Fernie Alpine Resort will kick off its summer operations on June 28th. With a summer full of exciting activities, Fernie will be the place to be for mountain biking, hiking and more. Buy early and save, adult summer season’s passes are just $189 until July 1st.

What’s New This Season?

With one of the largest lift-accessed trail networks in Western Canada, Fernie Alpine Resort’s variety of 42 trails offer something for every skill level. The trails are very natural, and wind through spectacular forest and mountain terrain. In the rentals department, new for 2008, the SCOTT “Gambler” Freeride bike is a sure bet, allowing riders to take full advantage of the mountain.

Two new trails will make their debut this summer, including a short green run called “Peep Show” under the Elk chair, and Fernie will welcome a long intermediate blue trail on the Timber side, called “Rumple-stumpskin”.

Highlights of Fernie’s Summer Events Schedule include:

June 28th – Summer Opening Day

July 3rd – First Installment of the Thursday Night Race Series, presented by Scott and Kelsey’s.
This fun weekly mountain bike race series is for all ages! Weekly and series prizes. Register by 6:30pm at the Mountain Adventure Centre, race starts at 7:00pm.

July 6th – Summer Community Appreciation Day
We will say “thanks” to our local communities for their support! Residents of Fernie, Sparwood, Elkford, Elko and Jaffray are invited to come out and experience summer at Fernie Alpine Resort. Enjoy a complimentary single ride on the Timber Chair, and a $2 burger at the spectacular Lost Boys Café. For locals who wish to ride all day long, we are offering 50% off full day lift tickets and 25% off rentals (subject to availability). Area residents must show valid ID to qualify for local benefits.

July 26th – Lost Boys Lungbuster Mountain Bike Hill Climb
The ultimate challenge for hardcore climbers! This exciting new race will start at the base area and climb to the top of the Timber Express Chairlift, finishing at Lost Boys Café, 2100 vertical feet up!

August 23rd – 24th – 3rd Annual Fernie Full Throttle Mountain Bike Festival
This festival is an annual favourite. Weekend events and activities will include the Dual Slalom Contest, Super D Enduro Downhill Race, Rossignol Multi-sport Challenge, Reels of Wheels Film Contest, family all-mountain Amazing Chase, live music, kids activities and more! Schedule and details to follow.

Best trails for the downhill mountain biking newcomer: Deer Trail – Part road, part single track, this trail offers just the right variety for the novice rider. Eville is loved by all levels of riders, as it is a wide and flowing trail. Once better acquainted with riding, Hollow Tree is a fun blue trail that provides a single track challenge.

Best trails for the expert: The entire Timber side trails network will challenge the best technical riders. The Canada Cup Downhill course is still revered by athletes as one of their favourite venues. Like to go fast? Top Gun is the most popular trail.

The summer season at Fernie Alpine Resort opens on June 28th and lift operations will continue daily from 10am – 5pm until September 1st, 2008. Thursdays will offer extended lift hours from 10am-7pm for the Kelsey’s Race Series. Purchase your early bird summer season’s pass for only $189 plus GST, before July 1st. Visit www.skifernie.com/summer for summer lift rates, activity schedules and more information.

Set in a beautiful mountain paradise, Fernie Alpine Resort offers extensive summer programs for all visitors with a wide range of activities available. Whether it’s mountain biking, scenic hiking, fly fishing, horseback riding, kayaking, river rafting, tennis or interpretive guided walks that you’re after, Fernie Alpine Resort has something for everyone this summer. Plan your getaway today!

Fernie Winter Early Bird Seasons’ Pass Sale Now On Until June 13th

Still reminiscing on Fernie’s incredible winter with 37 feet of powder? Get ready for another legendary season. The RCR Early Bird Ski Pass Sale is now on until June 13th. Take advantage of the lowest pass rates of the season. Visit www.skircr.com/membership; to purchase your ski pass today.

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