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A safe, tranquil and adventurous winter wonderland

Fernie welcomes visitors to the Rocky Mountains, safely, once current travel restrictions have ended, but for now we need to stay local, support local and flatten the curve learn more.  Booking for winter travel after February 5th is welcome. If restrictions continue longer hotels and resorts have flexible cancellation policies for COVID.

As a small mountain town we are a place of few faces and wide open spaces with COVID-friendly activities and businesses operating with safety protocols in place. Come and experience Fernie's historic charm and winter wonderland with a diversity of activities and great hospitality. Scroll down to learn more and be inspired.

Plan ahead this winter season.

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Combining Safety & Service!

Your well-being is top of mind in Fernie.  Local attractions and businesses have worked hard to be open with the safety of their customers and staff of utmost importance while ensuring a high level of service and a great experience.

Check out our Photo Blog of local businesses showing off their safety protocols to keep everyone safe and their business open.

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Planning your Trip to Fernie During COVID-19

Fernie Alpine Resort - Know Before You Go

Where is Fernie, BC

Completely surrounded by the Canadian Rockies, Fernie is situated in the southeast corner of British Columbia along Highway 3 close to the Alberta border.  Fernie is an easy drive from the prairies, and only a 3.5 hour drive from Calgary, and 2 hours from Lethbridge. On the BC side, Fernie is a 1 hour drive from Cranbrook, BC and 3.5 hours from Golden, BC or Nelson, BC.  Closest airports are Cranbrook and Calgary with daily flights from various Canadian cities and car rentals.  Be sure to book and plan ahead.

It's pristine nature, wide open spaces, friendly residents and historic town make Fernie the perfect getaway this winter.

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Getting to Fernie

Skiing & Catskiing in Fernie

Legendary powder and a classic ski town in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. With over 30 feet of snow each season Fernie is well known for it's great powder turns, diversity of terrain and variety of runs for all abilities.  From tree skiing and wide open bowls to great family-friendly groomed runs.

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PLACES TO STAY

With a diversity of accommodation options in Fernie, you are bound to find what you're looking for. Save by booking direct and with our packages and offers.

View through below links Fernie's lodging types to find the perfect spot for your visit. Call and reserve direct for the best rates, Stay Safe details, booking and COVID cancellation policies and more.

Resorts, Hotels & Motels

Condos & Townhomes

Private Homes, Lodges & Chalets

Bed & Breakfasts

Tiny Homes

Hostel

Yurts & RV Resort

THINGS TO DO

Winter season is a fantastic time to experience Fernie with its big mountains, big snow and diversity of areas and trails to explore on skis, snowshoes, snowmobiles and more! With 360' rocky mountain views surrounding historic downtown, and Fernie Alpine Resort only 5 minutes from town, Fernie is a beautiful and easy place to explore and enjoy.

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Cross-Country Skiing
Fernie Alpine Resort - Alpine Skiing
Catskiing
Snowmobiling
Snowshoeing
Fat Biking
Historic Downtown
Spa & Wellness
Brewery, Distillery & Roastery
Dining & Cafes

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Locals Guide to Snowshoeing

From short afternoon hikes to full-day snowshoe adventures, options are plentiful. Here are some of our favourite routes to help get you started.

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Fernie Alpine Resort Ski & Stay Packages

Plan ahead for the best options and pricing for Fernie Alpine Resort ski & stay packages, choose from ski-in ski-out, on-mountain or in-town lodging locations. Offers typically have book-by deadlines and change and adjust throughout the season. Use the fields below to view rates, availability and even book!

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Fatbiking 101

Fatbiking is to biking as snowshoeing is to hiking. Rolling on tyres twice the width of a standard mountain bike, the extra girth really helps to keep you on top of the snow. If you can ride a bike, you can ride a fatbike.

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Experience Winter in the Rockies, Safely.

Fernie Style