News and Events

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

Fernie Alpine Resort Hosts Powder 8's Championships (19-Mar-08)

CALGARY, AB, March 19, 2008 - The Silver Anniversary of Fernie's Annual Powder 8's Championships takes place on Saturday, March 22nd.

Over 1000cm Of Snow To Date This Season

Calgary, AB – March 19, 2008 – The Silver Anniversary of Fernie's Annual Powder 8's Championships takes place on Saturday, March 22nd. With 1009cm of snow to date this season, and a stunning 358cm snowpack, Fernie Alpine Resort is the place to be for great skiing and riding.

At the Powder 8’s event, skiers pair up to make perfect figure 8's in untracked powder snow. Competitors will be judged on their skiing synchronization, distance spacing and style as well as their track roundness, symmetry and fall line.

Terrific prizing will be awarded to the best “8”s, with top teams earning a variety of prizes, including a trip for two with Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing, a trip for two with Big Red Cats, a stay for two at Skoki Lodge, and prizes from Sirius, Oasis Spa and more.

Registration is now open at or by calling Fernie Alpine Resort Guest Services at (250) 423-4655. Registration is $85+GST for each team of two skiers.

The tentative Event Schedule is as follows:

7am-8am: Registration & Bib Pickup (Daylodge)
8am-8:45am: Competitors Meeting (Daylodge)
9am: Load Designated Chair
10am-2pm: Qualifying Runs (Venue To Be Announced)
2pm-4pm: Finals (Venue To Be Announced)
5pm: Awards (Daylodge)
5:30pm: After Party @ The Griz Bar with live music

The Powder 8’s is sponsored by Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing, Big Red Cats, Oasis Spa, Sirius, Appleton’s, Old Dutch, Fernie Lodging Company, Planet Foods and Nohels.

Plan your ski getaway to Fernie Alpine Resort today. Visit or call 1-800-258-SNOW (7669) for getaway packages and great last minute specials. Plan to stay with Fernie Lodging Company, the official lodging partner of the Powder 8’s event.

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