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 Opening Early For Preview Weekend! (24-Nov-09)

Fernie, BC, November 24, 2009 - This just in

This just in, Fernie Alpine Resort announces early opening for a special PREVIEW WEEKEND this Saturday Nov 28th & Sunday Nov 29th! With successive storms over the past few weeks and the magical powers of the legendary Griz, snow conditions at Fernie Alpine Resort lend to the earliest resort opening in British Columbia's Kootenay Region of the Canadian Rockies, BC's Powder Highway, and one of the earliest in the ski resort's history. The announcement to open for a preview weekend, one week prior to the official resort opening on Dec 5, comes with great excitement and anticipation to commence the ski and snowboard season at Fernie Alpine Resort!

Fernie Alpine Resort has plenty of snow to share with all skiers and snowboarders and in the spirit of the exciting news, extends an invitation to ALL RCR SEASON PASS HOLDERS to SKI & RIDE FOR FREE this preview weekend, including both NAKISKA SKI RESORT & KIMBERLEY ALPINE RESORT season pass holders!

Skiers and snowboarders will get to enjoy the first of the season turns at Fernie Alpine Resort on Saturday Nov 28th & Sunday Nov 29th from 9am - 4pm. Preview Weekend lift operations include the Elk Chair, Great Bear Express Chair, and Haul-Back T-Bar providing access to both the Lizard and Cedar Bowl. 

On-mountain, service availability includes:
Griz Daylodge
Kelsey's Bar & Grill
Griz Bar
Rental & Repair Shop

TELUS Winter Sports School featuring:
1) TELUS Learn to Ski or Snowboard Package for $69 + GST
2) *SPECIAL* Early Season Private Lesson at $79 + GST per hour
To book a lesson, call Guest Services at: 1-250-423-4655

Guest Services - Pre-Season Hours
Guest Services will be OPEN on Nov 25 - 27 from 12:00pm - 7:00pm and Nov 28 - 29 from 8:00 am - 5:00pm.
Pick up your season pass, purchase an RCR SkiMore Card, or register for one of our great TELUS Winter Sports School Ski & Snowboard programs for the season!
$89/night based on double occupancy - available for bookings on Friday Nov 27 & Saturday Nov 28, 2009 
Book your spot for this exciting weekend and call our Vacation Specialists TODAY at 1-800-258-7669
Stay tuned to for resort updates including lift ticket pricing and trail status for the new PREVIEW WEEKEND at Fernie Alpine Resort!
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