Fernie Alpine Resort is 5km from the town of Fernie and offers lift access alpine skiing and snowboarding with 142 runs, an average of 30 feet of snow each season and ski-in ski-out accommodations.
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Fernie attracts outdoor enthusiasts from all over the world and has become a popular North American mountain destination.
Fernie’s base area village has a variety of ski-in ski-out and on-mountain properties to choose from including hotel style rooms, condos/apartments, townhomes and full chalets. Additional accommodation options are also available right in Fernie just 5 kms / 3 miles away. On-mountain facilities/amenities include ski school, rentals, retails store, small grocery store, spas, daycare and restaurants such as Kelsey's, The Cirque, Rusty Edge, Slopeside Cafe, The Griz Bar and Lost Boys Cafe. The Resort also features groomed nordic ski trails and snowshoe trails for a day off the slopes or for those in your group who don't ski.
The charming historical town of Fernie, with turn of the century architecture is only minutes from the base of the ski area, providing a variety of restaurants & shops to enjoy and has been called the “Coolest Town in North America” by Rolling Stone Magazine and “The Best Ski Town in Canada” by Ski Canada Magazine.
Facts About the Fernie Winter Season:
Season: December 3, 2016 - April 16, 2017
Average Snowfall: up to 39 feet
Vertical Rise: 1082 metres / 3550 feet
Base Elevation: 1068 metres / 3450 feet
Summit Elevation: 2149 metres / 7000 feet
Lifts: 10 (2 High Speed Quads, 2 Quads, 3 Triples, 3 Surface Lifts - 1 t-bar, 1 platter/poma, 1 magic carpet
Runs: 142 named runs plus 5 alpine bowls and tree skiing
Terrain: 1,013 hectares (2,504 acres)
30% Beginner 40% Intermediate 30% Advanced & Expert
Longest Run: 5kms (3 miles) Falling Star
Rail Park: Lower mountain under Deer Chair
Skier Cross Course: Lower mountain by rail park
Hours of Operation: Daily 9:00am - 4:00pm MST
Average Winter Temperature: -5 C / 23F
In Summer, Fernie Alpine Resort opens with multiple activities for all ages featuring:
Make sure to come back late June - early September and experience it all!