Fernie Alpine Resort is particularly known for its high annual snow fall, average of 9m and being the highest of any resort in the Canadian Rockies.
With the newest addition of The Polar Peak lift which opens up hundred-mile mountain views and 3,497 feet of vertical drop, Fernie is the best for adventurous skiers with a hunger for the steep and deep. The resort has 5 massive bowls in 2,503 acres of skiable terrain and gives you a choice of adventure level from steep and deep or smooth and gentle. Discover this amazing yet undiscovered ski field yourself!
Fernie is located in the limeston cliffs of the Lizard Range in the Canadian Rocky Mountains in the far southeast corner of British Columbia. The resort is nestled in the East Kootenay region of the southeast corner of British Columbia, which is known as “powder triangle”. Just few minutes to the historical mining town of Fernie, is now small, funky and charming downtown which you can find plenty of options for dinning, shopping and activities.
|How to get there|
|Closest International Airport: Calgary:||3.5 hours drive|
|From Cranbrook Airport:||1.25 hours drive|
|From Vancouver:||2.5 hours flight|
Commonly you’ll need to fly into Calgary Airport on a domestic flight from Vancouver. Bus transfer is the most convenient and economical way to get to Fernie from Calgary/Cranbrook airport.
|Ski Season:||December to April|
|Mountain Elevation:||2149 meters|
|Snowfall Average:||8.75 meters|
|Longest Run:||5 km|
|Steepest Run:||44 Degrees|
|Numbers of Courses:||147|
|Number of Lifts:||10 chair lifts|
|Terrain:||Beginner: 30%, Intermediate: 40%, Advanced: 30%|
|Fernie Trail Map Click link to PDF file|
Shuttle to the town of Fernie runs regularly day and night. Airport shuttle from/to Calgary or Cranbrook (Rocky Mountain International Airport) available during winter seasons.
Restaurants & Nightlife
On the mountain, there are several restaurants and bars. The other options, town of Fernie has range of restaurants and night life to choose from.
A World-class Cat Skiing is a must at the Fernie. The resort also offers wide range of activities such as snowshoeing, dog-sledding and snowmobiling. Named "Coolest town in North America" , town of Fernie has laid back, funky and yet charming small town atmosphere.