Downtown Fernie
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Cross-Country Skiing

Cross-Country skiing (Dave Heath photo)

Cross-Country skiing (Dave Heath photo)

Fernie offers three distinct cross-country ski areas, ranging from the valley-bottom golf course to the more challenging terrain of Island Lake Lodge and Fernie Alpine Resort. At each, the scenery is fantastic.

Cross-Country Ski at Fernie Golf Course

The volunteer groomers of the Fernie Nordic Society maintain 8km/5mi of trails on the Fernie Golf Course. These trails, set for both skate and classic technique, will suit both beginner and intermediate skiers. The club runs a children's program that meets on Saturdays. Day passes can be ordered online through the club's website.

Island Lake Lodge

For a more strenuous workout, try the 8km/5mi climb from the parking lot to Island Lake Lodge. Additional groomed trails are available from the lodge. An advance reservation can secure a snowcat ride up to the lake and an excellent lunch at Tamarack Lodge, one of the four buildings that make up the resort.

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Fernie Alpine Resort - Fernie

5339 Ski Hill Rd
Fernie, British Columbia
V0B 1M6

Fernie Alpine Resort is regularly ranked one of the top ski resorts in North America. This season, Fernie takes Skiing to the Peak with the new Polar Peak Chairlift, adding more ski runs & more vertical! With up to 11.28 m (37 ft) of snow, over 1,006 ski-able ha (2,504 ac), ski-in/ski-out accommodations & a legendary ski town atmosphere, we offer gentle terrain for families & beginners, a wide variety of intermediate runs, glades, steeps & chutes for advanced & expert skiers. With restaurants, the Legendary Griz Bar, daycare, rentals, retail, ski school, cafes & more on-site. Fernie is your next ultimate ski & snowboard destination.

Annual Snowfall SkiTotalRuns Types of runs
1128 cm 142 Easy30%Easy40%Easy30%
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