Premier Listings for Fernie Alpine Resort

Fernie Alpine Resort is located in the Rocky Mountains of the British Columbia Rockies, offering some of the best skiing conditions in BC. Photographers regularly descend upon Fernie after a major snowfall to take those great magazine cover shots. Fernie is the fastest growing resort in Canada, and one of the top ten resorts in North America. The terrain at Fernie Alpine Resort is uniquely suited to take full advantage of the abundant snow fall that cascades over the resort every year.

The craggy cleft of the Lizard Range above the ski area is often likened to an open catcher’s mitt. The sheer limestone faces tower above the lifts of the ski area, trapping snow-laden storms and making Fernie a must-ski on British Columbia’s powder circuit.

Fernie’s mountain adventure centre offers a huge variety of day or evening activities to supplement downhill skiing and riding. Choices include moonlight snowmobile tours, snowshoeing, dogsledding, sleigh rides with a cowboy dinner option, and cross-country skiing.

The ski area rises about 3 miles (5 km) above the town of Fernie; you can see the massive bowls from Fernie’s Main Street. Fernie is located on the Crowsnest Highway 3, in the extreme southeast corner of British Columbia, near the provincial border with Alberta and the Canada/USA border at Roosville.

Calgary International Airport is serviced from most major North American and European cities. Cranbrook is accessible by regional air service of Air Canada Jazz and Pacific Coast Airlines. Car Rentals are available from Calgary International Airport and there are also locations in Cranbrook and Canmore. Private bus services, shuttles and taxi companies also run between Fernie and Cranbrook, Vancouver, Calgary, and other points in BC and Alberta.

Contact:
Fernie Alpine Resort
5339 Fernie Ski Hill Road
Fernie, BC
V0B 1M6
Phone:
250-423-4655
Fax:
250-423-6644
Snow Phone:
250-423-3555
Email:
 
Website:
 
Season:
Early December to Mid April
Lift Hours:
Open Daily – 9am to 4pm
Annual Snowfall:
8.75 m (29 ft)
Vertical Drop:
857 m (2,811 ft)
Base Elevation:
1,068 m (3,500 ft)
Top Elevation:
1,925 m (6,316 ft)
Skiable Acreage:
1,016 hectares (2,500 acres)
Number of Trails:
102 defined trails, 5 alpine bowls, tree skiing
Difficulty:
Novice: 30%
Intermediate: 40%
Advanced: 30%
Number of Lifts:
10 – 2 high speed quad chairlifts, 2 quad chairlifts, 2 triple chairlifts, 4 surface lifts (1 t-bar, 1 platter, 1 tow, 1 conveyor)
Lift Capacity:
13,716 skiers per hour
Night Skiing:
Yes
Cross-Country:
14 kms of groomed and track-set trails in area
Terrain Park:
Yes
Halfpipe:
1
Resort Services:
9 on-hill restaurants to choose from – full services. Ski & snowboard school, ski & snowboard rentals, daycare centre, kids’ activity nights, RV Park.
Nearest Ski Area:
Kimberley Alpine Ski Resort
Nearest Towns:
Fernie, Sparwood, Elko, Elkford, Elk Valley, Cranbrook, Crowsnest Highway 3
More Information:
Skiing & Winter Activities in the Kootenays
Skiing & Winter Activities in the BC Rockies

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