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Ski Hill Opening Plans Completed - The Free Press Turns 115 years Old

Snow Valley now known as Fernie Alpine Resort on Opening Day in January 1963 - The Free Press Files
Snow Valley now known as Fernie Alpine Resort on Opening Day in January 1963
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After two postponements, Fernie’s new Snow Valley Ski Hill will officially open on Saturday, Jan. 19. Original dates, both changed because of weather, were Nov. 24 and Dec. 15.

Activities will include a reception and luncheon in the Catholic Hall at 12 noon; a ribbon-cutting at the chalet at 2:30; free skiing for everyone all day; and a free dance for all in the chalet at night. Refreshments will be available in the newly licenced dining lounge, “The Loft”, and a smorgasbord is in the supper menu.

Invited to the luncheon are government officials, mayors of the communities from Edmonton to Grand Forks and Revelstoke to Kalispell; officials of Chambers of Commerce and ski club presidents from a similar area; newspaper, TV and radio representatives; shareholders of Snow Valley Ski Development Ltd. and Fernie Chamber of Commerce members. The little woman is invited also, or course.

The free skiing, ribbon-cutting and free dance are open to everyone. The 4,500-foot T-bar and 500-foot rope tow will operate from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., or later

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