FERNIE, BRITISH COLUMBIA June 2, 2004 - Fernie Alpine Resort continues to expand mountain bike operations. Totally new trails and stunts, extensive rebuilding of existing trails and features, will ensure another great summer at the resort. The Resort will significantly increase uplift capacity for the summer, on the Elk Quad Chair, operating July 1st through September 6th. Both the Elk Quad and the Timber Quad Chair will run August 7th-8th and August 12th — 15th.
The resort is excited to announce that Ryan Shultz, creator of signature resort trails, will be working with Fernie Alpine Resort this summer. In partnership with Devinci, Fernie Alpine Resort is expanding its mountain bike trail system, with new trails and big new stunts. Ryan will bring his unique brand of inspiration to the trail construction. With extensive machine and handwork, the trails and lifts will be ready for opening on July 1st.
Construction of Mr. Berms began last summer and will be completed this spring. The trail will be extended and will empty into the new Dual Slalom course located on the lower mountain. This smooth cruising trail, featuring high-banked turns, will appeal to riders of all levels including beginners. A new trail to be constructed this spring is Slant 6. The trail will cater to riders from intermediate to expert and will be constructed with numerous jumps, smooth landings and high speed corners.
The popular Ary-Al Assault and Phat Larry's trails will be rebuilt this spring to create state of the art stunts and obstacles built to current freeride standards. Based on the huge success of the obstacle and stunt area on the Moose Slope last summer, plans are to expand the progression park and create a safe place to practice bike-handling skills including dirt jumps, teeter-totters, ramps and more.
"Hands down — Fernie has some of the best lift serviced mountain biking trails in Canada, says Matt Mosteller, Senior Director of Business Development for Resorts of the Canadian Rockies Inc. "Make Fernie your place to ride this summer!
Fernie Alpine Resort is located in southeastern British Columbia and is a year round destination resort. With on-mountain accommodation, activities and amenities, Fernie's guests are sure to experience a Legendary Summer.
Resorts of the Canadian Rockies' proud family of summer destinations includes the Lake Louise Sightseeing Gondola & Tours, Kimberley's Trickle Creek Golf Resort and Wintergreen Golf and Country Club in Bragg Creek, Alberta. For more information on each of these year round world-class resorts, log on to www.skircr.com or call us at 1-800-258-7669 for vacation packages.