FAR Summer Community Appreciation Day brings locals out of the woodwork and up to the mountain

Fernie Alpine Resort hosted their summer Community Appreciation Day last Sunday.

Fernie Alpine Resort hosted their summer Community Appreciation Day last Sunday.

Fernie Alpine Resort showed their appreciation for our community last Sunday by offering single and full day lift tickets to Elk Valley residents from Fernie, Elko, Jaffray, Sparwood and Elkford.

The Timber Chair was popular with hikers enjoying a lift up to the tree line while mountain bikers filled the Elk chair.

“Community day is awesome,” said Fernie locals Jen Cyr and her friend Laura, “It’s so much fun. It’s the busiest day but it’s so much fun because it’s a social day. It gets people out. This is one of the days you get to ride with your friends who maybe ride twice a summer.”

“People get to see how much fun it is and your riding progresses so much because you get in so much riding,” continued Cyr.

Community day got two thumbs up from other locals like Fraser Foulds.

“It’s amazing. Anything that gets people out enjoying a beautiful day, my eight and 11 year old niece and nephew don’t bike on the hill normally but they are today,” said Thomas Wilson.

Locals were also treated to free guided nature hikes by Nature Bob. Proceeds from the barbeque were donated to the Fernie Mountain Biking Club.



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