Snowy runs on Fernie Alpine Resort. File Photo

Fernie Alpine Resort shuts down for remainder of ski season

Due to matters pertaining to the COVID-19 virus, the resort will remain closed

On March 17 Fernie Alpine Resort (FAR) confirmed they will be suspending all ski resort operations for the remainder of the winter season. In light of the rapidly changing circumstances surrounding the coronavirus, Resorts of the Canadian Rockies (RCR) also decided to shut down Nakiska Ski Area, Kimberley Alpine Resort, and Kicking Horse Mountain Resort for the remainder of the winter.

This decision was made in an effort to prioritize the health, safety, and well being of RCR’s community, staff, and guests. According to Matt Mosteller, senior vice president for RCR, the organization is trying to do all they can to stop the spread of the virus by supporting each other in social distancing and reducing travel.

“We need to be flexible as this is a moving and changing situation and to not lash out at each turn but to know that our government and health agencies are doing all they can, and we need to provide support to do what they are asking of us,” said Mosteller.

All resort ticket offices and guest services, including those at their Calgary office, will be closed. Any questions regarding purchases can be addressed to agents@skircr.com. This being said, due to the increased volume of calls at this time, RCR appreciates the public’s patience.

“We know this is a time of unease for everyone as they worry about potential impact of this virus on their extended family, kids and friends,” said Mosteller. “We all need to dial up our empathy, listening, compassion and support. We can do this without contact too, by sending a text or email with a caring note. This is a time that an extra serving of care is needed, and for each of us to share more joy with others.”

In these uncertain times, Mosteller reminded the community to focus on their health, and find ways to stay calm. He recommended breathing exercises, outdoor walks, and keeping up with exercise regimes. Mosteller also suggested increasing sleep and rest in order to boost immune strength.

RCR is grateful for the community, their team members, and all of the guests who have joined them on the slopes this year.

“This season has come to close and we want to thank our team, guests and community for skiing and riding with us. Most importantly we want all to stay well.” said Mosteller.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

The Fernie Academy hockey players sign to play in the NA3HL

Dylan Baker, Chris Consolozio, and Bowen Arola continue their hockey careers in the NA3HL

Rivers, creeks flooding across the East Kootenay due to rainstorm

Residents evacuated in Fairmont, other properties on alert due to debris flow concerns

Southeast Kootenay school district set to reopen next week

Individual schools have creative timetables and schedules in order to adhere to public health orders

BC bats don’t spread COVID-19 says Kootenay Bat Project

Misinformation can lead to problems for bats, project says

Fernie SAR responds to two calls this weekend

The calls reported an injured mountain biker and an abandoned kayak

VIDEO: A Vancouver Island black bear takes weekend nap in eagle tree

Videos captured by Terry Eissfeldt shows the bear arriving Saturday night and sleeping in on Sunday

NDP getting COVID-19 wage subsidy ‘indirectly,’ B.C. Liberal leader says

B.C. NDP says Andrew Wilkinson is wrong about federal link

Parent, superintendent, trustee report smooth return to classrooms in B.C.

The biggest challenge is convincing families that it’s safe, some say

189 homes in Grand Forks area given evacuation orders

Homes are in the Nursery, Grand Forks Airport, Gilpin Rd., Johnson Flats and Granby Rd. areas

Introducing the West Coast Traveller: A voyage of the mind

Top armchair travel content for Alaska, Yukon, BC, Alberta, Washington, Oregon and California!

George Floyd asphyxiated by sustained pressure: family autopsy

Death sparked a wave of protests across the U.S. and abroad

COVID-19: B.C. commercial landlords can’t evict if they decline rent assistance

Emergency order ‘incentive’ for federal program, Carole James says

Investigators probe death of CN employee at Surrey rail yard

Transportation Safety Board is investigating an ‘occurrence that took place during switching operations’

Most Read