November 18, 2010 | Tips from Travellers >
Fernie, Theatre & Performing Arts
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Fernie Alpine Resort, Fernie, British Columbia played the role of Kodiak Valley Ski Resort in the movie Hot Tub Time Machine.
The entertaining and talented John Cusack came to Fernie in Spring 2009 to both star in and produce: Hot Tub Time Machine - a $60 million MGM film project about four friends (John Cusack, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, and Rob Corddry) who take a relaxing dip in a ski resort hot tub and end up back in 1986 to fulfill and enjoy their youthful antics again.
The massive film crew was on site at Fernie Alpine Resort over the course of a few weeks, turning the plaza and ski base back into a winter wonderland once the resort was closed for the season - only in Hollywood!
Being set in 1986, this retro ski movie brought out loads of throwback references with retro-cool cars and one-piece ski suits. It drew out hundreds of extras, many of which were locals, who revel in their 3 seconds of fame.
You can enjoy the actual Hot Tub as it is still at Fernie Alpine Resort - we dare you to try...