lessons will be provided by Instructor Tarah on the opposite Fridays for $15 for people signed up for the 50+ Training Group.

Note that the drop in lessons are open to other 50+ Nordic Society members who are not signed up for the 50+ Training Group at a cost of $25 per drop in session. Schedule will be sent out prior to sessions.

We will be planning a number of social events throughout the winter such as a wax clinic and social and a ski into the Boivin Huts in Elkford

Program cost

$150 for new paricipants
– no prior summer/fall session (only $37/month)
$100 for those who were registered in the summer/fall session

Contact Micheline at micheline_fns@icloud.com if you would like to join this program.
Send an e-transfer to info@fernienordic.com for the December to March session.

Any questions? Get in touch with a volunteer.

Winter Programs for Adults

adult skier

The Fernie Nordic Society is expanding its ski programs aimed at adult skiers. Coach Amy returns with her ski program of group and private lessons for adult skiers starting in January 2020. Coach Tarah has set up a Masters program for more experienced skiers and it starts in December.

Read all the details on the following pages:

Adult Ski Program at https://www.fernienordic.com/adult-lessons/
Masters Program at https://www.fernienordic.com/masters-training/

The continuing physical training program for our 50+ members is about to start its winter session on December 1st. This program is supervised by Coach Jeff. Read more about it at https://www.fernienordic.com/mmr50plus/

Useful Links

Useful Links
Report any broken/missing links

Handy links for other ski related activities

Zone4 Registration     become a FNS member and enroll in Kids Programs

Tourism Fernie     website

Fernie Snow Report     from Fernie Alpine Resort

Fernie.com     local events

Skierbob.ca     all about crosscountry skiing in western Canada

Biathlon Live     from Eurovision Sports

CrossCountry BC     provincial cross country organization

Nordiq Canada    national cross country organization

Biathlon Canada     canadian organization

Links to other regional Clubs and Facilities

Canmore

Castlegar

Crowsnest

Elkford

Golden

Invermere

Kimberley

Nelson

Revelstoke

Rossland

Sparwood

Flathead (USA)

Whitefish (USA)

Galena Lodge (Idaho)

Our Calendar

Our Calendar

Click an event to get more details. The Agenda view lists all events.
Alternatively you may add our calendar to your smartphone or PC. See the instructions below the calendar.

You can link our calendar of events to your own calendar app in your phone, tablet or computer. It is complete with all Lessons, Club Events as well as regional races and events. Use the link below to download the file, open it in your favourite app. Don’t miss a thing! Be sure to download it again in January to get the latest update.

Click to download:  https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/jibej7d3718q28jtemldv5oc4k%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics

A Nordic Night Out fundraiser

UPDATE: The evening at the Arts Station was well attended. Supporters of the Fernie Nordic Racers filled the room to hear Redgirl perform a set of wonderful songs.

A musical fundraiser for the Fernie Nordic Racers
Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 7 PM
at the Arts Station
Tickets $25 available at Eventbrite.ca

Come for the tunes and stay for the great cause! Redgirl presents a night of acoustic folk, bluegrass and original music in order to raise funds and awareness for the small yet fierce Fernie Nordic Racers, winners of the 2019 Kootenay Aggregate Teck Cup!
All funds raised will go towards race team gear for athletes.
Cash Bar and Nibblies by donation.