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Ranked by Rolling Stone Magazine as the coolest town in North America, Fernie is home to more then a few folks who will ensure your visit here will be filled with adventure and excitement.  Do your friends and us a favour, please share this page.

Only minutes from Fernie’s historic downtown core, is the Fernie Alpine Resort and features a first class team who are just itching to show you “their Fernie”.  In this short video, one of Western Canada’s most passionate instructors introduces you to what’s in store: 

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Then and now: Fernie Alpine Resort

In the 1890s, people arrived on horseback and train to mine the coal seams discovered rippling under the mountains that dipped towards the Elk River is southeast B.C. The town of Fernie and the mountain owe their name to the coal prospector, William Fernie who established the coal industry mining that vast Crowsnest Coal Field.

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Fabulous Fernie

It’s got powder, steep terrain, stellar views and fun events all season that culminate in beers-on-the-snow come spring. Fernie Alpine Resort is also a hill with heart, and a welcoming mountain for children to learn to ski and, as they grow, shred. 

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The man behind Fernie’s greatest legend

There’s a four-letter word that’s often heard shouted around Fernie all season long, but it’s not what you may think...GRIZ.

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A Nordic adventure to Island Lake Lodge

It was a beautiful warm morning in January as we began our journey to Island Lake Lodge. The journey that day – cross country skiing to a gourmet lunch.

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Fernie after hours - nocturnal on the mountain

Paula Worthington spends an early morning with some of the Fernie Alpine Resort night crew and writes an in-depth description to the amount of time and dedication it takes to make trails perfect for us.

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Big glades and stellar ridges at Fernie

FERNIE, BC — It’s the only way to stay on top of it – you’ve got to be on a pair of skis or a snowboard.

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Let’s make some Fun Trax at Fernie

FERNIE, BC - To keep the momentum from the great strides Bennett made skiing in two private lessons at Canada Olympic Park, we've enrolled our autistic son in a couple of Fun Trax lessons at Fernie. Part 3 of a three-part series.

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Your first time is always special

FERNIE, BC — We can all agree that we have been spoiled the last few seasons, regardless of what our favourite hills are. Resorts all over Alberta and British Columbia have been reporting epic snowfalls two seasons running now, each time calling out to city slickers like myself to drop everything and head to the mountains.

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Island Lake's microclimate offers a unique snowshoe experience

FERNIE, BC — If you’re planning a multi-day trip to the backcountry paradise of Island Lake Catskiing, be sure to take some time out of your busy cat-skiing schedule to enjoy a tranquil snowshoe hike around the lake. 

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Fernie is on the mark

FERNIE, BC — With five powder bowls – the most in the Canadian Rockies of any resort – there is a lot to explore when you get to Fernie Alpine Resort, which is located five minutes outside of the City of Fernie, British Columbia.

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360 degrees of WOW at Island Lake

You know you are somewhere incredible when every time you turn around you have to remember to pick your jaw up off the ground.

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VIDEO: The Balance of Powder

The Balance of Powder: a ski and snowboard movie about the B.C. Rockies. Filmed at Island Lake Catskiing and Mica Heliskiing by Sherpas Cinema. This footage is INCREDIBLE.

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The Griz’s gift to Fernie

FERNIE, BC — Fernie is consistently ranked in the top 10 of various ski magazines for the quality and quantity of its powder, but I don’t need a magazine to tell me that.

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VIDEO: The Snow Show — Fernie episode

This week's episode of the Snow Show sees Fernie local Tim Newton—lead singer of stoke-folk band Shred Kelly—hit Fernie Alpine Resort with Doc Pow, take in some awesome dog sledding action, and head to Bulldog's North Bar & Grill for a crazy game of bingo over some beers.

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Griz For A Day

On February 14th, I decided that I would enter the Fernie Extreme Griz Competition. Pancake eating? I love pancakes! Axe throwing? My dad is a lumberjack. Relay racing? I have great cardio. I was ready!

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Checking out Fernie Alpine Resort

Photographer Abby Cooper checks out Fernie Alpine Resort. See her photos here.

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