Race Team

Race Team

The Fernie Nordic Racers is our own ski racing team. Aged from 9 and up, the team members follow a regular training before and during the ski season. They aim to improve their skills in a fun way.

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The main goal of the Fernie Nordic Racers program is to establish a healthy, nurturing competitive environment. We feel that competition provides one of the best opportunities for children to be exposed to rules and social values as well as defining the need to get along well with others and be accepted as part of a team. The team will put a strong emphasis on promoting values such as tolerance, fairness and responsibility.

One of our key initiatives is to have fun while learning to ski fast on nordic skis. We believe nordic skiing is a lifelong sport that promotes a well-rounded physical fitness base. Team members establish friendships with kids of different ages, from different schools and from various communities. These friendships play a positive role in their social development and add to the primary focus of having fun while skiing. Skiers learn both skate and classical nordic ski techniques. Positive attitude and sportsmanship are stressed. Some team members seek high-level competition while others take a recreational approach to the sport and may not compete in races. Regardless of their level of competition, kids will have a lot of fun and develop healthy, life-long skiing skills and an appreciation of the beautiful mountain outdoors. Team members are encouraged to learn to be responsible for themselves in term of keeping track of all their gear, having appropriate clothing, water and snacks, and learning to maintain their own skis.

Any questions? Get in touch with a volunteer.

Join our team!

The 2022-2023 season of the the Nordic Society will be the ninth year of the Fernie Racers. Our Race Team is for kids 9 years or older who have been previously enrolled in nordic ski lessons for at least one season. If your child is interested in joining the team, please contact the Coach Johnny before September 30, 2021 through the Contact Us page on this site.

Visit this page at Zone4.ca to join the team!

For a more detailed explanation on this program, please follow this link to the excellent site of Nordiq Canada.

Skill Development Program

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The ski lessons of the SDP program are going ahead for the 2022 – 2023 season. Lessons are expected to start in early January. Children from age 3 may enroll in the program.
Please register at Zone4.ca and get your season membership at the same time!

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The Skill Development Program offered to our young skiers by the Fernie Nordic Society was actually developed by the nation-wide organization Nordiq Canada. The program is standardized across the country. All our volunteer coaches are trained according to the established structure to provide a consistent level of training to our skiers.

The levels in the program are aimed at the various age groups:

  • Bunnyrabbit Program for children 5 years and younger
  • Jackrabbit Program for children from 6 to 9 years old
  • Track Attack Program for children 10 years and older

The Fernie Nordic Society provides training at these levels at our weekly Saturday morning and Tuesday or Thrursday after school sessions. Lessons run from January to March all at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre. We also have additional training at other times of the year such as dry-land training during summer and autumn. Events may combine the efforts of other clubs nearby. This is a great opportunity for young skiers to improve their skills in a fun atmosphere and to challenge themselves.


Saturday Lessons

10:30 – 11:30 am
 


Tuesday After School
Lessons
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
 


Thursday After School
Lessons
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
  

Cost of lessons

Bunnyrabbit     $60 for either the Saturday, Tuesday or Thursday sessions
Jackrabbit         $70 for either the Saturday, Tuesday or Thursday sessions
TrackAttack      $80 for either the Saturday or Tuesday sessions
TrackAttack     $140 for both Saturday and Tuesday sessions

Please note that enrollment into the program is done ONLINE for the 2022-2023 season. Please visit the online Zone4.ca page to register your child. Ski rentals can also be reserved online at the same time. For more information about our program, or to register your child, you may also use our Contact Us page.

Any questions? Get in touch with a volunteer.

Important Documents

The documents attached below are our basic guidelines for running a fair training program for our young skiers. They are aimed at our parents and our volunteer coaches. We ask all parents and coaches of the 2021-2022 season to read them, to sign the relevant release forms and return to the coaches at the first ski lesson.
 
Documents  (click to open and/or save):
Coaching Code of Conduct
Parents Responsibilities
Parents Fair Play & Photo Release

Kal-Tire sponsor

KALTIRE has sponsored the province-wide SDP program for the last few years

Club Membership

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 2022-2023 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 2022-2023 membership drive is now open.
Click here to obtain yours at Zone4.ca

Get your membership quickly online:

    •  Purchase your membership now.
    •  The cost of kids lessons and gear rentals is unchanged from previous season.
    •  Senior membership for those 65+ passionate skiers. Low cost fee for 80+
    •  Corporate memberships may be obtained online
    •  Enrollment into the Race Team is also done online

The membership options for the 2022-2023 season are as follows

$240     Family   (2 adults + 2 children) and $19 per additional child
$110     Adult Individual 
$55       Youth
$75       Senior 65-79    
$20       Senior 80+
$370     Corporate (up to 6 members)  
$15       Day Pass (or $25 Family)

Note that the early-bird membership pricing applies until September 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 registrations 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

GET YOUR MEMBERSHIP

For those who prefer to use the traditional paper form and cheque for payment, download the form – Right-Click HERE then Save and send it to us by mail.
For more info, 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 also be purchased from a volunteer at the warming hut or online by credit card or by etransfer to info@fernienordic.com

Corporate Membership

This type of membership is also available for $370 (up to 6 participants). Register online here. Contact Us for details.

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

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

The club has several sets of skis/boots/poles available for skiers enrolled in the Skill Development Program. If required, a set of ski gear may be rented for the duration of the ski season at a very affordable cost. Any skier in the Bunnyrabbit, Jackrabbit and TrackAttack groups may get one classic set for $50 to take home for the season. In addition, the TrackAttack skiers have the possibility of learning the skate ski technique; for these skiers, one set of skate skis and poles may be rented for $25.

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.

Warming Hut Rentals

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GOOD NEWS!
The warming hut at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre is available again for rentals (Updated on August 9, 2022)

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

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. No outdoor fires are permitted at this time due to the BC Southeast fire centre rules.

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 send us a note through this website.

Any questions? Get in touch with us

Check hut availability here

hut exterior summer
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