If one word can capture the magic that is Fernie, that word is snow! Known to receive one of the highest average snowfalls in British Columbia, Fernie is the ultimate ski destination for powder-lovers. The resort features five famous alpine bowls (Currie, Timber, Siberia, Lizard, and Cedar), which offer an unparalleled range of terrain and are excellent for taking full advantage of powder days.
Located in the Kootenays Range of the Canadian Rockies, Fernie is a classic, British Columbia mountain ski town, filled with local stories and legends. Founded as a coal-mining town in 1897, the original resort started operation in 1962 as 'Fernie Snow Valley', before purchased by the Resorts of the Canadian Rockies (RCR) and re-named in 1997.
Today, Fernie Alpine Resort continues to be a hidden gem of the Powder Highway — a resort where you can still find smaller lift lines and plentiful trackless terrain. The resort receives up to 37 feet of natural snowfall per season, in addition to excellent snowmaking and grooming equipment. It offers visitors over 2,500 acres of terrain spread over 5 spectacular bowls, ridges, and glades.
Congratulations on selecting Fernie as your Skican vacation destination! Although Fernie is best known for its terrific skiing/riding, the area offers plenty of additional activities for you to enjoy during your stay.
The Cross Country Ski trail system at Fernie Alpine Resort has great terrain, with hilly and forested trails offering a fantastic workout and excellent wilderness adventure. It's groomed twice a week and generally has excellent skiing for both skaters and classical cross-country.
The extensive network of mountain biking trails, which can be found throughout Fernie, make for exceptional snowshoeing in the winter months. Trail maps are available at most local retailers.
Wind down from an epic ski day and soar to new heights on the winter zip line! Conveniently located near the base area on the Mighty Moose slope, the winter zip line will be open on Saturdays, Sundays, and during holidays.
One of the most quintessential Canadian winter activities is popular all winter long in Fernie. Let guides prepare a site for you and just sit back and enjoy the seclusion of the area. Many tour companies will use snowmobiles or snowcats to access hidden lakes and pre-chopped holes.
Snowmobiling in the Canadian Rockies is the wilderness experience of a lifetime. Encounter big mountain terrain, unlike anything you have ever seen, and experience the excitement of riding deep in powder. Snowmobiling in Fernie will take you to some of the most breathtaking scenery in the Rocky Mountains.
*Skican does not endorse these activities and you undertake them at your own risk.
This is an easy going resort with great terrain hitched
to the cool, artsy, mining town of Fernie ten minutes away.
If you want bowls, there are 5, plus 140 + trails, chutes,
glades and SNOW (lots of it). Get to the famous Griz bar or
try out the Lizard creek spa. This place is authentic and you
should join in the fun!Jen Kyles