And….that’s a wrap! That’s all she wrote! Done and doner! What a closing weekend! With fresh powder both Saturday and Sunday, the 2012/2013 season went out with a bang! The festivities got underway with the Powder, Pedal, Paddle event on Saturday morning followed in the afternoon by a fantastic rockin’ concert by legendary Canadian rock n roll band Chilliwack. Although it dumped snow the majority of the concert, fan spirit was not dampened…enthusiasm and fist pumping carried on for the full 2 hours! What I found most amusing was that many of the younger generation had no clue who Chilliwack was but when they started singing one of their big hits I heard a resounding, “This song is Chilliwack’s? I totally know this song! Amazing! Love it!” echoing around me. The celebrations carried on into the wee hours of the morning while the snow continued to fall and those who were able to get up to the hill first thing were treated to clearer skies and another 25cms of freshness. The 2nd Annual Slope Soaker went with out a hitch Sunday afternoon and the party continued into the plaza with Shred Kelly doing what they do best…helping everyone get their dance on! Thank you Fernie Alpine Resort, not only for a fantastic season but also for a closing weekend no other resort could possibly match!
So…what’s next? Well, the snow for the most part has vanished from town and valley trails along the river are ready for walking, running and biking. Time to brush the dust off the bike, take it in for a tune up at any of our fine bike shops in town including The Guide's Hut and Gear Hub and start training for those beloved single tracks! Shouldn’t be too long of a wait! What’s that now? You’re new to mountain biking? You already bike but you want to improve your skills? Why not check out all the Bike Camps offered through Fernie Bike Guides? Women’s “Spring Into It” Weekend is the one I joined last spring and what a blast! Great coaches, fabulous instruction, made new friends for life with the other women and even provided some comic relief as I shot over the handle bars…not once, but twice! I really want to do it again this year because it was just so much fun and there is always something new to learn, let alone increasing one’s confidence. There are numerous other camps throughout the spring and summer including Father’s Day – Single Track Mind (Mine!) and Kid’s Bike Camp.
If you just need a weekend getaway, why not come for a visit? How about a little live theatre? As I mentioned in my post last week, Steel Magnolias opens Thursday night at 7pm and also runs Friday and Saturday night at the Arts Station. Come and see 6 local women portray the star-studded female cast from this 1980s comedy/drama. Directed by Denise Baughan, you’ll see Virginia Robinson as Truvvy, Liza Garren-Toth as Annelle, yours truly (Heather Boyd) as Clairee, Shelby Knudsen as Shelby, Sandra Summerfield as M’Lynn and Lynda Bird as Ouiser. Call us now for a 10% discount on your accommodation for the weekend and then book your theatre tickets on line. We’ll even set you up in a nice cozy condo with your own private hot tub with access to the heated outdoor swimming pool.
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Photo Credit: Roxanne Beaton