Fernie Alpine Resort has been chosen as one of the few Canadian and or North American sites to host the coveted Helly Hansen Big Mountain Battle outdoor Adventure Race February 13th 2010. Fernie Alpine Resort has been hosting the Smith Optics Fernie Free Ski Event for many years recognized as a leading Free Ski Event in North America and is pleased to be the site selected for this coveted Helly Hansen event. Helly Hansen is well known for making some of the best outdoor gear on the planet. Fernie Alpine Resort is one of three new venues in North America that have been chosen to host this event.
The Big Mountain Battle is very similar to a summer adventure race as teams use GPS devices and other orienteering or navigational skills to race through a series of check points. Each participant must find each one of these check points and they are frequently located over great distances across the Ski Area terrain. Fernie Alpine Resort was chosen for it's significant terrain and it's 5 Alpine Bowls. Combine great snow, skiing or snowboarding and incredible terrain and you have one exciting event!
Other resorts chosen to host the Helly Hansen Big Mountain Battle event include- Taos, New Mexico, Squaw Valley, California, and Aspen, Colorado to name a few.