by Erin Knutson

Special to The Pioneer

Canadas favourite family resort and The Columbia Valley Pioneer will be hosting the first Charity Ski Day event at the Fairmont Hot Springs ski hill on March 7th from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All ski fanatics are cordially invited for a day of fun, games and the chance to win some amazing door prizes. The event is a fundraiser for the Invermere Public Library.

We wanted to give back to the community and we felt the Invermere Public Library was a perfect fit, its family focused and so are we, Charlotte Moos, special events coordinator at the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort told The Pioneer. The day will start with an all out pancake breakfast at $5 a plate, catering to the most insatiable of appetites. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m a tantalizing smorgasbord of smoky BBQ is going to be available for purchase on the deck by all robust grill lovers and thrill-seeking taste buds.

Live music by the local band Valley Forged is set to accompany the festivities with the bands innovative and stylishly homegrown tunes.

All attendees can purchase $9.99 full day lift tickets for skiing and $5 tubing passes. With those unbeatable prices all slope enthusiasts are sure to be satisfied and all proceeds will be donated to the Invermere Public Library. A family season pass to the Fairmont Hot Springs Ski Resort for 2015/2016 is up for grabs by the lucky door prize winner, along with raffle prizes, a family reading basket full of goodies, four rounds of golf, a kids tubing party for 12, a 50/50 draw and a private book signing for A Birds Eye View by local author Elinor Florence.

For the adventurous of heart an obstacle race is slated to take place on the ski hill. Plenty of workshop/stations will also be set up for the kids to keep everybody entertained, including face painting and accompanied by tasty treats such as the time honoured cotton candy cloud.

For more information on the days events please contact Charlotte Moos at 250-345-6063, or visit