Become a Volunteer!

Become a Volunteer!

Our activities are only possible because of the involvement of our many volunteers. Volunteers are always welcome for activities happening at different times of the year. One may help for a specific activity once or a few times during the season, or she/he may take over an activity spanning the entire season. It all depends on each person’s interest and her/his desired level of involvement.

Please note that each volunteer should also be a club member.

If you are interested in helping out, just drop us a line through the Contact Us page of this website. You may also indicate your preference at the time you renew your club membership online.

Yes, I want to volunteer!

Check out the available options here and choose a seasonal task or a single one according to your preferences. We thank you for your interest.


  • Volunteer Coach
  • Trail Ambassador
  • Fundraiser Leader
  • Gear Manager
  • Website Manager
  • Master Den Parent
  • Events Coordinator
  • Bookkeeper
  • Director-at-Large

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Single Opportunities

  • Junior Reporter/Writer
  • Trail Maintenance
  • Work Party
  • Signage Artiste
  • Gear Distribution Helper
  • Inventory Helper
  • Saturday Lessons Helper
  • Events Helper

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Trail Conditions in Fernie

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Trail Conditions – April 4, 2024 – FINAL

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Elk Valley Nordic Centre

The grooming team is advising us that all grooming has now stopped at the Nordic Centre because of the current conditions. Trails are very icy in several locations. They are thanking all skiers for your support.

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

Cedar & Lizard Lookoutgreen easyLizard only Groomed & tracksetApr 2
From Hut to bridgegreen easyGroomed & tracksetApr 2
Runt & Gruntblue challengingGroomed & tracksetApr 1
Galloway loopblue challengingGroomed & tracksetApr 1
Lizard Creek loopblack more difficultGroomedMar 31
FAR connector & Boomeranggreen easyGroomed & tracksetMar 31

Poor skiing conditions from hut to bridge – very icy. Skiing is not recommended unless snowy conditions return.

Fernie Golf Course

The trails are now CLOSED to skiing.
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

The Silk, Scandia and Manchuria trails were last groomed and trackset on Saturday morning. The Scandia trail is not recommended due to poor snow cover.

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 and City Trails

The trails from the backcountry north of the golf course to James White park are very icy and not recommended for skiing.

It is a multi-use trail for walking, snowshoeing, snow biking and skiing with your dog. Grooming of the dyke to the north bridge will start at the same time as the grooming on the golf course. Additionally the dyke from the north bridge to the boat launch will be groomed and trackset after a sufficient new snow fall.
Level of difficulty: Easy green easy


The trails were groomed on Monday afternoon. The trails are groomed regularly.

Find map and directions to trails here

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

Welcome our snowcat home!



Today we are launching our “Welcome Home” campaign for our new (to us) snow cat. Anyone can contribute to it by visiting This campaign will run to the beginning of November.

Since 2015 the Fernie Nordic Society have been renting a snowcat to augment grooming done by our snowmobile groomer? Last year we were the only facility renting the snowcat and the opportunity to use it more often meant some truly fabulous grooming for the 2017-2018 season. We had arranged to rent the snow cat for one more year, but…

In September we learned that we would not have access to the snow cat that we have been using over the last number of years. While it added some unexpected pressure to find an alternative, we are happy to announce that the Fernie Nordic Society and you, our members and trails users, are about to be proud new owners of our very own snowcat! She’s a beauty and is almost ready to help us achieve the quality of trails we all dream of. This purchase is one step in a long-term vision that you have helped create and we were fortunate that all things aligned to make it a reality just in time for the 2018/19 season!

Both the groomer and related costs were not accounted for at the 2018 Annual General Meeting and we have always been committed to ensuring our fees stay as low as possible while providing the best quality nordic skiing possible. Through our surveys and strategic planning processes, we’ve also heard that members would be willing to pay more to improve the club. We are asking that our members help us now with donations to support this additional cost. Already having an amazing volunteer crew of groomers and mechanics means that full-time access to our own groomer, with no additional monthly cost, will result in the best grooming program we have seen at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre to date.

Our long term vision sees us offering more programs and facilities in a venue that is sustainable, welcoming and secure for long-term access. Achieving our goals will require a series of exciting campaigns over the coming years, but we are confident that working together, we can see our nordic community of 850+ members become even stronger. We want you, as members, to feel ownership in the club because we truly couldn’t do this without you!

Our ultimate goal for this campaign is $85,000. This will cover purchasing the cat, shipping and initial upgrades ($50,000) as well as the start of our shelter and operational costs for the winter. That means that if all of our members contributed $100 we could raise $85,000 that quickly! It’s really that simple. We welcome contributions of any size, and all contributions $1000+ will be recognized with their name on the shelter once completed.

The nature of the purchase and our goal to groom this fall gives us an element of urgency, so we’d like to see how far we can get by November 1st. Please share the campaign far and wide. We encourage participation from the entire nordic and trails community!

If you are part of an
organization or company that would like to contribute a more
significant donation, we will be recognizing game changer partners by
applying their logo on the machine. Minimum game changer level is

We are SO excited about the future of this club and are so pleased you’re with us for the ride. Let’s Welcome Home our new cat!