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Fernie

Overview

Fernie is a small resort that offers adventurous skiing - steep and deep. There is limited groomed cruising and this along with the misleading trail map & bad sign posting on the pistes means the skiing is not for the faint hearted. We would suggest that guiding is a good idea if you want to get the most out of your time here. The resort is improving it’s grooming and there is a good nursery area for beginners. The snow record is part of the reason this resort is popular and sometimes it is too much snow that causes problems. The mountain suits good boarders but there is quite a lot of traversing to be done. Beginners will love the ski school. nervous intermediates will hate the resort. Adventurous intermediates and upwards will all be in heaven here. 

The accommodation at the base of the mountain is ski convenient and a bus ride takes you to the old town of Fernie just a couple of miles away. The "real" Fernie was a mining prospectors' town and has the feel of a backwater Canadaian working town with friendly locals, bars, and shops. 




Offslope/apres ski

Having very limited mountain restaurants, most people come back to resort to eat. There are some reasonable places to eat & some lively bars with ‘The Griz’ having live music and on Fridays it is possible to have a barbeque laid on by the resort followed by a torchlight descent. Fernie was named after a prospector who discovered coal in the area and there is a walking historical tour, which creates an interesting off-mountain excursion.

Our View

Good snow but better suited to the adventurous skiers/boarders among us.




Resort Results & Filters

At a glance

Chalets:
0
Hotel & Apartments:
7
Pistes:
2504 acres
Resort height:
1065m
Top station:
1925m

Suitability

Experts:
5 stars
Intermediates:
3 stars
Beginners:
4 stars
Non-Skiers:
2 stars
Scenery:
3 stars
Resort charm:
2 stars
Nightlife:
3 stars

Positives

  • Good snow record
  • Good advanced skiing
  • On piste accommodation

 

Negatives

  • A lot of old slow lifts
  • Lack of good mountain restaurants
  • Misleading piste map

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Cornerstone Lodge REF: NAI0082

The Cornerstone Lodge offers fantastic condos in one of the best locations in Fernie, right at the base of the mountain. Also home to the Fernie Resor...

Resort : Fernie, Canada
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 8 stars
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Lizard Creek Lodge and Condos

Lizard Creek Lodge and Condos REF: AIA509

A long time favourite withclients, the Lizard Creek Lodge offers top of the range accommodation, facilities and service in Fernie Alpine Resort. Disti...

Resort : Fernie, Canada
Sleeps : 2 - 8
Rating : 8 stars
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Park Place Lodge

Park Place Lodge REF: NAI0081

If you're looking to stay in Fernie town, then the Park Place Lodge is an excellent choice, located on the ski shuttle bus route. The Park Place L...

Resort : Fernie, Canada
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 6 stars
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Snow Creek Lodge REF: NAI0080

The Snow Creek Lodge is fantastic self-catered property, ideally positioned on the mountain for easy ski-in/ski-out access. The main base area, ski sc...

Resort : Fernie, Canada
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 8 stars
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Timberline Lodges REF: NAI0083

The Timberline Lodges provide spacious and comfortable condos situated within a four building complex. Guests can either walk up to the ski base area,...

Resort : Fernie, Canada
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 8 stars
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