Bike Park "Looking Buff" for Opening at Fernie Alpine Resort

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Fernie Alpine Resort is getting ready for summer opening on June 26th and the trails in the Bike Park are shaping up nicely, thanks to the hard work from our fantastic trail crew and Bike Park Supervisor, Marc Ledoux. Marc says, “Even with a moist few weeks here in the Bike Park, the trails here are looking buff! The trail crew are hard at it, fixing ruts, clearing sight lines, and removing fallen trees to make our trails even smoother. Until the snow melts (just a bit more on the Timber side), we are focusing our attention to the bread and butter trails off the Elk chair. We are also improving our base area bike lanes so bikers and trucks don’t kiss, and planning to resurface our Dual Slalom track this week – it should be smoother than a fish soaked in chain lube!”

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Starting Saturday June 26th, Fernie Alpine Resort will have Thursday – Sunday operations for lift-accessed biking, hiking, and site-seeing. New extended hours on Thursday and Friday night (open until 7pm) open up the opportunity for out of town riders, or locals working the 9-5′er, to get a few runs before the sun sets. For visiting guests, this means they can check into their accommodations and head out onto the trails to scope out their next day’s adventure or participate in one of the new weekly activities such as the Thursday night Race Series or Friday night Drop-in Skills Clinic. For those looking to learn the sport, both private instruction and scheduled camps for both children and women are available.


Opening weekend will also feature a special Community Appreciation Day on Sunday June 27th. Local residents from Fernie, Sparwood, Elkford, Elko & Jaffray are invited to come enjoy a full day of fun with complimentary lift access for biking, hiking, and sightseeing as well as 25% off bike rentals and a special charity BBQ for the Fernie Mountain Bike Club. Please note that Fernie Alpine Resort is open to the public on this day and proof of residency will be required to take advantage of the community offer.

For more details on summer operations at Fernie Alpine Resort, visit: www.skifernie.com/summer or call Guest Services at 250-423-4665

Summer Hours of Operation

Thursday – Sunday & Holidays
Open Date: Saturday June 26, 2010
Close Date: Sunday Aug 29, 2010
Bonus Weekend: Labour Day Weekend – Sept 4-6, 2010

Elk Quad Chairlift:
Thursday & Friday – NEW! extended evening hours! 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays* – 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Timber Express Chairlift:
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays* – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

*Holidays include:
Canada Day (July 1), Civic Holiday (August 2), and Labour Day Weekend (September 4- 6)
Please note: Schedule is subject to change

Special Events

July 10 – Lost Boys Lungbuster MTB Hill Climb
- The ultimate challenge for hard-core climbers – 2100 vertical feet!

Aug 21 – 22 – Full Throttle Mountain Bike Festival
Weekend highlights include: Super D Downhill Race, Dirt Crit Race, Dual Slalom Competition, and Junior Downhill Race. NEW! “Wham Bam Dirt Jump Jam” on Saturday evening, presented by the Fernie Mountain Bike Club.

Groups

Fernie Alpine Resort is a full service, group facility in both summer and winter and the ideal setting for weddings, corporate retreats, and other functions. Offering complete custom experiences from an elegant, mountain-top wedding to a mix of business with adventure for a memorable corporate retreat.
Contact our Group Sales Coordinator – 250-423-2454 or groupsales@skifernie.com

Fernie Alpine Resort Summer Services:

Guest Services – 250-423-4655
Kelsey’s Bar & Grill
Sports Alpine Ski & Sports Boutique
The Mountain Pantry
Lost Boys Cafe
Resort Kids

Lift & Stay Specials

Call 1-800-258-7669 or visit: www.skifernie.com/vacations for special lift and stay packages this summer.

About Fernie Alpine Resort

Fernie Alpine Resort is regularly named one of the Top Ski Resorts in North America, and 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 (RCR) Family. RCR www.skircr.com is one of the largest ski resort owners/operators in North America, owning five ski resorts across Canada, including Fernie Alpine Resort and Kimberley Alpine Resort in British Columbia, Nakiska Ski Resort in Alberta; and Mont-Sainte-Anne and Stoneham in Québec. RCR aims to provide our guests with the best vacation and recreational experience possible.

source: Sarah Windsor
PR & Media
Fernie Alpine Resort

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About the author: Gregg Kato

Gregg Kato studied journalism and broadcasting in college while working many different jobs including deejaying, driving a forklift and building web sites (not all at the same time). Kato has been the Site Manager of Mtbr.com for over 12 years and enjoys riding local Santa Cruz trails. Besides being an avid mountain biker, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.



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