The Griz blessed us with a typical Fernie snowfall this week and there is a tangible excitement in the air as Fernie Alpine Resort gets set to open on Friday, November 28.
For those who haven’t experienced snowriding at Fernie, Opening Day signifies a whole new season of enjoying expansive terrain, five alpine bowls, beautiful glades, tonnes of steeps, and of course, the legendary Fernie powder.
The industrious sounds of grinding and waxing could be heard around town this week as locals geared up for the official first day. The early season riding has already been happening in the upper bowls, and the hill looks to be in great shape for the weekend.
The season will be even better given the 3.5 million in improvements at the resort, including new snowmaking, a new retail shop and new facilities at the Bears Den.
For the latest info on local conditions, check out the Locals Report.