2022-2023 Season News

Snow groomer

Thanks to a Great Season

You Made Fergi Special

Thank you for pulling T's, selling tickets, grooming runs, and so much more! Fergi wouldn't be Fergi without you. We rely on volunteers to make Fergi special. For the 2022-2023 and our 40th year of operation, we truly appreciate all of you and all you did this season. Thank you!

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Landra going up the t-bar

Fergi Fest - The Best Way to Close the Season

Fergi Fest Had It All

Snow, sun, smiling faces, sparkly outfits, fast skiers and so much more! It was an epic day. It started and ended in a snow storm. The sun came out middle of the day just in time for all the races. The fresh snow made the races a bit more challenging but smiles were all around as individuals crossed the finish line. As the sun set over the mountains, the music started, snow came down hard, and everyone made their way inside to dance the night away. It will be one for the memory books.

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One women in purple wig and ski clothes another women in red wig and red shimmery ski outfit

Come Celebrate Fergi Fest on April 1

Fergi Fest is on April 1

It will be hard not to shed a few tears on Saturday, April 1 after such a wonderful March filled with so much snow. We all can't believe the 2022-2023 season is coming to a close on our little ski hill. Thanks to everyone who made the season another great one on the hill, especially since this was our 40th year of operation.

This Fergi Fest is at least in recent memory one of the best snow-covered the hill has been. So, come join us for the last day of the season!

Wear your most festive ski outfit. We think the more sparkles and shimmer on your ski outfit the better. 

The hill will be open from 10 am to 4 pm as usual. The snack bar will be open and might even stay open a smidgen longer than usual.

Sometime in the afternoon (around 1:00 PM) we will get organized and put together the usual fun Fergi Fest activities like ski golf and downhill ski races (weather and participant dependent). Listen for the hill managers to start making announcements around the T-bar for which event and age group is happening at the top of the hill. Just let them know if you want to participate. It is all for fun and bragging rights!

After the T-bar shuts down, stay and enjoy the live music at the lodge and dance the night away in your ski/boarding boots. If you want, bring a dish or goodies to share later in the evening while we enjoy the music and the apres experience of Fergi. 

Due to a mix-up with Jakob, we will NOT have special 2023 Fergi Fest mugs to purchase. Instead, we have plenty of past Fergi Fest mugs collecting dust and figured this is a great year to get your vintage Fergi Fest mug. Missed a year? This is your chance to flesh out your collection and get that missing year. Fergi Fest mugs are $30. Proceeds will go to the Eagle Cap Ski Club. Bring cash or a check to purchase one.

First-timer tip - if you plan on staying until it gets dark, bring a flashlight, extra water, and an extra warm layer. Don't forget to return your season rentals as well!

a wall of ski boots

Time to Return Your Season Rentals

Only a Few More Days Left to Turn in Your Season Rentals

First, thank you to everyone who has returned their season rentals already! This is huge for the rental shop. It helps them inventory all the gear for next season, replace old and broken equipment, and fix equipment as needed during the slower summer months.

Fergi is only open for 3 more days to get your equipment returned to the rental shop - March 25 & 26 and April 1. The rental shop decided to add an extra day to turn in your equipment on Sunday, April 2 from 10 am to 4 pm.

Everyone who returns their gear by April 2 will be entered into a raffle. 3 winners will be picked and will receive one free season rental for the 2023-2024 season. So, get your gear in today!

If you have a conflict and want to meet the April 2 deadline for the raffle, contact Adrianne Gass.


Fergi Mugs at Embersbrew House

Get a Fergi Mug at Embers Brewhouse

Embers Brewhouse Supports Fergifergisignatembers

Thanks to Embers Brewhouse for supporting Fergi with Dollar Thursdays. The new Fergi mugs are awesome. Stop by on Thursday to get your Fergi Mug. For every dollar beer you get, $3 goes to Fergi on Thursdays only.

