Tag Archives: Fernie Alpine Resort

Raging Elk Dummy Downhill helped CCS

A highlight of Fernie’s Griz Days festival, the Raging Elk Dummy Downhill, features imaginative and hilarious “dummies” on skis being launched from a gigantic jump beside the Timber Chair. Dummies can be made from a variety of materials and creativity is … > Read More

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Woman dies boarding in permanent closure area

Elk Valley RCMP is confirming that a woman snowboarder died on Sunday from injuries sustained in a fall when she entered a permanent closure area within the controlled ski area boundaries of the Fernie Alpine Resort tenure in Fernie. Her … > Read More

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It’s seasonal sport crossover time

It’s that magical time of year when the East Kootenay’s tourism season features skiing and golf at the same time, in some locations. The Columbia Valley, with its wealth of golf courses and a ski-hill that is ‘positioned just so’ … > Read More

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Griz Days 2016

It may have been overcast but spirits were sunny during Griz Days 2016 last weekend in Fernie, March 4-6. The city was alive with activities from one corner to the next and up to Fernie Alpine Resort, as well. Pictured are … > Read More

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Strong tourism growth in last decade: study

A new study shows a 38% increase in tourism revenue over the last decade, proving the sector is a major economic driver for the province. The study called ‘Value of Tourism in British Columbia: Trends from 2004 to 2014’ is … > Read More

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Warm spring forecasted

AccuWeather reports spring of 2016 may rank in the top 10 warmest on record for Canada as a whole. The season will get off to an early start across a large portion of the country, as El Nino continues to exert … > Read More

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Tourism remains a positive to B.C.’s economy

The latest international visitor numbers show tourists were falling for B.C. in November 2015 with an 11.1% increase in visits over the same month in 2014 One of the stand out statistics shows that visitors from France increased by 27.1% … > Read More

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Griz Days celebrates 39th staging in one month

Fernie Welcomes the World The Fernie Chamber of Commerce and the City of Fernie present the 39th Griz Days Winter Festival, under the theme ‘Fernie Welcomes the World.’ This staging will take place from March 4 – 6 in both … > Read More

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RDEK Board Highlights

The following is a break down as to what occurred during the Dec. 4 Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) board of directors’ meeting held in Cranbrook. Community Works Funds The board has approved Community Works Fund grants to Fairmont … > Read More

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Ski season approaches

The East Kootenay’s three major ski resorts are busy preparing for the upcoming ski season. Opening first this year is Fernie Alpine Resort (pictured above), with a planned opening for Dec. 4. Next up is Panorama Mountain Resort on Dec. … > Read More

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