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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 Full Throttle Mountain Bike Festival Will Heat Up August (22-Jul-08)

Calgary, AB – July 22, 2008– Fernie Alpine Resort is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Fernie Full Throttle Mountain Bike Festival

Fernie Alpine Resort is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Fernie Full Throttle Mountain Bike Festival, taking place August 23 and 24, 2008. An annual event that has been steadily growing since its inception, this year’s activities will attract its share of competitors, spectators, and those looking to enjoy some fun in the sun.

The two-day festival is a showcase of Fernie Alpine Resort’s summer activities, while providing entertainment and live music for those taking a break from the mountain or guests eager to soak up the scenery from the comfort of the resort plaza.  With 35 mountain biking trails to discover, there’s plenty to explore during the summer months at Fernie Alpine Resort.

The schedule of events is as follows:

Fernie Full Throttle Mountain Bike Festival – August 23 and 24
 

Saturday, August 23rd

8:00am – 11:00am      
Full Throttle Pancake Breakfast

Join us for a full breakfast (pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage and coffee) on the Kokanee Deck between 8am and 11am.  All proceeds will go to local charities.

9:00am Start                

The Rossignol Challenge

The Rossignol Challenge is a multi-sport race that focuses on FUN for all levels of athletes!   Enter as a 2-person team or challenge yourself and go solo!  The course includes 2 stages – A trail run, followed by a cross-country mountain bike ride.  Great competitor prizing from Rossignol!

12:00pm (Start Time)    

Super D Downhill Race

Things will heat up on the mountain on Saturday afternoon with the Super D Downhill Race – A gruelling all-mountain event that incorporates technical singletrack riding with endurance and speed.  For ages 13+, this race will test the full spectrum of mountain bike skills!

11:00am – 11:00pm      

Kokanee Beer Gardens & BBQ Open

Big Screen playing in the base area!

10:00am – 5:00pm           

Family Mountain PlayZone

Centrally located in the mountain plaza and base area of the resort, the Mountain PlayZone will be a hub of activity!  Saturday and Sunday’s activities will include the Bike Trials Demonstration, and Kids PlayZone, complete with face painting, bike decorating, bouncy tent and more!

12:00pm – 4:00pm        

Rockstar DJ

4:30pm – 7:00pm          

LIVE BAND in the main plaza

7:00pm – 10:00pm

Reels of Wheels Mountain Bike Film Contest

The “Reels of Wheels” contest aims to provide amateur filmmakers the opportunity to showcase  the region’s amazing mountain biking terrain and/or mountain biking talent. Entries should be submitted to the Resort in DVD format, and should be a maximum of five minutes in length. The deadline for entries is Thursday, August 21. The “Reels of Wheels” registration form will soon be available for download at www.ferniefullthrottle.com.

The DVD entries will be previewed by our judges prior to the festival, and premiered to the public on the Big Screen on Saturday evening (August 23). The winning video will receive a $500 cash prize!

Sunday, August 24th

9:00am – 3:00pm

Family and Friends Amazing Chase

Gather your family or a group of friends and your bikes and participate in this fun "Amazing Chase" around the mountain.  A great activity for all!

10:00am – 4:00pm           

Family Mountain PlayZone

Centrally located in the mountain plaza and base area of the resort, the Mountain PlayZone will be a hub of activity!  Saturday and Sunday’s activities will include the Bike Trials Demonstration, and Kids PlayZone, complete with face painting, bike decorating, bouncy tent and more!

12:00pm (Start Time)

Dual Slalom

The old-school Dual Slalom is back!  Riders race head to head in this exciting, fast paced event.  Great for spectators as the dual slalom course is right at the base of the mountain!

12:00pm – 5:00pm

Kokanee Beer Gardens and BBQ Open

12:00pm – 4:00pm

Rockstar DJ

Proudly sponsored by:

Full Throttle Energy Drink, Rossignol, Scott, Fernie Lodging Company, McDonalds, Falkins Insurance, Kokanee, Appleton’s, Smith Optics.

 
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