Well…it’s true…I can’t quite believe it myself, but here we are in our final week of winter operations! Where on earth did this season go? I’m sure it was just last week that we opened….I guess time flies when you’re having fun! Speaking of fun, have you ever checked out the final weekend at Fernie Alpine Resort referred to as Fernival? What? No? Are you kidding me? Why not?! Well it is time you experienced it!
An exciting activity to take in on Saturday April 13 either as a spectator or a participant is the Raging Elk Powder, Pedal, Paddle Relay which has been going strong since 1984. Individuals or teams of 2 – 5 people ski, bike, paddle and then run in a relay race. This is followed up by a big party in the Plaza where you’ll find a FREE concert and you won’t believe who is taking the stage….are you ready for it? Chilliwack! You know who they are….a Classic Canadian rock band known best for “My Girl”, “I Believe”, “Whatcha Gonna Do”, “Fly at Night” and “Lonesome Mary” which were all released during the 70s and 80s! I will most certainly be there…likely in the “refreshment garden” so come and join me for some good ol’ rock n roll!!
The festivities continue on Sunday, the final day of the 2012/2013 winter season, with the 2nd Annual Coca Cola Slope Soaker. Last year I was having so much fun watching it that in a weak moment I may have mentioned to my brother-in-law that I was going to enter this year and he has not let me forget my declaration! Participants are encouraged to dress up in creative costumes as crossing the ice cold pond is not the only goal. Extra prizes and points will be awarded for creativity/costumes, effort, crowd reaction, biggest splash, etc. Plus all the registered participants are entered in for amazing draw prizes from the sponsors!! What a great event to finish off yet another epic season at Fernie Alpine Resort!
I’m still trying to back out of it and it is proving difficult although I do believe I have come up with a fantastic excuse! Who likes live theatre?? Well, then you’d best come back to Fernie April 18, 19 or 20 and take in the stage production of Steel Magnolias at the Arts Station! I am lucky enough to have landed the role of Clairee Belcher and therein lies my reason for not entering the Slope Soaker…if I were to come to grief in this exciting event, it would most certainly hamper my ability to deliver an award winning performance, don’t you think?
So come to Fernie to broaden your horizons, expose yourself to a little more culture and support the arts in our beautiful little community. How ‘bout this….I would like to offer you a 10% discount (minimum 2 night stay) on any of our properties if you come to see the play…whether it is one of our Snow Creek Log Cabins nestled amongst the trees, a condo suite at Timberline Lodge or a townhome at Polar Peak Lodge. You’ll have access to the swimming pool, public hot tubs or even your very own private hot tub! Just give us a call, mention you want to see me…I mean the play…and we’ll give you a wonderful weekend getaway. Tickets for the play can be booked on line…don’t delay…I’m sure it will be a sell out!
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