Win A Guide Buck Hunt

Support the Eagle Cap Nordic Club

Support Our Sister Club, the Eagle Cap Nordic Club

The Eagle Cap Nordic Club is raising much-needed funds to purchase nordic grooming equipment. They help maintain the nordic trails at Salt Creek Summit and around Fergi. By purchasing a raffle ticket, your support will help them reach their fundraising goal. Your raffle ticket is a chance to win a guided buck hunt on The Nature Conservancy's Zumwalt Prairie, 33,000 acres of protected prairie.

Raffle Highlights 

  • Only 100 tickets are available
  • Tickets $100
  • The drawing is on March 20, 2023

Guided Hunt Information

  • Landowner preference tag (1 of 2)
  • A professional guide for a 3-day hunt for the winning hunter and up to 2 non-hunting guests
  • Hunt occurs on rough and uneven terrain and by foot only
  • Oregon hunting regulations apply

Purchase a Ticket

holding hands skiing together

Sweetheart Slalom on February 18

Join us on February 18 for the Sweetheart Slalom

Bring a friend, partner, or sweetheart on February 18 and ski down the slalom course together. 

Partners must hold hands during the race. Lose your grip on your partner's hand---disqualified. The race will occur sometime in the afternoon (2 pmish). Let the hill manager of the day know you are interested in participating. This is for smiles and giggles.

We will most likely have two divisions - kids under 16 and adults - depending on interest.

Stay after the hill closes and enjoy the Fergi Band. The Eagle Cap Ski Club will fire up the grill with burgers and dogs after the hill closes. The Snack Bar will close at 4 pm so if you plan on staying for the band bring your own food and drinks for dinner or bring a dish to share. Music will start around 5pmish.

Wallowa School Students Celebrating Fergi School Day

Fergi School Day

Thanks to Everyone Who Made School Day A Success

The Enterprise-Joseph Lions Club hosted the Joseph Charter School, Wallowa School District, Building Healthy Families, & a group of homeschooled students. Nearly 150 students skied all day and volunteers helped run the hill, taught them to ski, provided lunch, and set up kids with skis. Thanks to everyone who made Fergi School Day such a success!

Dylan pulling a T for a kid

Sign-Up for Your Volunteer Days

Eagle Cap Ski Club Members Sign-up for Your Volunteer Days Today

Fergi needs your help. As an all-volunteer run hill, Eagle Cap Ski Club Members are essential in keeping Fergi going. Don't forget members are required to work 4 days each season. Get on the calendar today. We can't run the hill without you!

If you don't sign up for your 4 work days for the season, we will ask you to pay a $10/person daily rate to ski that day. If you have any questions about your membership, please contact Scott Miller

Sign up to Volunteer

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Ring in the New Year

Here Comes 2023

Several Eagle Cap Ski Club members rang in the new year with a light parade down the face of Fergi. Wishing everyone a wonderful New Year! 

Nathan winning the down hill race

Taking Time to Remember Nathan Locke

Taking Time to Remember Nathan

This Friday, Dec 23, please join the Locke Family in a CELEBRATION OF LIFE potluck for Nathan Locke starting at 11 AM at the LODGE at Fergi. A note from his sister, Amber Locke Archibald:

"We are holding a Ski Day and potluck at Ferguson Ridge Ski Area on December 23rd starting at 11:00 for my brother Nathan Locke, everyone is welcome! Come share stories, ski with us as, or just enjoy the beautiful day as we remember all the wonderful memories we had together and do what he loved most..ski, eat and just enjoy being on the mountain together where he loved to be. If you can bring a dish that would be awesome"

A reminder of Fergi's HOLIDAY SCHEDULE: Dec 23, 24, 26 - Jan 1, 10 AM-4 PM (depending on conditions). Check back regularly to see if we are open each day during the holiday week.

Fergi Logo

Ferguson Ridge Ski Area is a community-run ski hill in partnership with the Enterprise-Joseph Lions Club.

lions club logo with two lion heads



Saturday - Sunday & Holidays
10 AM - 4 PM
weather & conditions permitted

The season is usually the second Saturday in December to the first Saturday in April. Again conditions permitted.

For your safety, we do not allow sledding at Fergi.


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Special thanks to Tim Turrentine, Roger Averbeck, Kendrick Moholt, Alan Klages, and all the photographers for the photos


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