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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%

Current Conditions

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Most Recent Travelers Reviews
  • 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! ” 0
  • 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.” 1
  • Feb 22, 2020: “Came with friends (3 couples, 1 single, 35-40s, one 3 yr old) for an extended weekend over the BC long weekend. No new snow, but the runs were nicely groomed. Only really negative is that the signage on the hill is terrible. As someone who doesn’t know the terrain, this made things really difficult. A constant fear of leading my friend down a hill way beyond her comfort level is never a relaxing time. However, if they fixed this, I’d recommend the hill, especially for groups with varied ski skill sets. There are lots of options for every level, and everyone was happy with the different rubs they were able to do each day.” 2

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