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Ski Resort Life

First Snow at Fernie Alpine Resort

Fresh snowfall on Oct. 7, 2008, marked the beginning of Fernie's winter season as the resort gears up for skiers.

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CALGARY, AB – October 7, 2008 –

Ski season is on its way, with snow falling at Fernie Alpine Resort on Tuesday. With a whopping 1,118cm (37 feet) of snow last season, we can hardly wait to get going this year!

Getting to Fernie’s Legendary Powder is now even easier. Fernie Alpine Resort is pleased to announce new direct service on Delta Airlines between Salt Lake City, UT and the Canadian Rockies International Airport in Cranbrook, BC starting on December 17, 2008.

Fernie Alpine Resort has had a busy summer making a number of improvements all over the mountain:

>>>More Tree Skiing!

Some of this summer’s glading projects included KC Chutes, Cedar Ridge, Currie Glades and Stagleap, with more lines being cut in Mitchy Chutes.

>>>Daylodge Enhancements

Significant renovations and upgrades are being made to the dayldoge flooring, downstairs bathrooms, locker area, and Griz Bar.

>>>Ridge Line Project

The installation of a new safety system will allow our Safety team the ability to get into key terrain to conduct control work on a more regular and safe basis. For you, it means more great terrain open sooner on those heavy snowfall days! Further, 2 avalanche status boards will be added on the mountain to keep you well informed of open/closed areas on powder days.

>>>Ski-in/Ski-out Parking

We have created more parking spaces, with the ability to ski down to the Timber Express and ski back to your vehicle at the end of your day!

>>>More Snow in High Traffic Areas

Fernie Alpine Resort is adding another Techno Alpine snowmaking tower, allowing the mountain to make lots of snow in higher traffic areas.

>>>Rest In Style

Upgrades are being made to the on-mountain Bear’s Den rest area, and a new bathroom will be added at the bottom of the Haul Back lift.

Fernie Alpine Resort is scheduled to open for the 2008/09 ski season December 6, 2008. Regular news and events are posted at


Take advantage of early booking specials – Book your winter getaway to Fernie today by calling 1-800-258-7669.

About Fernie Alpine Resort

Fernie Alpine Resort is home to over 29 feet of legendary powder each winter, the “Griz” and more. Fernie Alpine Resort is part of the Resorts of the Canadian Rockies Inc. (RCR) family. RCR is the largest private ski resort owner/operator in North America, owning six ski resorts across Canada, including Lake Louise Mountain Resort and Nakiska in Alberta; and Fernie Alpine Resort and Kimberley Alpine Resort in British Columbia. RCR also owns and manages a number of hotels, backcountry lodges and golf courses, including Trickle Creek in Kimberley, and Wintergreen Golf and Country Club in Bragg Creek. RCR aims to provide each and every guest The Ultimate Experience.