Skiing powder, Fernie Alpine Resort
(Dave Heath photo)

Fernie Alpine Resort

Chairlift, Fernie Alpine Resort (Dave Heath photo)

Chairlift, Fernie Alpine Resort (Dave Heath photo)

On average, 11m/36ft of snow covers Fernie Alpine Resort and the surrounding mountains yearly.

In addition to downhill skiing and snowboarding, there are numerous other winter activities to take advantage of near Fernie Alpine Resort.

Several operators offer cat-skiing packages; the local snowmobiling community thrives on snowmobiling trails throughout the Elk Valley; and cross-country skiing is available at the golf course and Island Lake Lodge. When the season changes, check out mountain biking, hiking, river rafting, and fishing opportunities in the area.

Fernie Alpine Resort is just five minutes from Fernie. Here, locals have an unofficial rule: If 20cm/8in of snow falls overnight, the next day's meeting moves to the mountain.

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