Fernie

Updated: Thu, 12/08/2022 - 13:00 MST
Snowfall last 24 hours: 4 cm
Snowfall last 48 Hours: 4 cm
Snowfall Last 7 Days: 41 cm
Snowfall Base: 81 cm
Snowfall YTD: 286 cm
FERNIE WEATHER

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.

Overview

Details

Other Winter Attractions

Cross country skiing, cat skiing, fat tire biking, snowshoeing, holiday sleigh rides. Much of the on-hill accommodation is ski to your door. 

Snowmaking?

Yes Fernie does have snowmaking for the lower third of the mountain.

Season
Early December to mid-April
Special Passes

RCR Rockies Card, M.A.X. Card.

Hours of Operation

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.

Average Temperature (Celsius)
-5
Average Season Snowfall (Inches)
300
Rentals?
Yes
Lessons/Ski School?
Yes
On-Hill Village?
Yes
On-Hill Food Options?
Yes
On-Hill Accommodations?
Yes

Stats

Terrain Description

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.

Total Runs
142
Longest Run
3
Beginner Runs (%)
30
Intermediate Runs (%)
40
Advanced/Expert (%)
30
Terrain Parks
1
Bowls
5
Rideable Area (Acres)
2,500
Number of Lifts
10
Lift Details

Two high speed quad chairlifts, two quad chairlifts, three triple chairlifts, three surface lifts (one t-bar, one tow, one conveyor)

Base Elevation (Ft)
3,450
Top Elevation (Ft)
7,000
Vertical Rise (Ft)
3,550

Location

Contact

Fax
1 (403) 244-3774
Community
Province

Getting There

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.

Driving

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. 

Flights

The Calgary International Airport welcomes travellers from around the world all day long. Rental cars are available in the airport complex. 

Shuttles

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. 

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