Another local’s favorite - the PPP has been going strong since 1984 and is part of a full closing party weekend FERNIVAL!
The tradition continues as individuals or teams of 2-5 people ski (you can also board, telemark or whatever gets you down the hill the fastest), bike, paddle and then run in a fun (yet competitive!) relay race. It's the perfect season ender!
See last year's closing weekend events below:
The route takes the skier from the bear run to the base area, then bike towards town, paddle down the icy elk river back to the highway and then a quick run up Ski Hill Road back to the Plaza. What could be simpler?
There are fantastic prizes for the top finishers in each category as well as bonus prizes. Costumes are welcome and cheering from the sidelines is highly encouraged. Come on out and participate or watch the wackiest race in Fernie. Proudly Sponsored by the Raging Elk Hostel.
SKI (4.5km) – Top of Bear Express Chair, down Cedar Bowl & Cedar Trail to base area
BIKE (6km) – From base area, through Timberline Subdivision to Highway #3, along Highway #3 to the Elk River in Fernie.
PADDLE (6km) – From Fernie, down the Elk River to the bottom of Ski Hill Road.
RUN (2km) – From bottom of ski hill road run uphill, through the Timberline Subdivision, through Parking Lot #1 to the finish line in the base.
Course Map can be found by clicking in the attached race rules package.
REGISTRATION, RULES & FEES:
Early Bird: $35 (register prior to April 10th)
Standard: $45 (register April 11-14th)
Register at Fernie Alpine Resort Guest Services. Teams, please register as a whole.
There will be no day-of registration. Waivers are required for all participants. Sign the online waiver.
**Please register teams by April 10th**
Registration includes T-shirt, post-event BBQ & beverage.
Full rules and information.
Teams of up to 5:
– Men’s Team
– Women’s Team
– Mixed Team (must have at least 2 females)
– Family/Youth Team (must have at least 2 youth under 18yrs)
– Men’s Solo
– Women’s Solo
Minimum age for competition is 12.
Friday, April 14th
5:00pm – 9:00pm: Check-in, Late Registration & Bib/Bauble Pickup @ Daylodge
Saturday, April 15th
8:00am – 9:30am: Bib/Bauble Pickup @ Daylodge. NOTE: All teams MUST be checked in and have all their team member’s waivers signed BEFORE 9:30am
10:00am: All Competitors Meeting (Mandatory) @ Daylodge/Village Plaza
11:00am: Race Start @ Top of Bear Chair
12:00-1:00pm (approx) – racers reaching finish line
5:30pm (approx): Prize Presentation @ Plaza. (Prize presentation will be approx 15-20min after the Wide Mouth Mason performance ends).