Hot Doggers celebrate into the night

Hundreds of skiers and boarders heading to the mountain were decked out in their best ’80s gear for the Hot Dog Day tradition.

The annual Hot Dog Day spring tradition kicked off at the Fernie Alpine Resort last week with hundreds of skiers and boarders heading to the mountain decked out in their best ’80s gear.

Attendees dressed in fluorescent jumpsuits, goggles and toques crowded the dance floor at the Rusty Edge last Wednesday evening. In addition to DJ beats, a dance-off was held with prizes such as skis and snowboards being handed out to the night’s best dancers.

A Hot Dog Fashion Auction was also held for Hot Doggers to bid on retro costume items to wear that day.

A total of $4,900 was raised from this year’s event and it will be split between the Emily Brydon Youth Foundation and Wildsight.