Friday nights in February sees the return of public night skiing and the 29th Annual Starlight Challenge.

February 3, 10 ,17 and 24 - NIGHT SKIING 

Every Friday evening in February the Ski Area features fabulous public night skiing and the legendary Starlight Challenge, the exciting adult recreational ski league now in its 29th year.

During night skiing, which runs from 4pm to 9pm on the fou...  Read more

C.D. is a six year old from Invermere. He likes things starting with the letter "s" - school, sweets (he would say candy but that doesn't start with s), Star Wars and snow. Here's what his Sunday at the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ski Area looked like...

1. We woke up early on Sunday and 15-20cm of powder had fallen in town. Yahoo! We wolfed down breakfast and then rushed down for first-ish chair.

2. There is powder everywhere - let's hit it!<...  Read more

  Skiing vs. Snowboarding For many, the topic of Skiing vs. Snowboarding can be quite controversial as it is often believed that one is better than the other. Although I have solely chosen one method my opinion is that both sports allow you to bolt down the mountain at unheard of speeds, graze through soft powder and offer countless hours of fun and exhilaration.   Read more

Every year we shop till’ we drop, bake until our stomachs hurt from eating the dough and sort out last minute plans to see every family member in preparation for Christmas holidays.  The days pass by and the excitement builds as children await Santa Claus and we await time off work. Finally, Christmas is here and all the preparations building up to the moment are worth it and every minute is full of joy.   Read more

It's time to ski and ride again... Santa stopped visiting me many years ago, so these days seeing the chairlift turning is almost like spotting an overstuffed stocking on Christmas morning. Yahoo, this is now my best day of the year! The opening day ritual starts the night before... Where are my gloves? Did I fix the broken strap on my poles? Pick up skis from the shop after a much needed tune. Then, a couple of questions. Is all this preparation really worth it? Is it time to forget chilly chairlift rides and just watch ski racing on TV instead?   Read more

According to Peter Harding, our Ski Area Manager at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort,  the science behind making snow is simple; “14 snow guns + 15 million gallons of water + cold weather = white fluffy snow”. Although Peter makes it sound simple it actually adds up to 50 days of around the clock snowmaking, equating to a manmade base of approximately two feet. To get the best possible conditions Mother Nature needs a bit of help, a push in the right direction and a jolt of winter!   Read more

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