Fernie Alpine Resort

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    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.

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    Average Temperature
    Average Season Snowfall
    300 inches

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    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.

    Top Elevation
    7,000 ft
    Vertical Rise
    3,550 ft
    Base Elevation
    3,450 ft

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

    Rideable Area
    2,500 acres
    Interactive Trail Map
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    Longest Run
    Total Runs
    Beginner: 30%
    Intermediate: 40%
    Advanced/Expert: 30%
    Terrain Parks
    Number of Lifts
    Lift Details

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

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    About the Resort

    Destination Type
    • Skiing and snowboarding
    • Cross country skiing
    Early December to mid-April
    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.

    • Apres
    • Cross Country Skiing
    • Skiing
    • Snowboarding
    • Snowshoeing
    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. 

    Special Passes

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

    Lessons/Ski School
    On-Hill Village
    On-Hill Accommodations
    On-Hill Food Options
    On-Hill Food Details

    Food is no problem. There are five eateries on the slopes from the Lost Boys Mountaintop Cafe to fine dining at the Cirque Restaurant and Bar. In town there are dozens of restaurants to choose from.

    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.


    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.