Epic snow. Big lines. Vast mountains. A historic town complete with stories & legends. Interesting characters. Passionate people. This is Fernie. Where legendary skiing and snowboarding fuses with real stories from locals, pioneers, ski bums and freeskiers in one of the most classic ski towns in North America.
The soon to be released film, Ascent To Powder – Tale of a Ski Town, will bring the Fernie story to audiences starting 6pm EST October 13, 2016 at the Toronto Snow Show at the Ski Television Main Stage, and on digital platforms an hour later at 7pm EST. The film will be shown again at the Toronto Snow Show Friday October 14 at 6pm, and 2pm both Saturday and Sunday at the Ski Television Main Stage.
This 22-minute film, also being released on USA TV Networks this fall, shows off the epic skiing and riding at Fernie Alpine Resort, Island Lake Catskiing and FWA Powder Catskiing and features prominent locals Mark Gallup, Heiko Socher, Dylan Siggers, Andrea Byrne, Ross Janzen, Blair Craig, Kevin Giffin and indie band Shred Kelly. Additional skiers and riders include Nick McNutt, Mikel Witlox, Rob Heule, Ben Ogilvie, Dave Ortlieb and Luca Debari.
“We are super stoked about the release of our new film,” stated Jikke Gyorki, Executive Producer. “We wanted to tell the story of Fernie as a ski town through passionate locals and their perspectives – while showing off the excellent powder skiing and riding Ferne has to offer!”