Thursday • November 9, 2017
New Shuttle Partnership & Service for Upcoming Ski Season
Fernie, British Columbia – Both visitors and locals will see a new local ski shuttle bus on the roads for this coming ski season thanks to a partnership between the City of Fernie, Tourism Fernie, the Fernie Chamber of Commerce and Resorts of the Canadian Rockies.
“The tourism sector was driven to see a new sustainable transportation model for this coming season and the partners are pleased to present one,” exclaimed Jikke Gyorki, Executive Officer at Tourism Fernie.
After much research into shuttles in other resort communities, it was determined that Revelstoke’s local shuttle was one to partially model after. The two key components of their model for Fernie was the municipality purchasing the shuttle buses with funding from the Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI) and a strong partnership between the City, Tourism DMO, Chamber and resort.
Thanks to the RMI funding and industry support, the City of Fernie purchased two 24 passenger buses for the local ski shuttle service. The service is starting on December 21st and runs daily until April 8th. The day and evening service will provide visitors and locals transportation between town and Fernie Alpine Resort.
“The rider fare will be $4 each way per person with the option to purchase a 10 Ride Booklet for $35 including taxes,” explained Jikke. “Riders can pay on the bus or pick up a 10 Ride Booklet in advance. Seats will be on a first come first served basis.”
Jikke Gyorki, Executive Officer, Tourism Fernie
Norm McInnis, CAO, City of Fernie
Patty Vadnais, Executive Director
Andy Cohen, General Manager