News

First chair at Fernie Alpine Resort

Eager skiers and riders hit the first chair Saturday (left to right) Ethan Nishimura, Sam Strech, Andrea Byrne, Greg (G$) Barrow. - Photo by Jeni Sugiyama (Fernie Alpine Resort)
Eager skiers and riders hit the first chair Saturday (left to right) Ethan Nishimura, Sam Strech, Andrea Byrne, Greg (G$) Barrow.
— image credit: Photo by Jeni Sugiyama (Fernie Alpine Resort)

Fernie Alpine Resort got the lifts running for another winter season this weekend.

The lifts on the 'old side' started up at 9 a.m. Saturday, and, despite the rain, there were a few eager skiers and riders ready to load and hit the slopes, including Greg Barrow, who has been on the first chair for 12 years.

Sunday saw plenty of snow covering the resort, to make up for the wet Saturday opener.

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

BC Ferries to cut routes and senior discount, test slot machines between Island-Lower Mainland
 
Fernie parks stay closed
 
Priceless artwork stolen from Fernie Arts Co-op
Harvey Taylor April 9, 1953 September 18, 2013
 
RCMP respond to fire in downtown Prince Rupert
 
Ironman bid draws debate

Community Events, September 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Sep 18 edition online now. Browse the archives.