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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 11 metres (37 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 meters (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/2,503ac
  • Elevation 2,134m/7,000ft
  • Annual Snowfall 899cm/354in
  • Vertical 1,082m/3,550ft
  • Lifts/Runs 10/142
  • Longest Run 5km/3mi
  • Nearest Airport The Canadian Rockies International Airport and The Calgary International Airport


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

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Most Recent Travelers Reviews
  • Aug 20, 2019: “Stopped by to visit Fernie Ski Resort. Went in the chair to the top of the mountain. Then we walked up. Must be really pretty in winter too. You are surrounded by mountains. Very pretty. Worth coming to look at. You can also go hiking or biking.” 0
  • Aug 17, 2019: “We stayed at the base of the resort for the weekend. Very nice and not too difficult hiking trails. Lots of mountain bikers. You can take the Elk chairlift up and start your hikes from there. They provide a great map with all the hikes. From the chairlift you can also just walk over to the lookout point. Also great little restaurant at the top of the lift. Limited items but serves great panini sandwiches.” 1
  • Aug 7, 2019: “Great hiking in the summer. Biking, aerial park or just riding the chair for the amazing views. Truly a gem in our beautiful country of Canada. ” 2

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