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Fernie Alpine Resort closing weekend - Fernival 2024

Fernie Alpine Resort Closing Weekend - April 16tth 2023. FAR file

It’s been a great winter at Fernie Alpine Resort, which fared better than many ski hills in the province in terms of snow cover. FAR received enough timely dumps of snow to ensure good skiing and riding all season.

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But now it’s coming to an end with closing weekend coming up. Fernival 2024 begins April 13, 2024.

It all starts on Saturday in the FAR Plaza with opening act, Little Bit Good Band, a Fenrie Griz Bar favourite. That is scheduled fro 2 to 3 p.m. Following that is the headliner, The Steadies. The Steadies’ frontman Earl Pereira got his rock n’ roll pedigree as a founding member of the blues-driven rock band Wide Mouth Mason, who had three gold records, three JUNO nominations, and a host of other accolades and awards. Named one of Canada’s top bass players by Canadian Musician Magazine, Pereira has toured the world, performing over 3500 shows and opening for iconic artists like the Rolling Stones and AC/DC. In 2010, Pereira left Wide Mouth Mason to focus on his band on the rise, The Steadies.

On Sunday it’s the Raging Elk Slope Soaker. Strap on your skis or board and see if you can skim the soaker pond.

Participants are encouraged to dress in creative costumes, as crossing the pond is not the only goal. Extra prizes and points will be awarded for creativity/costumes, effort, crowd reaction, biggest splash etc. Plus, all the registered participants are entered for amazing draw prizes from our sponsors!

This fun event is open to anyone 12 years of age and older.

Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Daylodge. competitions meet at 12:30 p.m. at the bottom of Timber Chair and head up to the start.

And all the while enjoy the music from Mile High Club, who will perform from 2 to 5 p.m.

It promises to be a great closing weekend.

Carolyn Grant

About the Author: Carolyn Grant

I have been with the Kimberley Bulletin since 2001 and have enjoyed every moment of it.
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