Fernie Nordic Society

#FernieStreak / Fer•nie•Streak / verb

Nordic Ski, Bike, Run or Hike, outside, for a minimum of 30 minutes, every day, for the entire month of January. Clothes optional, but highly recommended.

How does one streak? Simply fill in your daily dose below, join the January 2019. #FernieStreak

Event Date: 
Sunday, March 10, 2019

Last year’s first ever Birkie was so fun! It is back for more thrills! See the Fernie Fix article written by coach Jeff Williams to learn more about this epic race. Stay tuned for more details!

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Sun Mar 03 2019.
Friday, March 1, 2019
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Sunday, March 3, 2019

Complete all 4 challenges within 72 hours. 

Prove you’ve completed each leg by taking a time-stamped selfie at each of the four (4) SNOW TO ICE signs! Bonus prize entries for multisport use! The Fernie Nordic Society trails will be free for non-members between 7p.m. on Thursday Feb. 28th to Sunday March 3rd at 7p.m.

More chances for prizes for multi-sports (while following the trail rules) and wearing plaid!

Event Date: 
Sunday, February 3, 2019

For everyone. Save the date for a fun event for everyone, members and non-members alike!. Enter in a classic or skate group of either the easygoing rec or the more competitive categories. There is even a chariot category! For more info, visit the event pages here and here.

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Sun Jan 06 2019.
Saturday, January 5, 2019
Sunday, January 6, 2019
9:00am - 2:00pm

Saturday Jan 5: Kootenay Cup Race #3
The Kootenay Cup returns to Fernie! There are categories for all ages and all abilities are welcome! Skiers will come from all over the Kootenays. 

Sunday Jan 6: Kootenay Cup Race #4
A second day of race action in Fernie at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre.  Come to take part or to cheer!


Event Date: 
Repeats every week 1 times. Also includes Mon Jan 21 2019, Mon Feb 18 2019, Mon Mar 18 2019.
Monday, December 17, 2018
Monday, January 21, 2019
Monday, February 18, 2019
Monday, March 18, 2019

Criterium style ski where competitors complete as many laps of a short course as possible in the 40 minute time limit. For every lap of the course completed, the skier puts his/her name in for draw prizes.

Geared to skiers 12 and under. Meet at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre. Sign up begins at 5:30 and Race begins at 6:00. Headlamps will be needed!

Event Date: 
Repeats every week 1 times. Also includes Tue Feb 12 2019, Tue Feb 19 2019, Wed Mar 20 2019.
Saturday, December 22, 2018
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Adults only. On the night of the full moon. Bring a snack to share & your headlamp then ski under the full moon and enjoy the fire and food with friends! 

Event Date: 
Repeats every week 1 times. Also includes Tue Jan 08 2019.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Geared toward adults but all racers are welcome! Pre-registration will be available. Headlamps will be needed and course and format will be announced prior to each race.

Fernie offers some of the finest cross-country skiing in all of the Kootenays. The Fernie Nordic Society offers nordic skier only trails at the Fernie Golf and Country Club in town and at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre near Mount Fernie Provincial Park. There is also Nordic skiing to be found on Island Lake Road from the lower parking lot, in the Montane area of Fernie, and up at Fernie Alpine Resort. So to help you make the most of it, we’ve put together a few of our favourite loops for you to enjoy!