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Fernie

Skiing & Snowboarding

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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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Fernie Alpine Resort - Fernie

5339 Ski Hill Rd
Fernie, British Columbia
V0B 1M6
Toll-free866-633-7643
Phone250-423-4655

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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Fernie Wilderness Adventures - Fernie

742 Hwy 3 Park Place Lodge
Fernie, British Columbia
V0B 1M0
Toll-free877-423-6704
Phone250-423-6704

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 & 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.

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Island Lake Catskiing - Fernie

602 A 2nd Ave
Fernie, British Columbia
V0B 1M0
Toll-free888-422-8754
Phone250-423-3700

For over 25 years, Island Lake Catskiing has consistently provided guests with some of the best backcountry experiences anywhere. The magnificent peaks of the Lizard Range in the BC Rocky Mountains tower over 7,000 acres of privately owned bowls, valleys & gladed meadows, perfect for skiing/boarding. The deep, dry powder of Island Lake Catskiing has become legendary. The amazing skiing is complimented with luxurious wilderness lodges, exquisite dining & a full-service spa. It's time you experienced the legend.

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Resort Tours & Transportation - Kimberley

420 106 Ave
Kimberley, British Columbia
V1A 1B9
Toll-free1-800-361-3602
Phone250-432-9748

Resort Tours & Transportation handcrafts BC adventures with our specialty being groups. Resort Tours is a Kootenay based tour operator & transportation company. We offer packaged tours with transportation, accommodation, lift tickets, & are actively looking for new direct book groups. We will organize the best fit package based on your group type, arrival date & length of stay. We are intimately familiar with the Powder Highway resorts & their lodging, lift & cat-ski or heli-ski operators. We provide transportation in our own vehicles or subcontract charter coach where required.

We own a fleet of passenger vans including a luxury 11-passenger Mercedes Sprinter van. Resort Tours also operates the Fernie Connector airport shuttle providing twice daily shuttles between the Canadian Rockies International Airport & Fernie, BC.

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