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Experiencing the Fernie Factor

Updated: February 2024
Fernie is known around the globe for its epic powder snow. Every winter the majestic mountains that surround our little town get on average 30ft (almost 10 meters) of it. Some days it just snows and snows, and that's what we like to call the Fernie Factor. 

Care to know what it means? We'll let the images do the talking.

Fresh lines in a deep powder. Image by Nick Nault

Plenty of powder stashes amongst Fernie Alpine Resort's five alpine bowls. Image by Nick Nault.

All smiles in the fresh lines with Island Lake Catskiing. Image by Mike McPhee

Yes to endless powder.  Image by Nick Nault

Fernie's 20cm rule means some of the local businesses and shops will put up the "gone skiing" sign in the morning...  (Photo by Henry Georgi)

So that they can catch an early chair.

And when it snows like this at night, you know the Fernie Factor is on for another day.

Plan your winter trip to Fernie, BC and make the most of it with these useful links:

- Weather Info & Snow Report
- Where to stay in Fernie
- Things to do

Don't forget to use #ferniestoke to share your best moments while visiting Fernie.

Because powder days are just so much fun. Image by Matt Kuhn