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Mogul Smoker

Festival information

Fernie, BC

Nov 11, 2022 - Nov 12, 2022




Every year, as the early sprinkles of snow falls over the town of Fernie, locals partake in a sacrificial event in the woods. At the annual Mogul Smoker, wooden skis are burned as an offering to Griz for a winter season full of powder! As the fire burns, the music starts and the people dances as their passion for powder reaches the ears of Griz.

For those that do not know, Griz is a large man known to reside in Fernie’s mountain tops. He is dressed in a grizzly cloak, carrying a musket. According to locals, when he is happy, he shoots his musket towards the sky and in turn creating huge amounts of snowfall over the mountains around Fernie.

In 1976, locals started an event called the Mogul Smoker when they burned wooden skis as an offering to Griz. They noticed that during years that they did not run this event, the snowfall decreased. So, since then, the Mogul Smoker runs every year without fail. Have to keep Griz happy!

This year’s Mogul Smoker


You can purchase your tickets directly at the Mogul Smoker events page. The available tickets are as follows:

  • Locals - $60 (limited availability at the Central in Fernie)
  • Early Bird - $80
  • Tier 1 - $90
  • Tier 2 - $100

How do I get there?

A shuttle will be running from 6pm to 8am from The Central - 301 2nd Ave, Fernie. If past Mogul Smoker’s are any indication, we recommend you getting onto the shuttle as soon as possible. The wait times gets longer as the night goes, plus you don’t want to miss the Opening Ceremony at 6.30pm.

Who's playing?

  • SkiiTour
  • Birdhaus
  • Be Hazzy
  • Bete Moss
  • Burchill
  • Chuzwuzzla
  • Cona
  • Das Booty
  • Deblock
  • DingoStarr
  • El Toro
  • Holden Space
  • Illustrator
  • Knotts
  • Mat B & OHM Girl
  • Melo Nade
  • Mihajic Touch
  • Mr Diggler
  • Naturalist
  • Nemkae
  • Straus

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