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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
  • May 14, 2019: “I was part of the Nonstop (Course organizer) Level 2 ski instructor course in Fernie Feb 2019. I was the only female who failed the Level 2 exam out of 30+ people on 2nd April 2019, with no sign or warning during my 5 week training with Fernie ski instructors that I was not at the standard required. I contacted Ms Wendy Reade the Director of Fernie Ski School about my concern of the conflict of interest of my examiner - Mr Jens Mende a "Nonstop Ski Technical Director". I spoke at length with Ms Reade over the phone, explained the ongoing complaint I had against Nonstop, and invited her to ski with me the next day so she can see my level herself. Ms Reade said she will speak with Mr Mende to investigate and promised she will get back to me before I left Canada. I never heard back from Ms Reade. I consider myself a valued customer of Fernie Ski School having spent over $2,600 dollars with them in three weeks, at the bare minimum of customer service Ms Reade should had responded to me out of courtesy. Due to the silence from Ms Reade, I bought my case against Mr Mende to the CSIA and I received a answer from them last week. CSIA agreed Mr Mende should not have been my examiner due to the ongoing complaint I had with Nonstop. The CSIA offered me free training and free retest next year to make up for my experience in Fernie. The CSIA further explained Nonstop purchase their ski training programme from Fernie ski school, which now makes sense as to why I never heard back from Ms Reade. I believe it is important for the ski community to acknowledge my unfair treatment and further more Ms Reade is a CSIA examiner in Fernie so no doubt at the top level of the CSIA system. However, I believe Ms Reade failed miserably to be a leader of a ski school by ignoring a customer complaint.” 0
  • Apr 22, 2019: “Fernie has the best snow and best terrain of the Canadian Rockies. Come for the skiing! Lodge at the base is looking a bit dated and in need of serious exterior upkeep (not renovations). Please repair the gutters and replace missing flashing and siding. The lodge does not command the lift ticket prices. Luckily the Mountain does!” 1
  • 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!” 2

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