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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 Canadian Rockies International Airport


  • Beginner 30
  • Intermediate 40
  • Advanced 30

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Most Recent Travelers Reviews
  • Dec 17, 2018: “We came to Fernie for a ski vacation. We did 3 days of skiing. The volunteers greeted us when we arrived and answered all our questions. This was our first visit to the resort. We highly recommend the mountain tour, our guide was amazing, and she had many helpful tips for a novice boarder. We couldn’t of asked for better conditions. Was a great trip for our first visit, we certainly look forward to returning.” 0
  • Dec 8, 2018: “We've come over to Fernie a few times with the family. My kids learned to ski here when they were small. It's an easy to access town with amazing snow and laid out so well for families. The ski schools are well run and the runs are good for all levels. You can stay on the town and catch the ski bus up, or stay up on the mountain which is a little more costly but very convenient during the day. Fernie town has a lot to offer for those who want nightlife. There are lots of bars and restaurants. We spent 3 months here doing a snowboard instructor course and were very glad we chose this resort over Banff or others. It was easy to get to know without feeling too lost and the instructors with non stop were amazing ” 1
  • Nov 28, 2018: “All of the staff were so pleasant, everything was user friendly. We had lift tickets from Costco that we activated the morning that we went, there was plenty of snow and it was just beautiful. Didn't do inside other than to use the washroom but there are so many places to eat a sandwich outside. There were beautiful powder runs through the trees that looked totally untouched. ” 2

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