Two popular events are back this winter!

community race 2024

The Community Fun R***s are on Saturday February 24 on the trails of the Nordic Centre. The fifth edition of the epic Fernie Flying Viking Challenge returns on Sunday March 24 also at the Nordic Centre. Both events promise lots of fun and excitement. They are open to local skiers and visitors as well. Bring a friend for some good competition.

10th Annual Community Fun R***s

community race 2024

Choose between two different courses: a 3 km loop and the 7.5 km one. Classic or skate, whatever! Go for it! Costumes are suggested to race. Chariots with a passenger are welcome on the 3km loop. It is all about FUN … 

On the morning of the event, registration and meeting will begin at 10 am followed by the race start at 10:30 am. The event is free for FNS members. Non-members require a $15 trail pass which included in the registration below. More details on the main event page.

LATEST: Pre-race waxing of skis $25 will be available on the morning of the races. Come early to get it done. After race waxing $40 will also be offered for more performance.

Take part in the Community Fun R***s on Saturday Feb 24 here:

Click here to register

5th Annual Fernie Flying Viking Challenge

The Flying Viking Challenge takes skiers on a 25 km course on the trails of the Nordic Centre then crossing over the trails of the Fernie Alpine Resort and back. Skiers may do the course twice for the full 50 km challenge! A ride on the Deer chair at the resort is included – this is the flying part of the challenge.

Wear your best costume. Read all about it on our page.

Take part in the Fernie Flying Viking Challenge on Sunday March 24 here:

Click here to register

10th Annual Community Fun R***s

10th Annual Community Fun R***s

The event will happen on February 24, 2024 on the trails of the Elk Valley Nordic Centre.

Come to ski, come to race, or come to cheer! Compete against your friends and enjoy the great trails. This is an 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.

As in previous years, there are several popular categories to choose from, a short distance and a longer one for the young or older skiers – your choice! – and the Chariot Glide 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 event in 2024 will be held on the trails of the Elk Valley Nordic Centre. Participation is free for members of the Fernie Nordic Society. A trail pass is required for non-members. Our goal to make it a fun event for young skiers as well as older ones. Thank you to all volunteers organizing this event.

2024 COMMUNITY FUN RACES!

LOCATION:    Elk Valley Nordic Centre on Mt. Fernie Provincial Park Road (maps HERE)

DATE/TIME:    Saturday, February 24th with a 10:00 am start for bib pickup

Two ski courses to choose from. The 3 km long loop up the Lizard Lookout, around the Cedar Loop and back to the finish. The longer 7.5 km course goes across the bridge, around the Galloway Loop and back to the finish line. I hear there may be prizes or medals on the line?!

Participation in this event is free for everyone although non FNS members require a trail pass $15.

Registration/bib pick-up and warm-up will start at 10:00 a.m. and the race will beging promptly at 10:30 a.m., following a quick racer meeting. Cost of registration includes daily trail pass.

Parking may be limited, so please follow the indications from the parking attendants when you arrive.

Categories and distances

  • Lizard Lookout and Cedar Loop – 3 km – (all ages & Chariot Glide)
  • Galloway Loop – 7.5 km (teens and adults)

Register online here

Register for the event here. Non FNS members can purchase their trail pass at the same time.

Gentle notes!

  • Each 3 km and 7.5 km wave is a mass start
  • All for fun, fun, fun.
  • Costumes encouraged!
  • Don’t have nordic skis? Call The Quest at (250) 423-9252 or Gear Hub at (250) 423-5555 for rentals. Locations may be found HERE
  • If you’d like to help with this event, please visit our SignUpGenius page to choose an easy task

Two courses to pick from

Results of the last event in February 2023

Details of the times for each participant are shown on the www.webscorer.com website. Click on the following icons to access each page.

Thank you to our hosts and sponsors!

Fernie Golf Club, 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

Previous Events

Teck Kootenay Cup Races

kootenay cup medal wooden

Our racers will participate in several races in western Canada during the 2023-2024 season. The Teck Kootenay Cup events are just one of these events.
Each finisher, young or adult, accumulates points toward the Cup. Go! Fernie Go!

The Teck Regional Cup series offer affordable, accessible competitive opportunities for developing athletes and are sponsored by Teck throughout B.C. All Regional Cup races offer age-appropriate categories for children 14 years of age and younger, and most offer the full spectrum of categories for skiers of all ages from the CCBC website.

Skiers of the Fernie Nordic Society have participated in the Teck Kootenay Cup series of races every year. Our club has won the Cup in the 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2017-2018 seasons and again in 2018-2019 in part due to the large participation by the young Fernie Nordic Racers of our own race team as well as by many adult skiers from Fernie. Any FNS club member who participates in these races contributes points for our team. So join in! All dates are posted on our calendar.

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