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The second Annual Fernie Birkie is on Sunday

March 6, 2019 - 20:39

Sunday March 10 is our last major event of the season. It is the return of the Fernie Birkie.

Looking for a challenge? This is a 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/drinks - all for only $20! Prizes are for costumes and then as door prizes! You have the option to do the full 50 km yourself (2 loops to the ski hill trails and back) with or without the 12 lbs ‘baby’ on your back, or you can share the 50 km with a friend either as a relay or together.

All details are on our event page HERE. Pre-registration is recommended for less stress on our volunteers but doing it on the morning of the Birkie is OK. Wishing lots of fun to all!

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Our Community event was well attended

February 18, 2019 - 20:27

The 7th Annual Community Fun Race was held on Sunday Feb 17 at the Nordic Centre. It was a relief that the weather was perfect for the event. Hot food was available during the event. Twelve adult-child groups participated in the first part of the action. All skied to a hot chocolate station where the child enjoyed a hot drink while her/his partner skied another 2 km on the Cedar Loop and Lizard Lookout trails, then returning to join the child to ski together back to the hut. This was great fun for the skiers and spectators alike. The second part of the event consisted of four laps of the 3 km long course. This was aimed at both young and adult skiers. Fourteen skiers chose to do this as part of a team in a relay race. Thirteen more skiers chose to do the entire course solo. This proved to be very popular with spectators as each lap was short and each skier was cheered loudly as she/he passed in front of the crowd. The master organizer Sam Sedlowsky and the many volunteers made this event a success. Photo credits to Helen McAlister and Naomi Lentz.

Check the results out at Webscorer.com HERE

Stay tuned for the upcoming Snow-to-Ice(cream) event happening during the Fernie Griz Days on March 1-3.

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Full Moon Ski & Social this Saturday evening

January 14, 2019 - 16:59
  We are excited to be a part of January 2019 #FernieStreak! This is going to be a great event - there are no day use fees for the golf course trails for the evening, so it's a great opportunity to bring out a friend who is new to Nordic! All ages, all abilities welcome. All the details Want to meet other #Ferniestreakers? Join the organizing committee at the Cast Iron Grill Fernie for a Full Moon Social on January 19. Cast Iron Grill is staying open late for us, so bring your money to enjoy yummy food and drinks until 10PM.

We are hoping for a group photo at 7:30PM ... let's see how many people we can get out!

* * Please remember that the Golf Course is Nordic skiing only. No dogs or ski-less people on the trails. NORDIC SKIERS

Meet Sam @ the Fernie Golf Club clubhouse at 6:15PM for a group ski before the photo. The trails are FREE for this event for non-members! If you need rentals, check out GearHub Sports. If you can't make the 6:15PM ski, no worries, just head out anytime and join us in the restaurant when you can. FAT BIKERS

Meet @ 6:00PM at the Fairy Creek Bridge for a loop through the lower Mt Proctor trails (subject to change depending on conditions) and then to the golf course for the 7:30PM photo and food and drinks at the Cast Iron Grill. All abilities welcome!

Meet Abi @ the Dirt Jumps at 6PM to run to the Fernie Golf Club via a loop of Montane & Old Stumpy. Want to cut it a little shorter? We’ll pass back through the Dirt Jumps at 6:30PM to pick you up!
HIKERS/ WALKING Meet Ange @ the Bridge Bistro for 6:10PM and we can walk the dyke trails to the Golf Course.

If you can only #FernieStreak one day...make it this one!
City of Fernie      Stag Leap Running Co    Fernie Mountain Bike Club    Fernie Nordic Society    Fernie Trails Alliance

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Start of the Nordic ski season

December 9, 2018 - 19:20

The season got to a good start even considering how little snow is on the ground. Volunteers began grooming the trails of the Elk Valley Nordic Centre in late November and many skiers have taken to the trails since.

- - - Ski Lessons

The ski lessons program for children is now fully booked. Several coaches, all volunteers, will lead the lessons on Saturdays and Tuesdays starting in January. This year, fourteen young skiers are part of the Fernie Racers. Their training started back in September and their goal is to enter all eight Teck Kootenay Cup races this season with the first ones in Rossland on December 15-16.

Ski lessons for adults will be available again this year starting in January. Amy Wyatt and Tarah Leggott will be coaching to groups on weekday mornings as well as at other times for private lessons. There is more information on the www.fernienordic.com website.

- - - Trail Ambassadors and Volunteers

Many of the club members are volunteering their time to be at the Nordic Centre for a few hours during the weekends. The program started this past weekend and will run to the end of the season on Friday afternoons, Saturdays and Sundays between 10 am and 4 pm. The warming hut will be open during most of the Holidays period as well. There are additional volunteering opportunities for the upcoming Kootenay Cup event that the Fernie Nordic Society hosts on January 5 & 6. Let us know at volunteers@fernienordic.com

- - - Upcoming Activities

The Fernie Nordic Society has planned several events during the season. There is an early start this week with the first Toonie race on Tuesday Dec 11 at 7 pm at the Nordic Centre. No booking is necessary. Participants gather at the hut, drop their toonie and go for a fun ski. It all ends inside the warming hut by the woodstove. This event is aimed at older teens and adults.

On December 17, is the first activity planned for kids. Participants in the fun Little Critter race do as many short laps in a given time. Sign up starts at 5:30 - free to enter - and the event starts at 6 pm at the Nordic Centre.

And just before the Holidays an event for adults, the first Full Moon Ski and Social at the Nordic Centre on Saturday, December 22 starting at 7 pm. A headlamp is useful to have for this outing under the moonlight. Then end the evening inside the warm hut.

Non club members only need a day pass to participate in these events

- - - Fundraiser

The fundraiser for our newly acquired - and good looking - snowcat is still running. The official page is at https://chuffed.org/project/welcome-home

- - - Buy and Sell

There is Facebook page HERE to use for looking to buy or sell gear locally.

Ad from Heaven Boutique on 2nd Ave

Fernie Nordic Society members get a 10% discount on these brands: **Skhoop (skirts)  **NOSO (adhesive patches)  **Turtle Fur (hats/headbands)  **Auclair (gloves/mitts)  **Goodr (sunglasses)  Club members MUST show their actual membership card with the 2018/19 sticker on it for the discount to be valid.

Trail passes are now available from any of our kiosks at the trails and at the warming hut - single $10 or family $20. They are good stocking stuffers for anyone!
Enjoy the many trails that Fernie has to offer!

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