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Mt Hutt ‘all systems go’ for 40th season opening (13-Jun-13)
Immaculately groomed slopes and a genuinely warm welcome await avid skiers and snowboarders.....

Queenstown’s Coronet Peak ski area first to open in Australasia (10-Jun-13)
Queenstown’s Coronet Peak ski area today (June 8) celebrated in style as the first Australasian ski field to open for winter....

Coronet Peak first ski area in Australasia to open on Saturday (05-Jun-13)
Queenstown is officially open for winter as the 2013 season kicks off at Coronet Peak on Saturday (June 8).

Ski Areas Go Out With A Bang! (27-Sep-12)
Season extension and half price passes

Big Snowfall And Big Events For Fernie, Nakiska And Kimberley (09-Mar-10)

Canada, March 9, 2010 - Fernie Alpine

Fernie Alpine

Fernie Alpine Resort received a big dumping of snow overnight with a whopping 11cm (4 inches) of new snowfall. Tradition holds true as the annual Powder 8's Competition, happening this Saturday March 13, is known to spur big snowfalls leading up to the event.  This year, the competition is a part of an entire weekend of fun named Powder Powder, dedicated to a celebration of the mountain and sponsored by VW.  There are specials and activities taking place all weekend (March 13-14) including the Powder 8's on Saturday and live music in the Griz Bar from Rick Voisey.  To celebrate the mountain and all it has to offer, a special offer for the First Tracks program will be available all week from March 13-19th.  Experience the life of a rockstar, Fernie-style, and hit the slopes 1 hour early before anyone else!  Private groups of up to 3 people are only $183+gst (regular price = $269+gst). Ages 10 and up (ages 10-16 must be accompanied by an adult). Must be booked by 5:00pm the previous day. 

Coming to Fernie for the first time or want to check out new terrain?  Book a Guided Mountain Tour! Our Mountain Tour Guides provide an introductory tour around the mountain helping familiarize guests with the unique terrain of Fernie Alpine Resort. Mountain Tours are approx. 1.5hrs and leave at 10:30am and 1:30pm. Cost is only $9.95 per person* and all registered guests receive a $10 RCR Gift Card. To register for a mountain tour, please go to the TELUS Winter Sports School Desk located in Guest Services. (*Please note: lift tickets and rentals are NOT included in the price of the tour).

For Details on the Powder 8 Championship, please visit:

Other exciting events upcoming at Fernie Alpine Resort include:

80's Weekend (Kokanee Freeride) - March 20-21
Fernie's Got Talent - March 27-28
Powder Pedal Paddle Relay - April 10
Fernival - April 17-18

Braden from Fernie Alpine Resort Ski Patrol checks out the fresh, natural snow at Fernie Alpine Resort - March 9, 2010.  Photo Credit: Robin Siggers

Kevin Giffin from Fernie Alpine Resort Ski Patrol tries out the fresh, natural snow at Fernie Alpine Resort - March 9, 2010.  Photo Credit: Robin Siggers

Nakiska Resort

Nakiska Ski Resort received a whopping 22cm (9 in) of snowfall overnight.  The new snowfall adds to the already fantastic conditions that Nakiska has maintained all season long, contributing to a record breaking season for visitors.

New, exciting events upcoming at Nakiska include:

Spring Fiesta (Kokanee Freeride) - April 10-11
Bring your sombreros and toast the Winter of 2010 good bye! Fiesta themed festivities all weekend long including pinata smashing, limbo competition, and snow volleyball along with live music and BBQ! 
Bermuda Shorts Day (BSD) Hangover Party  - April 17
The day after U of C's famous BSD Party, come cure your hangover at Nakiska Ski Resort! 20 lucky VIP guests will win passes that will include free bus ride to the hill and a lift ticket. Fun games and live music. What a great way to end the school year and a great ski season! 
22cm of fresh, natural snow at Nakiska Ski Resort - March 9, 2010

22cm of fresh, natural snow at Nakiska Ski Resort - March 9, 2010

Kimberley Resort

Kimberley Alpine Resort has received 2cm of snowfall in the past 24hrs with more snow on the way for overnight.  Snow conditions and temperatures will be ideal for the upcoming, first annual Beer Fest taking place this weekend (March 13 & 14th) at Kimberley Alpine Resort.  Get ready for a celebration of great skiing and snowboarding incorporated with the traditional Bavarian theme that Kimberley is known for.  Enjoy the outdoor beer garden featuring Labatt selections and BBQ g brats and burgers. Live music from the amazing Surf Dragons and a live DJ will be pumping out tunes all afternoon in the courtyard, while Blue Smythe will entertain the après crowd in the Stemwinder Bar & Grill until 8pm.  Beer Fest fun will include hilarious and entertaining activities such as Human Curling, Hoola-Hoop Ski Gear Swap, Bavarian Scavenger Hunt, Human Ring Toss, and Giant Pong!   Backside Tours private party for the night of March 13 in the Stemwinder Bar & Grill.

Rippin' it up on the slopes at Kimberley Alpine Resort (Heather Hiscock) - March 9, 2010

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