Fernie Alpine Resort BC Canada

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Fernie Alpine Resort

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Fernie Alpine Resort

Serious powderhounds make the trek to the southeastern corner of BC to ski at Fernie Alpine Resort. Nearly nine metres (30 feet) of snow blankets this resort each year, ranking it among the snowiest ski destinations in Canada. A must? Ride up the Polar Peak chairlift to one the highest peaks in the Lizard Range, and carve the steep and deep from 1,082 metres (3,550 feet).

Beyond the slopes, you can hop on a snowmobile or soak up the culture of a BC mountain town. The little town of Fernie is a hotspot for theatre, art galleries, and dining.

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Resort Details

  • Terrain 1,013ha/2,500+ac
  • Elevation 2,134m/7,000ft
  • Annual Snowfall 899cm/354in
  • Vertical 1,082m/3,550ft
  • Lifts/Runs 10/142
  • Longest Run 5km/3mi
  • Nearest Airports Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC) | Calgary International Airport (YYC) | Glacier Park International Airport (FCA) | Spokane International Airport (GEG)


  • Beginner 30%
  • Intermediate 40%
  • Advanced 30%

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Most Recent Travelers Reviews
  • Apr 9, 2020: “We're a couple of 'Motoring/Travel Journalists', catering for German and Australian media. As you would expect we ski every year around the world (for 26 years) and usually only make repeat visits if we really like a place. Fernie is listed in our top 6 in the world and our number one in Canada, although we have another couple of places we like, namely Apex and Revelstoke. Yes, we like the steep and deep, but Fernie is a resort able to cater for all tastes and all skiing abilities. This year was our 8th visit to this mountain and again, we where not disappointed. Although we had little new snow for the 5 days, all groom-able runs where perfectly prepared, even some of the steeper ones. Here and there we could find some untracked runs of about 30cm new white bliss, especially close to trees. This year the emphasis was on speed and carving, which was so much fun and a whole lot different from what we experienced days earlier at Revelstoke. Why do we like Fernie? It offers a lot of skiing variety including some magnificent ski-in, ski-out facilities, like for instance the Lizard Creek Lodge with a chair-lift only 40m from the front door. As mentioned earlier, Fernie has something for every standard of skiing. A lot of runs are protected by trees, great when the weather gets nasty and visibility bad. The drive to the town of Fernie takes only 15 Minutes and on offer are great eateries, shops, drinking holes and entertainment. Fernie is well worth a visit with the possibility to fall into love with the place and . . .” 0
  • Mar 14, 2020: “My ski trip started with having a shocker (bank decided to block me out and it all spiralled from there) Anyway when proceeding to buy tickets an amazing human being with the name of Ursula saved me, put my trip back on track and just cannot explain how much of a wonderful human being she was. Thank you so much to Ursula from the girl having a nightmare in the pink ski suit!! Words cannot describe the kindness of this woman! The hill was awesome too! ” 1
  • Feb 28, 2020: “Have skied a number of Canadian resorts but found Fernie challenging. Quite steep and not big on grooming. However lovely light snow so when conditions are right it’s great.” 2

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