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The Fernie Nordic Society is non-profit organization with the mandate of providing cross country ski opportunities for residents and tourists in Fernie, BC.

The FNS facilitates professional grooming and maintenance of over 15 kilometers of trails in town and at the newly developed Elk Valley Nordic Centre (EVNC), located near the Mount Fernie Provincial Park.

NEW - Fernie Winter Trail Map - Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, Fatbiking and Nature Walks

The Fernie Nordic Society was formed in 2006 and has been growing rapidly ever since. Some key highlights about the Fernie Nordic Society:

  • Current membership of about 400
  • Over 100 kids involved in cross country ski lessons
  • About 30 core volunteers, with many more occasional helping hands
  • Dedicated to a professional approach to trail design and expansion
  • Online membership and day use passes available
  • Nordic opportunities for all abilities

There is a box next to the Clubhouse at the Fernie Golf Course Trails for membership registrations and to deposit your day-use fee which includes insurance. Consider getting a Nordic Society season pass, visit our website.

Lessons, Coaching and Group Skiing

The Skill Development Program offered to our young skiers by the Fernie Nordic Society was actually developed by the nation-wide organization Cross Country Canada. The program is standardized across the country. All our volunteer coaches are trained according to the established structure to provide a consistent level of training to our skiers.

Formal ski lessons are offered for both Bunnyrabbit (age 5 and under) and Jackrabbit (age 6-10) skiers, with a Track Attack Program for kids aged 11 and older. Kids of all skill levels are encouraged to come out for a fun and challenging sport that promotes balance, strength and cardio. Our coaches are trained to ensure safe and very enjoyable lessons, complete with snow soccer, relays and of course just playing around in the snow, taking in the Fernie winter.

Lessons run every Saturday morning starting the first weekend in the New Year, and continue for about 10 weeks. Subject to change, lessons start at 10:00 am at the Fernie Golf and Country Club, and run for an hour. Snacks are provided each lesson by parent volunteers.

Adult group skis take place throughout the winter, and are scheduled when the snow starts to fall. Keep up to date on the events and activities happening with the Nordic Society via our website. See you on the snow!

Starting in the 2014-2015 season the Nordic Society is creating a Racing Team for kids 10 years or older who must have been previously enrolled in nordic ski lessons for at least one season. We feel that competition provides one of the best opportunities for children to be exposed to rules and social values as well as defining the need to get along well with others and be accepted as part of a team. If your child is interested in joining the team, please contact the coach Jeff Williams by email at

Copies of the TRAIL MAPS for the Fernie Golf Course and Elk Valley Nordic Centre can be found under related documents on this page

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  • 201 Fairway Drive, Fernie, BC V0B 1M0
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