The Society

The Fernie Nordic Society is a BC registered non-profit organization founded in Fernie in the fall of 2006. From a small group of dedicated nordic ski enthusiasts, the membership of the Society has grown to an impressive 825 members during the 2017-2018 season.

From the beginning, a program of lessons for young skiers was set up following the guidelines from the provincial organization Crosscountry BC.

For a quick overview of the Fernie Nordic Society's milestones, view this timeline

Our Guiding Principles

Our Mission

Providing exceptional crosscountry skiing opportunities for residents and visitors of all ages

Our Vision

A community of skiers supporting first class crosscountry skiing experiences

Our Purpose

♦   High quality trails, facilities and equipment
♦   Excellent services and multi-level skier development programs
♦   Effective relationships and partnerships
♦   A vibrant, sustainable organization with an engaged membership


Guiding Principles

We are:

♦   Volunteer-driven
♦   Safety conscious
♦   Welcoming
♦   Transparent
♦   Affordable

Minutes of Board Meeting

FNS Board Meeting Minutes 2019 05 20

Minutes from the Directors Meeting held on May 20, 2019

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Your Board of Directors

All members of the board of directors of the Fernie Nordic Society are volunteers and also enthusiasts of cross-country skiing and other winter sports. The current board of directors is composed of the following people:

Megan Lohmann

Mary Miller

Jeff Williams 
                       Director of Skier Development

Sam Sedlowsky
                       Director of Events & Fundraising

Matthieu Corriveau

Rick Wiess
                       Director of Trails & Infrastructure

- vacant -
                       Director of Club Development

Jennifer Heath
                       Facilities Champion


Current Projects

The Fernie Nordic Society has plans to improve our infrastructure. Currently these are:

Trail upgrades
        Erosion control & Drainage
        Grass sowing completed

Warming hut
        power to warming hut
        Interior completed

Staging area
       additional wood chips
       Area for kids
Storage of snowcat

Trail signage