Fernie is a ski town where you can feast on enchiladas from a Mexican diner while the spicy Curry Bowl awaits at the ski resort. Just a two-hour drive from Calgary, you'll find powder-filled days paired with this friendly former mining town with a rugged charm. Fernie and its namesake alpine resort are blessed by snow gods. His name is The Griz and legend has it that he lives above Polar Peak and bestows the slopes with a snowy bounty. Each year the resort receives well over 30 feet of snow.
Cross country skiing, cat skiing, fat tire biking, snowshoeing, holiday sleigh rides. Much of the on-hill accommodation is ski to your door.
Yes Fernie does have snowmaking for the lower third of the mountain.
RCR Rockies Card, M.A.X. Card.
Daily 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Night skiing 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm - during peak vacation dates and Saturdays. Check with the resort.
Fernie has what you want. Beginner to STEEP! With five enormous bowls and countless chutes and gullies and glades - its a snow seekers Eden. 14 kms of groomed and track-set trails in area keep the skinny-ski crowd happy.
Two high speed quad chairlifts, two quad chairlifts, three triple chairlifts, three surface lifts (one t-bar, one tow, one conveyor)
Fernie Alpine Resort is located in the south-east corner of the B.C. Rockies on Highway No.3 approximately 60 km (40 miles) from the Alberta and U.S. borders. It is 5 km (3 miles) from the City of Fernie and only 1.5km up the hill from the highway intersection.
Fernie is a 3.5 hour drive from Calgary, 6.5 hour drive from Edmonton, 2 hour drive from Kalispell, Montana, and a 4-hour drive from Spokane, Wash.
The Calgary International Airport welcomes travellers from around the world all day long. Rental cars are available in the airport complex.
Greyhound Bus lines departs Calgary twice daily for Fernie.
The Fernie Shuttle makes multiple pick-ups at eight locations in town every day during the ski season. Reservations are required.