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.

Fernie Alpine Resort - Overview

The Mountains

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.

Average Season Snowfall
300 in
Average Temperature (Celsius)
-5°
Top Elevation
7,000 ft
Vertical Rise
3,550 ft
Base Elevation (Ft)
3,450 ft
Total Runs
142
Longest Run

3

Beginner Runs
30%
Intermediate Runs
40%
Advanced/Expert Runs
30%
Terrain Parks
1
Bowls
5
Rideable Area
2,500 acres
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)

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About the Resort

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.

Address

Fernie Alpine Resort
5339 Fernie Ski Hill Rd
Fernie, BC
V0B 1M6
Canada

Season
Early December to mid-April
Snowmaking

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

Activities:
  • 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.

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

Fernie Alpine Resort Trail Map

This map is fully interactive, explore the resort and its surrounding area by clicking on elements in the map.

Map courtesy of skimap.org

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.