Ski resorts are only the beginning when it comes to a BC ski vacation - The backcountry skiing and snowboarding in B.C. is legendary and Fernie is one of the province's best spots.
Unlimited terrain, fresh powder, what could be better? But, safety is key to having fun and getting home safely. Before heading out complete an avalanche awareness course in Fernie, The Canadian Avalanche Association and our local campus of the College of the Rockies offer courses. Make sure you have the proper gear and you know how to use it.
Visit Fernie's downtown ski shops and ask their backcountry experts about what you need to know before heading out. Need a guide? A number of local companies also offer guided backcountry tours to show you the terrain and the snow that will make this your best BC ski vacation ever.