Support our Fernie Nordic Racers!

nordiq canada fundraiser

Our Fernie Nordic Racers are starting to put kids on the podium locally, provincially and nationally! and NEED YOUR SUPPORT!!!

Please visit the link below for more info (tax receipts available and any donations exceeding $100 receive a Fernie Nordic Racers cowbell!) :

They have an opportunity to get a match to charitable donations through Nordiq Canada until the end of March and have launched a test skis campaign. The goal is not big but the impact for the team with access to wax testing skis will be huge!

Our volunteer race team wax crew has been helping athletes maximize their training efforts all season and these skis will help take their performance to the next level!

Your consideration and support towards our volunteer run race team is greatly appreciated!

4th Annual Fernie Flying Viking Challenge

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Watch a few scenes from the 2023 event:

video from the 2023 Flying Viking Challengr
Video from event (13 mins)

A few photos

Flying Viking 2023

Looking for a challenge? This is the one, a long one but very casual – unless you don’t want it to be casual, and then feel free to ski like mad! Excellent prizes, ride(s) on the Deer chair, a lot of yummy food and drinks. Prizes will be awarded for best Viking costume and then as door prizes!

When: Sunday morning March 26, 2023
                    Participants meet at 10:15 am
                    Flying Vikings start at 10:30 am
                    Mini-Vikings start at 11:00 am

Where: at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre located next to the Mt Fernie Provincial Park

You have the option to do either the full 50 km yourself (2 loops to the ski hill trails and back) or you can choose to do a single loop of 25 km. Three age categories to choose from: Adult Open, U17 and L56 (or age 56 and up). You can classic or skate ski as you wish … let’s go for No Rules!

Mini-Viking Challenge: New this year are categories with 3 shorter distances for our Mini-Vikings. Choose 1.3 km to Teck bridge, 3.4 km to top of Runt/Grunt or 7.5 km around Galloway Loop, and back to hut. Optional costumes are highly recommended here too!

Fee:       $25 for 25 km & 50 km – lift ticket included
               $15 for Mini-Viking distances – no lift ticket required – includes optional guardian

Thank you to Fernie Alpine Resort for supporting this amazing event!

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2023 Fernie Flying Viking Challenge Results

The results can be found at or click the button below:

Click here for 2023 results

The results of our previous 2020 Fernie Flying Viking Challenge are found here:

Click here for 2020 results

Route and course profile

** NEW ** A more detailed course map may be found on this page

fernie viking challenge
from the 2018 event

Previous Events

New course map for the Flying Viking event

Flying Viking 2023

Looking for a challenge? This is the one, a long one but very casual – unless you don’t want it to be casual, and then feel free to ski like mad! Prizes, ride(s) on the Deer chair, yummy food and drinks. Prizes for best Viking costume! New this year are categories with shorter distances for our Mini-Vikings. More details on our main page. See the course map HERE.

Click here to register

Spring Break Kids Bingo is back!!!

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From March 18 to April 2, 2023

Our friends over at Stag Leap have just announced an awesome opportunity for kids over spring break! Wondering how to keep those kids busy and active for 2 weeks – fret not! Simply grab a copy of the March Fernie Fix, (or download your card via the link below), and bag as many lines as you can, between March 18 and April 2!

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Sweet prizing from loads of great stores and Fernie organizations, plus the big ticket item – a night in a @snowvalleylodging Tiny Home!

Bingo can be completed from anywhere, it’s not Fernie specific! Open to all ages of kids.


This years Bingo is supported by: @ferniefix @fernietrailsalliance @fernienordicsociety @upliftassociation @stagleaprunningco

Here are the rules …

Community event at the Fernie Golf Course

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Our 9th Annual Community Fun Races had 60 participants in the event on Sunday morning February 12 at the Fernie Golf Course. Good weather and great ski conditions added to its success. The ages of the skiers ranged from 4 year old in the Bunnyrabbits wave to 78 in the adult category. Many skied in costume. What a sight! The young skiers rushed on either a 200 or 800 metres course. Teen and adult skiers were on a 1.5 km or 8 km course. Two chariots with their young passengers made the 2.7 km loop.

Exciting relay relay races were also part of the event. A classic skier and a skate skier of various ages were paired at random for two 2.7 km laps. This made for a very fun event for the loudly cheering crowd watching.

Next everyone got together at the clubhouse for a chili lunch prepared by Cooks Caterering S&P. Cookie medals to participants. Great prizes from our event sponsors for best costume and other fun categories. We wish to thank these local businesses for providing the prizes for the event: Happy Cow Fernie, Fernie Chiropractic Inc, Mantra Spirit Studio Fernie, Le Bon Pain Fernie, The Quest Fall Line Snow Sports, Fernie Brewing Co., The Vogue Theater, Giv’er Shirt Works, Big Bang Bagels, City of Fernie.
Big thanks also go to Jason and his grooming crew at the Fernie Golf Course for preparing the course during the last weeks.

The icons below link to the results form the races and relays: