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Fernie Alpine Resort is opening for the season this Saturday, December 2nd, and Fernie locals are excited, some more than others.

Greg Barrow, owner of the Edge Of The World, has ridden Fernie’s first chair of the season for 10 consecutive years. It’s not a privilege, Greg has to work for it. Each year he sleeps overnight at the base of the opening chair to ensure his seat. He’ll be there again, the question is, who else?

Grace Brulotte and ski partner Scott Courtemanche will most likely be in a pole position again this year. Grace, a disabled skier, became the first female tandem sit skier to heli-ski in Canada. Watch for the upcoming film about Grace and Scott meeting goals that society deemed impossible.

Will Greg and Grace have Saturday’s first chair?

Here are the resort details for opening Weekend:

Lifts/Terrain:
Lifts will be open from 9am – 4pm.
The following lifts will be operating:
Elk Chair, Deer Chair, Bear Chair, Boom Chair & Haul Back T-Bar
Groomed runs will be recommended.

Lift Ticket Pricing:
Adult: Full Day – $79.95 + tax / Half Day $63.95 + tax
Senior: Full Day – $63.95 + tax / Half Day $50.95 + tax
Youth: Full Day – $59.95 + tax / Half Day $47.95 + tax
Child: Full Day – $31.95 + tax / Half Day $25.95 + tax

RCR Rockies Card Double Discount:
Adult: $64.95 + tax
Senior: $43.95 + tax
Youth: $38.95 + tax
Child: $31.95 + tax

Restaurants:
Daylodge: Open 8:30am to 4.30pm
Griz Bar: Open 11am – 6pm
Slopeside Coffee Shop: Open 8am-4.30pm (Coffee & Baked Goods)
Cirque Restaurant: Open Friday 5 – 9pm. Saturday 8am – 3pm (private function on Saturday afternoon/evening). Sunday 8am – 10pm.

Sports Alpine Retail Shop
Open 8:30am – 4:30pm

FAR Rental & Repair Shop
Open 8:30am – 4:30pm

Guest Services / Ticket Office
Open 8am – 5pm

Resort Childcare Centre
Open 9am – 4pm

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