Kootenay Rockies for Families
Get ready for majestic backdrops with ski terrain that helps the whole family progress at Kimberley, Panorama, and Fernie.
Dip into tree-skiing at Kimberley, where 1,800 acres of rolling boulevards and gentle glades nestle in the Purcells but gaze onto the Rockies. Level up to more challenging glades and alpine-bowl skiing at Panorama, a self-contained Purcells getaway known for immaculate grooming, stunning views, and zero crowds on its nearly 3,000 skiable acres. Advance into deep powder at Fernie, located in the Rockies’ Lizard Range, where the big alpine bowls that scallop across its 2,500+ acres are legendary among powderhounds.
At all three, the terrain makes skills progression a natural, lift-adjacent condos and homes make the ski day a low-stress affair, and family-focused restaurants, activities, and amenities (like cool candy stores, entry-level ski touring, fat biking, and water parks) keep everything fun.
Go Deeper: Ski Kimberley, Panorama, and Fernie in One Trip
- Airport: Canadian Rockies International (YXC) in Cranbrook, BC
- First Stop: Kimberley
- Second Stop: Panorama
- Third Stop: Fernie
- Total Driving: 491 km / 305 miles (~ 5.5 hours)