View of Lizard Bowl from the top of the Bear Chair Express Quad.
The closest airport to Fernie is Cranbrook, 1 hour away. Cranbrook receives international and national connector flights from Calgary, Alta., Edmonton, Alta., Vancouver, B.C., and new this season, direct flights from Salt Lake City, Utah with Delta Airlines. Shuttle service is available. By road – 3.5 hour drive from Calgary, Alta., 6.5 hour drive from Edmonton, Alta., 2 hour drive from Kalispell, Mont., and a 4-hour drive from Spokane, Wash.
Did you know there is a legend in Fernie that goes by the name Griz? Find out more here.
Length of Season: early December to mid-April
Average Snowfall: 11 m / 37 ft
Average Winter Temp: -5 C
Vertical Rise/Drop: 1,082 m / 3,550 ft
Skiable Terrain: 2,504 acres
30% advanced *More expert terrain than the size of most ski areas
Total Trails: 142 named runs plus 5 alpine bowls and tree skiing
Number of Parks/Pipes: 1 (RCR Rail Park)
Longest Run: 5 km / 3 miles (Falling Star)
Number of Lifts: 10 - 2 high speed quad chairlifts, 2 quad chairlifts, 3 triple chairlifts, 3 surface lifts (1 t-bar, 1 tow, 1 conveyor)
Uphill Capacity: 14,916 skiers per hour
Hours of Operation: 9 am - 4 pm
On hill Child Care? Yes
Cross Country: 14 kms of groomed and track-set trails in area
Amenities: 9 on-hill restaurants to choose from - full services
Retail: 1 shop
Rental & Repair: On Mountain
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