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Support Team

Dave Brunker

Years in Fernie: 10

Dave is our dependable, organised equipment manager and also helps out with fundraising.

Having started skiing in Australia over 22 years ago Dave was hooked, he visited various North America resorts on vacations, and visited Fernie 12 years ago.

He loved Fernie and decided to follow Warren Millers advice that he gave at the end of all his Ski movies.  “Wanna live in a ski resort ?  Why don’t you just do it ?”  So he convinced his better half and moved to Fernie.

Dave is currently trying to be retired but continued to manage his company, Fernie Alpine Renovations.


Anita Brunker

Years in Fernie: 10

Anita helps get set up on the hill for ski days and also works on the ever-busy fundraising team helping get the cash that keeps us in equipment.

Anita also skied in Australia and in the various resorts that Dave dragged her around (she didn’t take much dragging!) and then once Dave sold all their worldly possessions she followed her husband across the Pacific to Fernie!


Andrew James Forgie

Years in Fernie: just arrived!

Andrew moved from Saint John, N.B and provides on hill support for FIRE with a goal to become an instructor next season.

Andrew pretty much took his first steps on skis and his early memories are all about skiing at Val D’Irene in the Metapedia Valley, Quebec. Back in New Brunswick, he spent most of his time skiing at Poley Mountain and Crabbe Mountain as well as some bigger mountains, such as Sugarloaf, USA and Mount Saint Anne.


Marilyn Baker

Years in Fernie: 1

Marilyn helps out with all kinds of things, she assists with riding the lifts and acts as a spotter on the hill to ensure safe skiing at all times. Marilyn thrives on helping other people meet their goals, and achieving their full potential.

Marilyn is also part of the extremely busy Fundraising Committee and is on the lookout for more helpers so if you want to help out please contact us.

A recent resident in Fernie having moved from Ontario Marilyn is pleased to have a ski hill right on her doorstep and spends as much free time as she can skiing!

Marilyn is a Holistic Nutritionist and is available for private consultation.