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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
  • Mar 24, 2019: “We didn’t get the powder we’d hoped for. However, Fernie didn’t disappoint - with blue bird days the entire 5 days we skied, variety in terrain to seek the optimal conditions based on the temperature, great spring skiing, polar peak opened 4 of the 5 days. Fernie... we will be back!” 0
  • Mar 23, 2019: “So much fun, heaps of different terrain, not very busy, got there on the weekend also! Would defiantly return ” 1
  • Mar 21, 2019: “We were very impressed with our first visit to Fernie. The snow was fantastic and there was plenty of variety for a group of mixed ability skiers. It was easy to get from one side of the mountain to the other but it was also sometimes difficult to find the run you were looking for as the signposts were few and far between. Polar Peak was the one disappointing area but perhaps the conditions need to be just right. The chair lifts all took about ten minutes to the top but could be exposed on a cold day. Boomerang chair seemed the best protected from the cold. Timber chair seemed the fastest but also the longest. It was a long three and a half hour transfer from Calgary after a transatlantic flight but worth it for crowd free slopes and glorious snow.” 2

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