This Just In…It’s snowing in Fernie, BC…Are you ready for November 30?

This Just In…It’s Snowing in Fernie, BC…Are You Ready For November 30Oh my….yes indeedy…the snow is falling in Fernie and there are so many smiles around town that the flash of white teeth is as blinding as the snow itself! There is a quiet excitement snaking its way through our sleepy little town that will only gather momentum as the snow accumulates. Can you believe we are only 24 sleeps away from Opening Day at Fernie Alpine Resort? Oh you bet we are! “Newbies” are rolling into town to begin training for their winter shifts; snow shovels have found their way to sidewalks and stairways; puffy jackets and Sorels have replaced board shorts and flip-flops…need I say more? With snow in the forecast for the next week, it’s time to “winterize” yourself! Grab your snowshoes or your Nordic skis and hit the trails around the valley…enjoy the great outdoors! In fact, come stay with us for a 3 night minimum before December 1 and receive your 3rd night FREE!

Speaking of December, isn’t that when The Sound of Music usually airs on TV? As a student of musical theatre, I had aspirations of performing in a stage production of this classic. In my younger days, I was convinced I could portray Liesl, the 16 year old Von Trapp daughter. Time marched on and I realized I would have to step into the more mature role of Maria, the singing nun and surely the star of the show. Well, I’m still waiting for that opportunity but it now looks as though I may have to settle for the role of the aged Mother Superior….sigh….oh well, at least I can sing all the songs no matter what character I am cast. My Favourite Things is always a great song to lift one’s spirits and so I have re-written it to a more wintery ski theme. If you would like to receive a great discount on your Fernie vacation, call me, sing the entire song to me and I will reward you (blackout dates in effect)…yes, we’ll call it Fernie Lodging Company’s Got Talent! Fernie Lodging Company Idol? The Voice – FLC Style? Well regardless, I will judge you and reward accordingly (yes, I can be bribed). So what are you waiting for? Call now! Let’s get this party started!

My Favourite Ski Things

Helmet and goggles and knee deep in powder
Fat skis and steepness just make me cheer louder
Trees gently laden with pure white frostings
These are a few of my favourite ski things

Chairlifts that whisk me atop pristine mountains
The hum of the snowguns creating white fountains
BOOMS that awake me at dawn – blessed bombings
These are a few of my favourite ski things

Smiles ear to ear on our rosy red faces
So much fresh snow not a care for our bases
Fernie has managed to pull my heartstrings
These are a few of my favourite ski things.

When I can’t ski
It just kills me
And it makes me sad
Fernie Alpine Resort is my favourite thing
I live here and I’m so glad!!

There are still a few suites available over New Year’s so if you are thinking about celebrating the beginning of 2014 with us, don’t delay. Christmas is still available in many of our condos, lodges and even a few cabins and once again we are offering our Christmas Package add-on which includes a Christmas Tree, ornaments, tree skirt, tree topper and of course a dozen of my ‘world famous’ shortbread cookies!

Swimming pools, private and common hot tubs, fitness rooms, sauna, full kitchens, fireplaces….your home away from home…we just need you to complete the picture.

Let us take care of your vacation – it’s what we do!

Photo: Aspen Lodge at Timberline Lodges
Photo Credits: Jules Dare