Warming Hut Rentals

wood stove

Due to the current pandemic conditions, hut rentals are not available at this time (updated on November 21, 2020)

The warming hut at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre may be rented for private events. As ski lessons are scheduled on Saturdays and Tuesdays, the hut may not be available for rental until 4 PM on Saturdays and 6:30 PM on Tuesdays.

The hut is a 4.5 by 9 metres space equipped with a wood stove and battery operated ceiling lights. An electricity generator is also available on site. The hut is located on a large flat staging area. The occupancy limit is 23 people.

hut interior

There is another level area down a few hundred metres from the hut that may be used for outdoor events such as weddings. This area measures about 30 x 30 metres.

For details, hourly fees and conditions, please review the agreement form (link below). Or send us a note through this website.

Any questions? Get in touch with Madi

Download this agreement form


Check hut availability here

hut exterior summer

Ski Rentals in Fernie

Ski Rentals in Fernie

Equipment Rentals

Four locations around Fernie offer some cross-country ski gear to rent. Most are open 7 days a week during the season.

GearHub logo

Gear Hub Sports
401 1st Avenue, Fernie
Tel:  250-423-5555
Email: rentals@gearhub.ca
From highway 3, take 4th Street into downtown. Store is located on left before the railway crossing. The daily rental rate is $25 per day as of December 2018.
It is recommended to call ahead as it gets busy on weekends.

GearHub Adventure Rentals  GearHub has expanded!  We are now operating a second, rentals-focused location in Fernie called GearHub Adventure Rentals. This new rental location is operating out of the Fernie Stanford Hotel. This means there is now a place to rent XC ski equipment at the intersection of Hwy 3 and Mount Fernie Park Road, just 2.5 km from the West Fernie bridge.
Open 8:30am – 11am and 3pm – 8pm from Thursday to Sunday 
Tel: 250-278-3278  
Email: rentals@gearhub.ca

Skibase logo

Ski Base
432 2nd Avenue, Fernie
Tel:  250-423-6464
From highway 3, take 4th Street into downtown. Turn left on 2nd Avenue. The store is located on the right next to the medical clinic. Ski Base has several sets of rental skis in adult sizes.

The Quest Outdoor Sports Rentals

The quest logo

Located at the Fernie Alpine Resort
5258 Highline Drive  click here for map
Tel:  250-423-9252 or 250-423-8602 (Troy)
Email: fernieskirentals@icloud.com
Go 5 km west of Fernie on highway 3, turn north at the Fernie Alpine Resort sign. Turn right after 1 km on Highline Drive. Keep your left for 350 m until you reach the Snow Creek Lodge where the rental shop is located.

Mountain High Adventure Center

adventure center

Located at the blue yurt on the property of the Fernie RV Resort on 6th Street past the Fernie Golf Course.
More details to come soon

Club Membership

New precautions to reduce COVID transmissions

The Fernie Nordic Society and its volunteers aim to promote crosscountry skiing as a healthy winter activity for all ages. You will support our network of groomed cross country ski trails in Fernie by purchasing a membership for 2020-2021 or a day pass. You can also make a donation. Your membership makes it possible for us to professionally groom and track set the trails all winter season long as well as to provide porta-potties at our trailheads.

Our membership drive is now OPEN !

Get your membership quickly online:

    •  Purchase your membership now.
    •  NOTE: Enrollment into the Ski Lessons for Kids as well as Gear Rentals will be done online at a later date. The cost of kids lessons and gear rentals is unchanged from last season.
    •  Senior membership for those 65+ passionate skiers
    •  Corporate memberships may be obtained online
    •  Enrollment into the Race Team is also done online

The membership options for the 2020-2021 season are as follows

$220     Family   (2 adults + 2 children) and $19 per additional child
$100     Adult Individual 
$55       Youth
$70       Senior 65+    
$350     Corporate (up to 6 members)  
$15       Day Pass (or $25 Family)

Note that the early-bird membership pricing applies until November 30 for a discount of about $10 per person from the amounts listed above only when purchased online.

Club Memberships are obtained online:

Registration and payment at Zone4.ca website –   Click here to join now
At this time Race Team registration and Corporate Membership applications are also done through the same link.

Get your membership online and register
in the Race Team at the same time

Click to register

Click here to contact us through this website and our volunteers will be in touch.

Day Passes

Day Passes are required to use the trails of the Elk Valley Nordic Centre and Fernie Golf Course only. Fees for the Day Passes may be left in the locked box at the kiosks at the trail heads, or next to the clubhouse at the Golf Course. Day passes may be purchased online by credit card or by etransfer to info@fernienordic.com
Day Passes will not be available from the warming hut any longer.

Corporate Membership

This type of membership is also available for $350 (up to 6 participants). Register online here. Contact Us for details.

Kids Lessons or Skill Development Program  (Jackrabbit, Bunnyrabbit, TrackAttack)

The ski lessons of the SDP program have been cancelled for the 2020-2021 season for the physical and mental well-being of our volunteer coaches and participating families. In its place the club is planning weekly activities that families can do on their own.

Our program has been running since 2007 with great popularity. It is aimed at improving the skills of young skiers aged 3 to 16, all within a fun environment. All coaches are volunteers and trained to CrosscountryBC standards. The enrollment into the program is limited by the number of coaches, so enroll early and/or consider becoming a coach. See the Kids Lessons page on this site for more details.

Ski Gear Rental

There will not be any formal ski lessons for kids this season. The club is planning other fun activities though.

Some rental gear for kids will be available soon. Watch for an announcement in your email!

Racing Team

If a young skier is interested in joining our new racing team Fernie Nordic Racers, see more details on our Race Team page. The racing team fee is in addition to the membership fee.

Any questions? Get in touch with a volunteer.

Next gear fitting session

There will be a gear fitting session on Saturday, November 18 for the kids registered in the SDP lesson program. Stay tuned for more details by subscribing to our emails on this page. The fitting session will take place between 10:00 and 11:30 am in the basement below BoardStiff. Access to the basement is through the back alley. There will be several volunteers to do the fitting. We will also have the stickers to update your membership cards, so bring them with you if you are a returning family. The distribution of the gear will happen on Saturday December 2 from the same location.