Skiing & Snowboarding
Skiing (Canadian Tourism Commission photo)
In Fernie, life revolves around the vast amounts of powder that accumulate in and around this high mountain valley – everyone skis or snowboards here.
Fernie Alpine Resort is the local ski hill and it boasts big bowls and chutes for skiing and snowboarding.
The locals have an unofficial rule: when there's 20cm/8in or more of new snow overnight, the meeting moves to the mountain. With an average annual snowfall of 8.8m/29ft of snow, does anyone ever go to work?
Fernie Alpine Resort
Fernie Alpine Resort spreads out under the rocky crest of the Lizard Range and was tagged #6 of North America's 15 best ski resorts by Outside, a US adventure travel magazine. The resort has 1,082m/3,550ft of vertical with 142 trails spread over approximately 1,000ha/2,500ac. In addition to abundant glades, chutes, and five huge bowls, the resort has a newly expanded rail park and 14km/9mi of groomed cross-country ski trails.
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5339 Ski Hill Rd
Fernie, British Columbia
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 and more vertical! With up to 11.28 m (37 ft of snow), over 1,006 ha (2,504 ski-able 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.
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742 Hwy 3 Park Place Lodge
Fernie, British Columbia
Enjoy catskiing, boarding & fantastic backcountry skiing. The terrain is predominately gladed tree skiing, with occasional tree bands leading into open chutes, suitable for advanced-intermediate to advanced type skiers. Trips consist of a full day of catskiing, lunch & the use of avalanche transceivers and snack at end of the day. Single & multi-day options are available. The backcountry lodge features a large living area, dining room & eight bedrooms (3 with private bathrooms). Transfers to/from the lodge if required & ski rentals are extra. Fernie Wilderness Adventures also offers ice fishing & wildlife viewing packages & fly-fishing float trips in the summer.