Fernie Ski Resort


Fernie at-a-glance

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Expert Skiing

Family Vacation

Intermediate Skiing

  • Open: 12/04/2015 Close: 04/12/2016

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With an average annual snowfall of 29 feet, Fernie Alpine Resort is what powder lover’s dream of. Adventurous powder  hounds will think they've died and gone to heaven with Fernie's 2,500-plus acres of terrain and 2,800-plus-foot vertical, five spectacular open bowls, ridges and glades. A wide variety of brand new on-mountain ski in, ski out condo-style accommodations have been developed, as well as improved base area facilities. And despite its repute as a snowy destination, the weather is quite manageable, making it a great ski vacation for cold-sensitive skiers. If it’s not snowing, it's sunny in Fernie. Skiing Magazine put it best when they said, "Fernie Alpine Resort is another magical place where temperatures are mild and snowfalls massive!"

The fastest growing resort in Canada offers many tastefully appointed accommodations and year-round services throughout the base village, making it a great option for vacationers who value convenience and modern amenities. The quaint town of Fernie, which is rich in history and features turn-of-the-century architecture, is just minutes away from the ski resort.

If cat-skiing is something you’d like to experience on your Fernie ski vacation, there are two exceptional operators in the area. And if you’re legs are too tired, and you need a break from Fernie’s famed steeps, you can go are snowmobiling, on sleigh ride dinners, snow-shoeing, ice-skating, curling, and cross-country skiing. 

Ski Fernie

With 30 percent designated as beginner skiing, 40 percent intermediate and 30 percent advanced to expert skiing every choice of skiing and snowboarding terrain is well represented on a Fernie ski vacation, from steep trees and chutes to gentle, groomed boulevards and leg burning bump runs. Combine all the terrain options with Canada’s best snow, and Fernie skiing is bar none. The spectacular, expert skier-pleasing Lizard Range offers many hike-to pitches and extreme mountaineering from the peak.

Fernie Ski Vacation Packages

If Fernie sounds like your next ski vacation, start the booking process today. You can begin by using searching our online Fernie lodging inventory. Use the filters to narrow down the options based on your budget and preferences. You can also book your flights, lift tickets, lessons and equipment rental online. If you'd prefer, leave the heavy-lifting to's knowledgeable Mountain Vacation Specialists. They can help you customize your ideal Fernie ski vacation package, including accommodations, air travel, ground transportation, lift tickets, ski or snowboard rentals, activities to events around town and more.

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Mountain Stats

  • 350 in of annual snowfall
  • 2504 total skiable acres
  • Top elevation 7001 ft, base 3451 ft
  • 30% beginner, 40% intermediate, 25% advanced, 5% expert
  • Projected opening: 12/04/2015
  • Projected closing: 04/12/2016