Fernie Alpine Resort, Fernie

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Carve up the slopes at Fernie Alpine Resort, a ski resort known for having some of the best powder in the Rockies and a vast selection of runs and ski facilities. Located on the Lizard Range, the resort receives annual snowfall of 11 m (37 feet) per season, which attracts skiers from all over the globe. The resort features 10 lifts serving 142 named runs, five alpine bowls, and tree skiing with a vertical drop of 1,082 m (3,550 ft). Generally you won't have to worry about crowds on the slopes, as the resort retains the reputation of being somewhat undiscovered. A variety of accommodation is offered such as five-star mountain chalets or private condominiums with sunset views over mountain peaks. To visit Fernie Alpine Resort and other attractions in Fernie, use our Fernie road trip planning tool .
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  • September 23, 2017
    I have note had the pleasure of skiing Fernie (yet) but what I saw in summer driving through from Banff has put it on my list. A nice village, larger than I expected, appeared to have a good setup of ...  more »
  • September 15, 2017
    Lots and lots of fossils to view and take pictures of if you take the time to look. The views are spectacular but could have been better as the horizon was filled with smoke from local wildfires and s...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    We went for the summer chair lift experience. We were not disappointed, it was amazing. There are several hikes of varying length you can take from the top. We were a large group so we did take a few ...  more »
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  • March 16, 2017
    Been here twice so far and it's be my favourite hill in the Rockies! Been fortunate to be there during good snowfalls as seen so there's always been some fresh powder. There are tons of runs, and if you're more adventurous you can follow your own path from the top down. Definitely no shortage of challenging routes for all skill levels. Only downside may be for newer skiers as one of my friends had trouble following the green routes down just from a lack of signage. The lack of signage was personally a plus since it allowed me to go wherever I wanted. Would definitely recommend when the weather permits! EDIT: The lodges at the base are also quite nice. There's a Kelsey's with great service and usually a DJ playing music outside during the afternoon hours. A few more stands for the skis and snowboards would be nice but there's plenty of room along buildings and in snow piles to store your equipment during lunch.
  • June 19, 2017
    Maybe my favorite... definitely top 3 ski resort. Terrian for all abilities... and powder that approaches heli skiing. Bowls and tree runs that vary in difficulty... so that intermediate skier can work they way up in challenge. Weather is usually not bad throughout the season.
  • February 23, 2017
    Great place to ski with the family, friends. Whether you are a beginning skier or an advanced skier, there are slopes for you. The mountain has 5 great bowls (Curry and Cedar were my favorites) accessible by multiple lifts. The lines were not bad, and as you progressed farther up the mountain the lines thinned. It's smart to ski during the lunch break. Everyone is friendly. The ski rental guys will try to sell you the most expensive gear, so do a little research before you go in. There is one place to stop on the mountain, or you can stop in the village. Keep a map on you and ski in a group.
  • May 23, 2017
    Skied Fernie twice and have not been disappointed. There is something for all abilities of ski/boarder. Pow days are plentiful. Will be back for sure.
  • March 15, 2017
    What a great mountain. Got lucky with tons of snow so it was by far best pow day I've had. Closed some areas at very top due to avalanche danger so missed out on checking it out. Huge snow banks through town so they've had a good season snow wise. 5 different bowls and plenty of chairs to choose from. Could stick to groomers if that's your thing or try some steep stuff and head off piste into tree's etc. Get down there and try it

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