Legendary Griz lives in wild and spirited mountain culture

Fernie is full of fur wearing, musket toting, beard baring folks as part of Griz Days this weekend.

Axe throwing at the Extreme Griz 2014 competition at Fernie Alpine Resort.

Axe throwing at the Extreme Griz 2014 competition at Fernie Alpine Resort.



Griz Days 2014 is as extreme as the temperatures. The Baby Griz Crawl took the stage during the craft fair at the Fernie Community Centre with Griz in the crowd cheering the little ones on. Rotary was busy selling Griz Days pins at the door.

This year’s theme for the Griz Days is wild and spirited mountain culture. The frigid temperatures brought out the strong mountain characters for the Extreme Griz competition at the Fernie Alpine Resort on Saturday afternoon. Sixteen fur wearing, musket toting, beard baring competitors started with a pancake eating contest before moving to Fernie Alpine Resort for an obstacle course, axe throwing, log toss and the final Jeep push.

The 15th annual Classic Canadian Street Hockey Tournament had the sticks on the ice behind Park Place Lodge complete with barbecue and a warm fire pit.

The Northern is hosting the ‘Bacon Spectacular’ until 6 pm.

Still to come tonight is the parade, live music by Los Morenos and a refreshment garden at The Arts Station and the much anticipated Commit 2 Pain Rail Jam and fireworks.

Bundle up and come join the fun!