A fat bike weekend will be hosted by Fernie Alpine Resort next month.

Fat bike weekend to hit Fernie Alpine Resort

The popularization of the fat biking winter sport has culminated into a weekend at Fernie Alpine Resort on April 3-5.

The popularization of the fat biking winter sport has culminated into a weekend at Fernie Alpine Resort on April 3-5.

The event will entail dual slalom races to challenge bikers’ speed on the lower mountain and a variety of challenges to test skills such as wheelie competitions.

In addition to supporting fat bike enthusiasts, the event will also double as a fundraiser for the Fernie Mountain Bike Club.

“We are always looking at ways to support the community of Fernie through fundraising events like this one,” said Matt Mosteller, Senior Vice President of Marketing & Resort Experience for Resorts of the Canadian Rockies. “This event has been in the planning for long time and the goal was to find a way to raise money for the Fernie Mountain Bike Club, create a new experience and make sure everyone has fun.”

Following the races on the mountain, the event will continue into the evening with ShredFest, headlined by ACDC tribute band BC/DC.

Mosteller describes the booking of the band as “no small feat as they are the most coveted spring ski party band in Canada.”

The full event schedule will be posted on the Fernie Alpine Resort website.

Tickets for ShredFest will be made available via StubHub beginning April 4 at $25 each. A portion of the ticket sales will go towards the Fernie Mountain Bike Club.