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A tranquil and adventurous winter wonderland

Fernie, British Columbia is an idyllic and friendly mountain town in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, known for its champagne powder snow and cool local vibe.

Come and explore our vast and uncrowded winter wonderland. Visit our Historic Downtown with its shops and cafes, great places to dine, diverse activities and quaint attractions and spas. 

Scroll down to learn more and be inspired. We are stoked to welcome you to Fernie, BC this winter season! Fernie Alpine Resort scheduled to open December 4th!

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 its 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. Fernie Alpine Resort is scheduled to open December 4th! catskiing starts mid-December.

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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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Local's 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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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

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!

Ski & Stay Packages from as low as $160CAD ($127USD)*
Kids 12 & under ski for free*

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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Combining Safety & Service!

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

Plan your Trip to Fernie - COVID-19 Travel Updates

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 border with Alberta and Montana, US.  Fernie is an easy drive from the prairies, and only

  • a 3.5 hour drive from Calgary, AB
  • a 2 hour drive from Lethbridge, AB
  • a 2 hour drive from Whitefish & Kalispell, Montana.

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.  Kalispell Airport in Montana is just a 2 hour drive away. Be sure to plan and book your trip ahead.

With its pristine nature, wide open spaces, friendly residents and the quaint Historic Downtown, Fernie is the perfect getaway this winter. Borders are open and international travellers are welcome to visit our picturesque mountain town.

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Experience Winter in the Rockies.

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