Fernie Ski Holiday Resort

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.

Overview

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

At a glance

Pistes:
2504 acres
Resort height:
1065m
Top station:
1925m

Suitability

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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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A long time favourite with clients, the Lizard Creek Lodge offers top of the range accommodation, facilities and service in Fernie Alpine Resort. Distinguished by its private setting just a few...

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Formerly known as The Wolf’s Den, the Fernie Slopeside Lodge has a ski-in position right at the base of the mountain, just a few steps from the ski lifts. It...

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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 school & childcare are only a few minutes...

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Timberline Lodges REF: NAI0083

The Timberline Lodges provide spacious and comfortable condos situated within a six building complex with views of both the Elk Valley and Lizard mountain range. Guests can either walk up...

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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 Resort daycare, the Cornerstone...

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