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  • Latest winter gear and apparel at Ski Base
  • Ski Base stock all winter gear from fatbikes, snowshoe, ski and boards
  • Large clothing selection
  • Extensive clothing selection
  • Huge bike selection
  • Huge bike selection
  • Servicing department
  • Servicing department
  • Servicing department
  • Tons of accessories including backcountry safety gear

Fernie's original sporting goods store, started by local ski luminary, the late Heiko Socher in 1967.

The first store was located at Fernie Alpine Resort (then Fernie Snow Valley) and moved to downtown Fernie in the early 1970s. In 1986, Ralph Simpson started working for Heiko & Linda Socher, and later purchased the shop with his wife Zuzana in 2001. Ralph passed away in 2008 and Zuzana has been the owner since.

Ski Base is the orginal home of The Griz.


BIKES (Mountain/cruiser/bmx, clothing, protection, tools, parts/components, child carriers + accessories):

  • Specialized, Kona, Dakine, Poc, Giro, Bell, Radio, We the people, Smith, Sugoi, IXS, SRAM, Shimano, Raceface, DMR, HT, Park Tool, Blackburn, 49North, SuperB, Axiom, Toppeak, Ergon, Muc-Off, Oakley, Rossignol, Camelbak, Maxxis, Evo, Thule 

WINTER GEAR (skis, boards, boots, poles, XC, fatbikes, insoles)

  • Salomon, Rossignol, Icelantic, Head, Ride, Vans, Flow, Specialized, Sidas

SHOES (hike, run, sandal):

  • Salomon, Merrel, Keen, Oboz, New balance, Asics, Teval, Oneil

CLOTHING (technical, casual, swimsuits, hats):

  • Royal Robins, Mountain Hardware, Columbia, O’neil, Dakine, Smartwool, Fig, Lole, Skye, Pistil, Salomon, Rossignol, Strafe, Dakine, Kombi, Orage, Thermic, Sidas

EYEWEAR (sunnies, goggles-bike):

  • Smith, Oakley, Suncloud

NUTRITION (gels, bars, drink tablets etc):

  • Hammer, Honey Stinger, Clif, Nuun

BEAR PROTECTION (bells, spray, horns etc)

  • Earth management 

SOUVENIERS (clothing, trinkets etc):

  • Fernie branded, Griz branded, Trail maps etc. 



  • High-end bike tunes (suspension service, wheel builds, bearing overhauls)
  • Bike rentals (XC/DH/Fatbike townies)
  • Shop rides & demo days


  • Ski/snowboard/XC full tuning service (high quality base repair, custom base grinds, sharpening, waxing etc),
  • Ski Demos
  • XC rental
  • Snowshoe rental
  • Fat bike rental
  • In-depth ski/board boot fitting & custom sports insoles


  • Contact Information
  • 250-423-6464
  • Contact By Email
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  • 432 2nd Avenue, Fernie, BC V0B 1M0
  • Details
  • Open
    Daily from 10:00am to 6:00pm
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