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Fundraiser for a Trail Groomer

The snowcat will be ready for this winter Today we are launching our “Welcome Home” campaign for our new (to us) snow cat. Anyone can contribute to it by visiting https://chuffed.org/project/welcome-home This campaign will run to the beginning of November.

Since 2015 the Fernie Nordic Society have been renting a snow cat to augment grooming done by our snowmobile groomer? Last year we were the only facility renting the snowcat and the opportunity to use it more often meant some truly fabulous grooming for the 2017-2018 season. We had arranged to rent the snow cat for one more year, but...

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Off-season training continues

participants on a hike
The Fernie Nordic Society is offering a fall/winter physical training program aimed at its adult members aged 50 and older to prepare you for the ski season. Our head coach, Jeff Williams, has set up this program.

First: it includes a set of activities to do each week at one's own pace (or in a group). For example on Monday: register your weight; Tuesday: strength workout; Wednesday: intervals; Thursday: easy run/bike; Friday: rest; Saturday: any fun activity (cycle or hike); Sunday: easy run /hike. Sunday is the most popular day for the group to get together.

Second: the program is web based so each participant can track her/his own progress. You receive an email notice each day to direct you to the workout to do that day.

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We want to hear from you!

It is spring time and this means ... it is time for our annual survey.

surveyIf you have taken to the ski trails in Fernie this winter, the Fernie Nordic Society would like to hear your comments about this ski season. Take a few minutes to take our short survey HERE, only eleven questions, and you can even enter our draw for one of two free 2018-2019 season memberships. Let us know what you think, what you liked and what we should focus on next season. The survey closes on Sunday March 25. All our volunteers thank you for your input. Enjoy some great spring skiing!

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