Fernie Ski Heritage Week events March 18-24

Find out how Fernie is celebrating the 50th anniversary of skiing in the community

  • Mar. 13, 2012 4:00 p.m.

Ski and art walk

Many local businesses have created displays for the ski and art walk around downtown Fernie.

• Visit Fernie Museum, Ski Base, Edge of the World, Straightline, Guides Hut, Board Stiff, Grow and Gear Hub to see examples of historical skis.

• For ski-inspired art displays visit Fernie Arts Co-op, Polar Peek Books, The Arts Station, Livery Home, Naked Earth Pottery,
Clawhammer Press & Gallery, Mixed Elements Art & Design.


Wednesday, March 21

Free Classic Ski Film Night at the Vogue Theatre


Thursday, March 22

Ski Industry Panel Discussions, 4-6pm at the Fernie Seniors Centre, Third Avenue. (Free entry)

• 4-4:30 p.m. History of Cat Skiing in the Fernie Area with Doug Feely of Island Lake Lodge and Kim Sedrovic of Fernie Wilderness Adventures

• 4:30 – 5 p.m. History of Snow Safety in the Southern Canadian Rockies with Dave Aikens

• 5:05 – 5:40pm Discussion of ski print media with Iain Mcmillan of Ski Canada magazine and Mike Berard of Skiing Magazine.


Friday, March 23

Ski Industry Panel Discussions, 4-6pm at the Fernie Seniors Centre, Third Avenue. (Free entry)

4- 4:30 p.m. History of Ski Development in BC and the Future of Mountain Living Towns     with Al Raine – Mayor, Sun Peaks Resort Municipality and Jimmie Spencer, President Canada West Ski Areas (Ret.)

4:30 – 4:50pm Building brands for the future with Sheldon Decosse – Decosse Custom Skis, Greg Barrow – Edge of the World.


Founder’s Luncheon & Fernie Skiing Hall of Fame Inductions, 11:30am – 1:30pm at The Corner Pocket Restaurant at Fernie Alpine Resort. By ticket only.


Friday night

Street party in downtown Fernie – see www.skifernie.ca for details


Saturday, March 24

Ski and Snowboard Instructors’ Reunion at Fernie Alpine Resort


Telemark Ski Events at Fernie Alpine Resort


Ski Heritage Week Celebrations at Fernie Alpine Resort including a Glow Stick Parade, Fireworks & Ski Heritage Party in the Griz Bar!

See www.skifernie.ca for details