March 2017 has arrived with a bang – as in the Fernie Griz has once again shot off his musket – BANG – delivering another 40 centimeters of fresh powder today! Not only is this great news for our upcoming Griz Days weekend, it also means that great snow conditions will be around for everyone to enjoy throughout the spring here in Fernie!
Griz Days 40th Anniversary
Every year in Fernie, visitors and locals alike praise the Griz with a huge winter festival, and this year from March 3rd-5th, the town is even more excited to coax Griz to come out and play. This year’s Griz Days Winter Festival is extra special as we celebrate the 40th Anniversary of this fantastic festival which will feature a host of special events to delight everyone big and small.
Griz Days celebrates the legendary man called the Griz. According to Fernie Mayor Mary Giuliano, the legend goes way back. “Griz was born in a bear cave, and the people of the area could hear a commotion, but they were too afraid to go up and see. Finally, a young boy emerged, wearing a bear coat and hat — he had won over a bear. The legend began. He grew to be a man with shoulders six feet wide and carried a musket. He would shoot the musket into the sky, bringing the world-class snow to the mountains for people to enjoy.”
If you can’t make it to Griz Days, there are still plenty of great reasons to visit Fernie this Spring including fantastic snow conditions plus plenty of great events for the whole family to enjoy. Here are some of our favourite spring activities happening on the mountain:
Thursdays March 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2017 – Thursday night Fatbike Ride & Dine at Fernie Alpine Resort -A moonlit guided fatbike ride followed by a delicious dinner at Cirque – what could be better?
Mar 17-18, 2017 – Monster Energy Boarderstyle – Pitting four snowboarders at a time in a head-to-head boardercross-style race integrated with big slopestyle terrain features. This combination of mandatory spins and flat-out speed is a crowd favorite!
April 15-16 2017 – FERNIVAL! The most awesome closing weekend party at Fernie Alpine Resort with Widemouth Mason & BC/DC!
Springtime also features great deals on lodging and ski packages at the Griz Inn!
Visit our Spring Season specials page to learn more about the great vacation deals we are offering including 20% Off Midweek Stays and 4th Night Free!
With all these great reasons to visit Fernie, the only thing missing is YOU this Spring! Please contact the hotel front desk regarding booking accommodations at 1-800-661-0118. We look forward to seeing you on the slopes this spring.