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Fernie

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Skier Level

Good for all Abilities

Family Friendly

Adult oriented

Nightlife

Some bars and clubs

Off the Slope

More than just skiing

Ease of Access

2 to 3 hours transfer from airport

Fernie ski resort is a powder hounds’ paradise, with five great bowls of snow that, according to legend, are due to Griz, the Powder King. True or not, the snow in the Lizard Range that surrounds Fernie is indeed legendary, with up to 11.2m per season; a lot of snow for a  ski holiday in Fernie. The ski resort has a modest but growing mountain village and the town of Fernie is just 15 minutes car or bus away.

A ski holiday to Fernie has something for everyone, novices will find that Fernie has a few gentle slopes and with some confidence boosting cruisers on the lower mountain, there is something for intermediates too, who will also enjoy exploring some of the trails in the Timber and Lizard Bowls. But with lots of steeps and masses of ungroomed terrain a Fernie ski holiday is really best suited to the adventurous skier. Add in superb cat-skiing possibilities and you can see why the resort is an attractive choice for ‘hardcore’ skiers and boarders. The resort also has a rail park with plenty of features.

January 2012 saw the addition of the Polar Peak Chair, extending Fernie ski resorts terrain by 22 runs and increasing the resort’s vertical. The lift takes skiers and boarders above the tree line to over 2,100m to ski the amazing upper reaches of Currie Bowl and offers stunning 360 degree views from the Peak.

The base village is compact on your Fernie ski holiday, with stylish lodge-style hotels along with a few dining options. Fernie Town, just 15 minutes away on the free shuttle, has more nightlife and a few more shops. The local ice hockey team, the Fernie Ghost Riders, play there and matches are good fun.

Activities at Fernie Ski Resort

Snow mobiles, snowshoeing and dog-sledding are on offer, with the popular torch lit run and BBQ well worth trying too.

We can arrange your lift passes, rental equipment and ski school and Fernie Ski Resort before you go which will save you approximately 5% from the in resort prices.

Fernie Ski Resort Ski Facts

Transfer / Driving Time
Calgary (3 hrs)

Base elevation
3,500 feet / 1,068 metres


Terrain Park
spine, tabletops, quarter-pipes and rollers

Top elevation
7,050 feet / 2,149 metres

Avg annual snowfall
up to 444 inches / 1110 cm

Vertical drop
3,550 feet / 1,082 metres
Lift capacity
14,916 skiers per hour

Number of runs
142 trails, 5 alpine bowls and tree skiing

Ski season
early December to mid April


Number of lifts
10- including 4 quads
and 3 triples

Skiable terrain 
2,504 acres - 30% advanced, 40% intermediate & 30% beginners

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Insider Tips

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Ski two resorts on your ski holiday as Kimberley is less than 2 hours away.

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