The Fernie Nordic Society and its volunteers aim to promote crosscountry skiing as a healthy winter activity for all ages. You will support our network of groomed cross country ski trails in Fernie by purchasing a membership for 2017-2018 or a day pass. You can also make a donation. Your membership makes it possible for us to professionally groom and track set the trails all winter season long as well as to provide porta-potties at our trailheads.
New this year:
• Purchase your membership now. The cost of a membership has gone up a little but other costs are unchanged from last season: day passes for trails, gear rental for kids, race team fees
• Enrollment into the Ski Lessons for Kids as well as Gear Rental can now be done online
• Enrollment into the Race Team is also done online
The membership options for the 2017-2018 season are as follows
$170 Family (2 adults + 2 children), $19 per additional child)
$75 Adult Individual
$255 Corporate (up to 6 members)
$10 Day Pass (or $20 Family)
Club Memberships may be obtained in three ways:
1. - FAST - Online registration and payment at Zone4.ca website - Click here to join now
All registration (Kids Lessons program, Race Teamc is done online.
2. - SLOW - Download the Membership and Waiver forms - download here - and return by mail.
3. - SLOWEST- Pick up a Membership form from any of the kiosks at the Golf Course or the Elk Valley Nordic Centre. And drop off at the warming hut of the Nordic Centre on weekends or in the mail.
Please allow about one week before you can pick your membership card or sticker up from volunteers at the Warming Hut during weekends only. The office of the Snow Valley Motel is no longer used for dropoffs. Please note that cards are no longer sent by post. Returning members will receive a blue renewal sticker for their existing plastic card.
The links at the bottom of this page allows you to download the membership/waiver forms. All members MUST fill out the waiver form. Additional info is required to register in the Race Team - use the specific form. Please ensure that you include the signed waiver and/or Race Team form with your membership form.
Fees for the Day Passes may be left in the locked box at the kiosks at the trail heads, or next to the clubhouse at the Golf Course. Day Passes are for the trails at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre and the Fernie Golf Course only. Day Passes are available from the kiosks at the trail head, online through the Zone4 website or at the warming hut during weekends.
Kids Lessons or Skill Development Program (Jackrabbit, Bunnyrabbit, TrackAttack)
UPDATE January 8, 2018: Our Skill Development Program is now FULL. We have a record 84 young skiers registered in our lessons on Saturdays and Tuesdays.
Our program has been running since 2007 with great popularity. It is aimed at improving the skills of young skiers aged 3 to 16, all within a fun environment. All coaches are volunteers and trained to CrosscountryBC standards. The enrollment into the program is limited by the number of coaches, so enroll early and/or consider becoming a coach. Use option 1 under Membership section above for online registration through Zone4.ca for the surest way to register. See the Kids Lessons page on this site for more details.
Ski Gear Rental
The Fernie Nordic Society has a limited number of set of skis, boots and poles available for rent for a small cost to the young skiers enrolled in our SDP program only. A fitting session will be scheduled later in the fall and a skier will take the gear home for the winter. See the details on the membership form.
If a young skier is interested in joining our new racing team Fernie Nordic Racers, see more details on our Race Team page. The racing team fees include the membership fee. Do not forget to fill the Racer Registration Details form available below.
Membership Form with Waiver for the 2017-18 season: download form here
Corporate Membership Form for the 2017-18 season: download form here
Racer Registration Details for the 2017-18 season: download form here