Fernie Alpine Resort
One of North America’s Best Ski Resort Destinations
At this British Columbia ski resort, size does matter. Locals wear dark blue t-shirts that simply state in white block letters either “old side” or “new side”, a statement of preference in skiing the mountain. That you need to “pick” a side says more about the size of Fernie than making a choice between the original or the expansion.
Fernie boasts over 1,000 hectares (2,500 acres) of skiing on named trails and bowls across a wide swath of the Lizard Range. The terrain at this B.C. ski resort varies from long, gentle beginner and intermediate runs to hair-raising double black diamonds more often seen in Warren Miller movies than in person. From massive alpine bowls to narrow rock chutes, to open glades to impeccable groomers, Fernie presents every skier and boarder with a challenge. Legendary Powder is no idle boast.
During the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 season, the ski area received over 1100cm (37 feet) of snow. That’s the snow of legends!
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Facts About the Fernie Winter Season:
Season Early December to mid April
Average Snowfall 30-39 feet
Vertical Rise 1082 metres / 3550 feet
Base Elevation: 1068 metres / 3500 feet
Summit Elevation: 2149 metres / 7050 feet
Lifts 10 (2 High Speed Quads, 2 Quads, 3 Triples, 3 Surface Lifts (1 t-bar, 1 platter, 1 magic carpet)
Runs 142 named runs plus 5 apline bowls and tree skiing
Terrain 1,013 hectares (2,504 acres)
30% Beginner 40% Intermediate 30% Advanced & Expert
Longest Run: 5kms (3 miles) Falling Star
Rail Park: Located mid-mountain
Skier Race Course: located lower-mountain
Hours of Operation: Daily 9:00am - 4:00pm MST
Average Winter Temperature: -5 C / 23F
Fernie Winter Sports School
Whether you are new to the sports of skiing and snowboarding, or looking to take your skills to the next level, our certified pros can provide the perfect program. Children’s, youth and adult lessons available. Hourly, daily, group, private and multi-week sessions offered.
First Tracks Program
Exclusive powder access! Head out with one of our pros and enjoy the slopes for one full hour before lifts open to the public. Reservations required.
Leave your gear at home and leave the rest to us! A wide variety of regular and high-performance equipment is available. Let our team find the perfect fit for you.
Resort Host Program
Visiting for the first time? Head out on the slopes with our resort hosts who will tour you around some of Fernie’s best runs and terrain.
Conveniently located in the Cornerstone Lodge, the Fernie Alpine Resort Daycare is available for children from 19 months to 6 years. Care is available from 8:30am – 4:30pm daily. Reservations recommended.
On-Mtn Food and Beverage: Daylodge Cafeteria, Kelsey's Restaurant, Slopeside Coffee & Deli, Griz Bar, Lost Boys Cafe, Bear's Den, Lizard Creek Lodge, Cornerpocket Brasserie. The town of Fernie is only 5 km away from the Resort Village with a ski/town shuttle that operates every day. Town offers a wealth of additional dining, shopping and nightlife options not to be missed.