Fernie Ski & Board Film Fest Celebrates Winter

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  • 19 October, 2023
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The Fernie Ski & Board Film Fest celebrates the upcoming winter season and will be live at the Fernie Community Centre on Saturday, November 11th!

This is Fernie’s unofficial launch to the snow season as skiers and boarders gather to celebrate the coming snow season and watch three of the season’s best ski and board films.

The Fest begins with Teton Gravity Research’s latest production, Legend Has It! Ski lore is riddled with stories, sometimes of unknown origin, describing plausible but extraordinary past events. Often shared on chairlifts, the skintrack, or over a beer, these legendary tales, whether it be mythical storm cycles, heroic feats, or whispers of fantastical terrain, all contribute and shape our present experience. For 28 years Teton Gravity Research has been traveling the globe with the best athletes to the most incredible locations often based on this fabled history to uncover the experience…and sometimes creating legends of our own along the way.

The next film is The Land of Giants produced by Matchstick Productions. The story of man vs. mountain is one that has captured our imaginations for centuries. But what if MSP flipped the script?

What if, instead of focusing on the human element, MSP took a closer look at the mountains themselves?

That’s the premise of The Land of Giants, a new ski film that explores the most iconic mountains on Earth. From the Fjords of Norway to the spines of Alaska, we will get to know and understand the canvas that creates the most mind-melting moments in skiing.

The Fest finishes with Flying High Again, a production from Teton Gravity Research. In a world, where the snowboard corporatocracy cares more about the next Instagram swipe, TGR has teamed up with legendary snowboard film director, Mike Hatchett, and do the impossible.

This film defies all odds – to bring together a crew of passionate riders for a full-length feature film – and celebrate what matters most: a bomber squad, rowdy soundtrack, and pure unadulterated riding action. Are you ready?

Three feature films will be presented on a large format screen with a professional image and dolby sound. Fernie vendors will be once again be serving fresh tasty pizza, hot dogs, popcorn, Fernie beer and other beverages and yes, we have intermissions!

The event is famous for great swag and prizing with a few lucky attendee’s going home with catskiing, skis, boards, clothing and more! Once again everyone attending will receive a 2 for 1 lift ticket voucher to Fernie Alpine Resort!

The event is the season’s sole fundraiser for the Canadian Ski Patrol (CSP). Each winter CSP members provide over 400 days of volunteer patrol services in Fernie and Elkford. These volunteers are amazing, be sure to come out and support them!

BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE to avoid disappointment, this celebration sells out every year!

Saturday, November 11 – Fernie Community Centre

6:00 PM – Doors Open – Beverages, Fernie beer, food, displays and get your movie zone!

7:00 PM – TGR – Legend Has It

8:50PM – MSP – The Land Of Giants

10:30PM – TGR – Flying High Again

Thank you to our amazing sponsors for making this event possible: Gearhub Sports, Commit, Fernie Alpine Resort, Teck, Parastone Developments, TC Energy, Surerus Murphy, Fernie Brewing Co, Independent Foods, Island Lake Catskiing, Fernie Wilderness Adventures, and the Great Northern Powder Guides.

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