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View of Lizard Bowl from the top of the Bear Chair Express Quad.

Getting There

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.

Mountain Stats

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


  • Base: 1,068 m / 3,500 ft
  • Summit: 2,149 m / 7,050 ft

Skiable Terrain: 2,504 acres

Terrain Difficulty:

  • 30% novice

  • 40% intermediate

  • 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

Contact Info:

Fernie Alpine Resort Trail Map

Fernie Alpine Resort Trail Map 2010
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