Fernie Resort Information
Learn more about Fernie Mountain Resort and the amenities available during your stay
About Fernie Mountain Resort
Centrally located just 60 km (40 miles) from the borders of the United States and the province of Alberta, Fernie Alpine Resort provides all the necessary ingredients for a truly memorable ski vacation. Blanketed by an average annual snowfall of 37 ft. of some of the best powder North America has to offer, visitors take to the mountain to enjoy all of its 2,500 skiable acres. A brilliant combination of mild temperatures and vertical adventure, Fernie Alpine Resort lends itself to creating the most exhilarating experiences around.
Serviced by ten lifts, including two high-speed quads, upwards of 14,500 skiers and riders are hauled up the hill each hour to encounter the majesty that this resort provides. Featuring varying degrees of terrain, suitable for both the novice and advanced skier, Fernie proudly boasts 142 marked runs and five massive bowls in which to maneuver down. Die-hard enthusiasts are certain to be left breathless with the awesome alpine action available down the narrow spines and challenging chutes that are so prominent here. Upping the ante, the progressive rail park is a veritable playground with its phenomenal mixture of rails and boxes, allowing stunts to be mastered at their own pace and without limitations. For a less daring yet equally invigorating experience, Fernie Alpine Resort offers 10km (6.2 miles) of impeccably groomed cross-country trails to be discovered.
Into the evening, the heart of Fernie Alpine Resort continues to beat on with its bountiful options of après entertainment. Promising the ideal backdrop for enjoying the company of family and friends, the restaurants and cafes each possess a charming atmosphere while catering to every possible palette.
Fernie Mountain Resort Facts
The southeast corner of the BC Rockies on Highway No.3
Approximately 60 km (40 miles) from the Alberta and U.S. borders
5 km (3 miles) from the City of Fernie
1.5 km up the hill from the highway intersection
Hours Of Operation
- Late November to mid-April
- Day Skiing: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
- Resort Center: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Up to 1100 cm / (444" or 37 ft average)
- 2 High Speed Quad Chairlifts
- 2 Quad Chairlifts
- 3 Triple Chairlifts
- 1 T-Bar
- 1 Tow
- 1 Conveyor
Total Uphill Capacity
14,916 skiers per hour
Summit: 2,134 m (7,000 ft)
Base: 1,052 m (3,4050ft)
- 142 Trails, 5 Bowls and Tree Skiing
- 30% Novice
- 40% Intermediate
- 30% Advanced
5 km/3 miles - Falling Star
Apex Mountain Resort Activites
Cross Country Skiing
With 10 km of groomed Nordic trails to conquer, Fernie Alpine Resort is a cross country skiers dream come true. For an interesting alternative, a three-hour guided heritage tour is available for reservation.
Providing visitors with awesome views of the valley, Fernie Alpine Resort recommends a traditional dog sled tour to complete the feel of the idyllic mountain getaway.
This distinct privilege allows registered visitors to get a head start on the day’s events by tearing up the perfectly groomed slopes. Tour departs at 8am and is reserved for guests over the age of ten.
Home to the Ghostriders, a popular Junior hockey team, the Fernie Memorial Arena provides visitors with the opportunity to experience a true Canadian tradition.
The liveliest place in Fernie Alpine Resort for après ski entertainment, Griz Bar offers daily drink specials and hosts the only on-hill pool and foosball tables. Featuring live music on weekends, Griz Bar is a definite crowd-pleaser!
Kid’s Night Out
Featured twice weekly, youngsters, aged 5-12, are encouraged to register for this three hour event offered in the resort’s childcare facility. From tobogganing to arts and crafts, children are certain to cherish the special memories created here.
Mountain Guides Program
With firsthand knowledge of what Fernie really has to offer, the mountain guides provide visitors with a truly unique perspective on this already dynamic resort. Registration must be completed by 5pm the night before and requires a minimum of two people per guide.
Having seen a recent expansion, Fernie Alpine Resort offers visitors a progressive terrain park unlike any other. With great features geared to every skill level, such as the 24’ mail box, the Rail Park encourages freestylers to advance at their own pace.
An educational means to exercise, these guided tours reflect back on Fernie’s history all while trekking out into the powdery landscape. With several tours available including ones which feature sumptuous fondue-style dining afterwards, guests are sure to find the snowshoeing adventure that suits them best.
Steep and Deep Camps
Taught by local coaches, these two day camps, geared to a minimum ski level of 5/6, explores the deep powder and steep terrain that Fernie Alpine Resort is known for.
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