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Fernie Ski Resort

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Mountain Stats

  • 350 in of annual snowfall
  • 2504 total skiable acres
  • Top elevation 7050 ft, base 3503 ft
  • 30% beginner, 40% intermediate, 25% advanced, 5% expert
  • Projected opening: 12/05/2014
  • Projected closing: 04/12/2015

Things to do in Fernie

It’s all there, and it’s all affordable in Fernie. If you desire a change from on-mountain activities during your ski vacation, Fernie offers an abundance of things to do including, but not limited to:

Cross-country skiing
Curling
Ice Skating
Backcountry ski touring
Snowshoeing
Snowmobiling
Dog sledding tours

To learn more about things to do in Fernie call, or chat with, one of Ski.com’s knowledgeable Mountain Vacation Specialists.

Fernie Beginner Skiing

Beginners can enjoy 30 percent of Fernie’s 2,500-plus skiable acres, and they’re not limited to the base area. First time skiers will enjoy learning on the gentle slopes off the Mighty Moose chairlift, and once they’re ready to progress to longer green runs, the Deer Chair provides access to more nearly a dozen green runs. More experienced beginners will revel skiing off top of the high-alpine Great Bear Express quad. Here beginners can experience bowl skiing down the middle of the wide-open Lizard Bowl.

To learn more about Fernie beginner skiing call, or chat with, one of Ski.com’s knowledgeable Mountain Vacation Specialists.

Fernie Budget Ski Vacation

Penny-pinchers delight! A Fernie budget ski vacation is more than possible, it’s the norm. The vast majority of the Fernie lodging options are affordable. Below you’ll find Ski.com’s top picks for Fernie budget lodging. To learn more about this property, call, or chat with, one of Ski.com’s knowledgeable Mountain Vacation Specialists.

Located less than 250 yards from the chairlifts, the Timberline Lodge provides guests with comfortable—and conveniently placed—condominiums, featuring full kitchens, cable TV, and private balconies. Other amenities include game rooms, an outdoor swimming pool and hot tub and laundry facilities. Pets are welcome.

To learn more about Fernie budget ski vacations call, or chat with, one of Ski.com’s knowledgeable Mountain Vacation Specialists.

Fernie Dining

Like it’s overall vibe, the Fernie dining scene is decidedly laidback, offering everything from fresh grilled-salmon entrees to spicy curry and hearty burgers. Below you’ll find Ski.com’s top Fernie dining picks:

Head to Fernie Cattle Company, on Highway 3, for fresh, local grass-fed steaks.
Yamayoga serves up the area’s best-rated sushi, fresh from the Pacific.
For incredible, all-natural pizza head to Loaf Bakery and Restaurant, on 2nd Avenue.
For a relaxed atmosphere and classic pub food, don’t miss The Brickhouse Bar & Grill.
Warm yourself up at The Curry Bowl on a cold winter’s night, located on 7th Avenue.

To learn more about Fernie dining call, or chat with, one of Ski.com’s knowledgeable Mountain Vacation Specialists.

Fernie Expert Skiing

Extreme-seekers have plenty of black diamond options, with 30 percent of the terrain designated as black diamond, but the new Polar Peak express chairlift is a game-changer for experts. The new lift—installed in 2011—propels skiers to Polar Peak’s 7,800-foot summit and provides a whole new bowl chalk full expansive steeps that’ll get the pumping. Polar Peak Lift also boasts the biggest vertical in the Canadian Rockies.

Fernie is also home to two renowned cat-skiing operations ready to make your backcountry powder dreams come true. Guided ski tours are also available for those who like to earn their turns. To learn about these services, call, or chat with, one of Ski.com’s knowledgeable Mountain Vacation Specialists.

To learn more about Fernie expert skiing call, or chat with, one of Ski.com’s knowledgeable Mountain Vacation Specialists.

