Fernie Nordic Society
Once again the Fernie Nordic Racers were at the Kootenay Cup event in Nipika this last weekend January 30-31. Several of the parents were also participants in the event. This event included long distance categories for adults: 15 and 30 km classic on Saturday, 10 and 20 km skate on Sunday. The course was a little challenging and everyone had a good time competing under cool temperatures but nice weather. The race results should be available soon at Zone4 under Nipika. More photos can be found on this page.
The Nelson Ski Club was hosting the third event of the Teck Kootenay Cup this last Sunday and Fernie was well represented. Coaches Naomi and Jeff had the young racing team ready to go and eager to participate. Several adult competitors from Fernie were also competing. Looking at all the smiles after the event, this was another success. The clubs from Fernie, Rossland and Nelson had the largest groups of skiers at the event. Our club and its Racers are very intent in attending all six events of the Kootenay Cup. Will another club snatch the cup from Fernie this year? There is a challenge in here somewhere! The next stop is Nipika, then Fernie and Rossland. Way to go!
The results of all categories are here at Zone 4.
The Fernie Nordic Society is holding its 5th Annual Community Fun Race on January 24 at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre. Everyone is welcome to participate in this popular event. We want to make it a fun event for young skiers as well as older ones. This is the first race ever planned for the Nordic Centre. Get all the details on the Community Race page LINK
Our volunteers are organizing the event and the participation fees are kept low. Come to race or come to cheer! Compete against your friends and enjoy the great trails. The registration is open until Friday January 23.
A quick message for this holiday time. The volunteers at the Fernie Nordic Society wish you all a Happy New Year 2016.
Finally! The snow has come right on time for Christmas and the crosscountry trails look good everywhere around Fernie. Most of the trails have been groomed either yesterday or this morning. Skiers have a selection of trails at the Fernie golf course, at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre, at the Montane development, at the Fernie Alpine Resort and in the Island Lake area. We have met many local skiers as well as visitors at the Nordic Centre. The trails are in great shape and the bright sunshine makes it an awesome outdoor activity.
The trail connector between the Fernie Alpine Resort and the Nordic Centre has been upgraded in the summer time. It is now groomed properly all the way as the old pedestrian bridge is now bypassed. Entirely new signage is now in place all around the Nordic Centre - it is getting more difficult to get lost! All trails are getting groomed often after each snowfall. Anyone may subscribe to our emails sent periodically with updates on the trail conditions around Fernie, club events and others. Just check the Subscribe box on this website.
Our Skill Development Program for young skiers has already started. The lessons will resume after the Holidays. We have over 50 young skiers enrolled in the program. Another group of 15 skiers joined the club racing team, the Fernie Racers, this season. They are already training seriously several times a week and will participate in all six Kootenay Cup events in the region. Did you know that the fifth race of that series will happen at the Nordic Centre in Fernie on February 13th ? Ask us how to help with this short event as a volunteer.
We will see you on the trails!
The work party on Sunday was very busy with more cleanup of the site in front of the warming hut. A crew of carpenters was able to install all the windows of the hut. The warming hut is finally all closed in. Watch for the completion of the roof which is the next step in our construction plan.
Many volunteers joined the work party on Sunday morning. A path was opened up in the direction of the Cedars development. A lot of the cut brush, branches and wood scraps were burned during the day. Many thanks to all these volunteers who took the time to drop in and help out!
The work party followed the well attended Great Pumpkin Hunt held on Saturday morning. More than 200 young participants were on hand to find and then to decorate pumpkins of all sizes. Although it was a chilly morning, it was sunny at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre and many had a good time roasting marshmallows and hotdogs on the campfires.