Celebrating snow with the kick-off to Fernie's winter season.
It's still too early to ski and board, so come watch movies, win awesome prizes and get #ferniestoke on winter!
Join Fernie's snow community for the Fernie Alpine Ski Team (FAST) Ski Swap at 9:30am and the Fernie Ski and Board Film Fest at 6pm!
The FAST Gear Swap is the place to score some great used ski and snowboard gear and sell off last year’s stuff while supporting a great cause. The FAST ski swap support’s the ski team with admission proceeds and 20% of sales going to the club.
Drop off and consignment: 2:00 - 9:00 PM, Friday, November 9
Sale: 9:30 am - 2:00 pm, Saturday, November 10
Location: Fernie Community Centre
Delicious food and drinks! Amazing door prizes! Fun Crowd! Large format screen! Professional sound!
Tickets include all three shows and are available at the local sports goods shops, the FAST Ski Swap, and at the door. Everyone attending will receive 2-for-1 lift tickets for Fernie Alpine Resort and Castle Mountain.
TICKETS ONLINE AND FROM LOCAL RETAILERS FROM MID-OCTOBER
6:30PM: Doors Open - Retail, Resort & Activity Displays, and Food & Beverage open
7:00PM: Feature #1: HOJI - Matchstick Productions
Eric Hjorleifson lets his skiing speak for itself. He doesn’t stand on the bar and shout out his accolades. He skis for brands that give him 100% creative control over the equipment that he designs and uses. He chases storms. He ditches his cell phone for weeks at a time. His exploits are rarely flaunted on social media. In spite of all of this – or maybe because of it – he is a hero to legions of skiers across the globe. This is who Eric is – this is “HOJI.” Directed by Scott Gaffney and featuring Eric Hjorleifson, Chris Rubens, James Heim, Markus Eder, Mark Abma and more.
8:30PM: Feature #2: Far out - Teton Gravity Research
REI presents Far Out, a ski and snowboard film that embodies the imagination as much as it does a physical space. It is the quest to seek out undiscovered realms and inspire new waves of creativity, enlightenment, and progression. It is the quest to be blown away.
Join the TGR crew on one of its boldest missions ever. The film follows the perspective of an athlete as he embarks on a journey to one of the most remote and unexplored mountain ranges on the planet, the Albanian Alps. While the final destination appears to be the ultimate goal, it is the collective of athletes, experiences, and the array of locations around the world that inevitably drive the season’s adventure. Witness mind-bending pillow lines as the crew camps out deep in the Purcell Mountains of British Columbia. Experience urban madness in Kamchatka and the insanity of the Crazy Mountains in Montana. Join the crew in the Slovenian Alps for over-the-head cold smoke and watch an 11-year-old rip Jackson Hole. Discover the alien landscape of Girdwood, Alaska in January and see Sean Jordan ride into Crested Butte on a black stallion to shred the Southern Rockies. Find out if the wildest and most untamed mountains in Europe let us in, and if the ultimate destination became a reality.
10:00PM: Feature #3: Ode to Muir, Jeremy Jones - Teton Gravity Research
Teton Gravity's newest film Ode To Muir pairs professional snowboarder, adventurer and founder of Protect our Winters Jeremy Jones with two-time Olympian Elena Hight as they embark on a 40-mile foot-powered expedition deep into California’s John Muir Wilderness. Their journey balances the challenges of winter camping, gruelling climbs up the Sierra’s biggest mountains, and aesthetic first descents with personal reflections on the importance of the natural world and those who first travelled it generations ago, and sharing perspectives gleaned from what it truly means to explore a great American Wilderness.