Fernie Family Ski Vacation

With perfectly varied terrain type for beginner through advanced intermediate families and some high-quality reasonably priced family-friendly accommodations, your clan will love a Fernie family ski vacation. Below you’ll find Ski.com’s top Fernie family lodging pick. To learn more about this property, call, or chat, with, one of Ski.com’s knowledgeable Mountain Vacation Specialists.

Ski in, ski out Snow Cree Lodge at Fernie provides guest with well-appointed condominiums, featuring a natural gas fireplace and a fully equipped kitchen. Amenities include a heated, outdoor pool and hot tub, the Snow Creek Boutique, an exercise room and wellness center and underground parking.

To learn more about Fernie family ski vacations call, or chat with, one of Ski.com’s knowledgeable Mountain Vacation Specialists.

Fernie Intermediate Skiing

Forty percent of Fernie’s 2,500-plus acres are reserved for intermediate skiers.  Fernie provides intermediates with incredible all mountain access. Intermediate skiers and snowboarders can enjoy blue terrain from all of Fernie’s 10 chairlifts, including the high-alpine Polar Peak chairlift. Everything from pristine corduroy to wide-open bowls is yours for the taking. The Fernie intermediate skiing provides a truly unforgettable experience.

To learn more about Fernie intermediate skiing call, or chat with, one of Ski.com’s knowledgeable Mountain Vacation Specialists.

Fernie Lodging

Fernie is the ultimate British Columbia ski destination for skiers and snowboarders looking for a deal and world-class terrain and snow conditions. Few resorts can offer Fernie’s value. Below you’ll find Ski.com’s top Fernie lodging picks.

Conveniently located less than 250 yards from the chairlifts, the Timberline Lodge provides guests with comfortable, economical condominiums. The units feature topnotch full kitchens, cable TV and private balconies. Other amenities include game rooms, laundry facilities and an outdoor swimming pool and hot tub and laundry facilities. Pets are welcome.

Ski in, ski out Snow Cree Lodge at Fernie affords guest well-equipped condominiums, featuring a natural gas fireplace and a full kitchen. Amenities include a heated, outdoor pool and hot tub, an exercise room and wellness center and complimentary underground parking.

To learn more about Fernie Lodging call, or chat with, one of Ski.com’s knowledgeable Mountain Vacation Specialists.

Fernie Luxury Ski Vacation

The most luxurious aspect of Fernie is its 350-plus-foot annual snowfall. This down-to-earth, core skiers resort does not boast a slew of four- and five-star properties, but you’ll feel like a million bucks when you’re floating through Fernie’s perfect British Columbia powder. Ski.com has tracked down an exceptional three-and-a- half-star property, close to slopes and providing all the comforts luxury ski vacationers have come to know. 

Located less than 250 yards from the chairlifts, Snow Creek Cabins are classic Canadian log cabins tucked in the cedars above the Snow Creek Lodge and located slope side. These two-bedroom loft, two-bathroom log cabins feature wrap around decks or balconies full kitchen facilities, cable TV and internet access and  provide full access to all the Snow Creek Lodge's amenities.

To learn more about Fernie luxury ski vacations call, or chat with, one of Ski.com’s knowledgeable Mountain Vacation Specialists.

Fernie Nightlife

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a raging dance-party into the wee hours of the morning, but that doesn’t mean that Fernie après-ski is tame. Several choice, locals-approved watering holes provide a fun atmosphere, entertainment and cold beers. Here’s Ski.com’s top picks for Fernie nighlife and après-ski bars.

The Brickhouse Bar & Grill, located on 2nd Avenue, serves up great, casual food, tasty cocktails and great wines. Come for the food and drinks and stay for the live music.

Locals have been frequenting the on-mountain Griz Bar for well over a half-century thanks to its daily drink specials, live music and billiards.

For burgers, brews and burlesque head to the Northern Bar & Stage on 2nd Avenue.

To learn more about Fernie nightlife call, or chat with, one of Ski.com’s knowledgeable Mountain Vacation Specialists.

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