Fernie Alpine Resort

Fernie Alpine Resort is right up there in the list of iconic ski resorts in Canada. One of the reasons why (in a country that is already known for having some of the best ski resorts in the world) is that its snowdumps are the stuff of legends — the average annual snowfall is 875 centimetres (28.7 ft) of the best powder anywhere, and some years it’s been as high as 1,125 cm (37 ft). That’s enough to cover a 3-story building!

Fernie Alpine Resort view

Fernie Alpine Resort is just 3 miles from the town of Fernie and is also close to the Alberta border. Location alone would be enough to ensure its popularity with skiers, boarders and cross-country skiers, but there’s so much more. Besides all the snow, the resort has some great features:

  • Access to more than 930 hectares (2,300 acres) of fabulously steep slopes
  • A 1,082 m (3,550 ft) vertical rise
  • Total of 142 runs
  • It’s family-friendly with 30% beginners and 40% intermediate runs.
  • 25% advanced runs
  • 5% extreme
  • 5 alpine bowls
  • plenty of glades and chutes for tree skiing
  • Open runs are groomed nightly.
  • 14 km of groomed and track-set trails for Nordic skiers
  • Telus Winter Sports School
  • On site at Fernie Alpine Resort are the Sports Alpine Boutique, the Rental Shop, the Daylodge Cafeteria, the Griz Bar and Kelsey’s Bar and Grill.

Fernie Alpine Resort restaurant

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