Fernie Alpine Resort, Fernie, BC

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Fernie Alpine Resort in British Columbia and Escape2ski connect you to Powder Highway skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lodging and webcams. Fernie Alpine Resort is part of the Lizard Range, near the City of Fernie, BC. The mountain opened in 1962 under the name of Fernie Snow Valley. In 1997, the mountain emerged with […]

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Fernie Alpine Resort in British Columbia and Escape2ski connect you to Powder Highway skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lodging and webcams. Fernie Alpine Resort is part of the Lizard Range, near the City of Fernie, BC. The mountain opened in 1962 under the name of Fernie Snow Valley. In 1997, the mountain emerged with a new name and the one it has today – Fernie Alpine Resort. The resort is located a short distance away from the historic mining city of Fernie, which was founded and developed as a coal mining community in the late 1800’s. The mountain area has earned an international reputation for its powder snow – an average 37ft/11m a year, as well as its steeps. Fernie Alpine Resort is part of the famous “Powder Highway” of British Columbia which is a collection of 8 Ski Resorts, 9 Nordic Centres, 9 Heli-Skiing operations and 10 Snowcat skiing and snowboarding operations.

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On the Slopes

  • Fernie Alpine Resort is a collection of 5 Alpine Bowls - Cedar, Siberia, Timber, Currie, and Lizard. The Lizard Bowl is well known for the abundance of powder snow it receives year after year.
  • Considering its reputation as a more advanced mountain, it should be noted that approximately 33% of Fernie’s 140 runs are perfect for novices and intermediates. Fernie has terrain that will suit all levels, from first timers to the seasoned veteran ready to tackle another day in the alpine bowls.
  • If you need lessons, no matter what you age or ability or if you need some guidance being new to the mountain, Fernie has Mountain Tours at 10:30am and 1:30pm. Meet at the large trail map sign at the base of the Deep Chair.
  • When you venture to the high alpine at this resort, you will be greeted to amazing panoramic views of the Fernie Valley, as well as, access to the terrain of the famous 5 bowls. There are too many great features to mention, so enjoy everyting that this area has to offer and create your own mountain adventure.
  • The Terrain Park at Fernie has enough boxes, rails and jumps to provide every level of skier or snowboarder a great experience. One area of note, you need a day pass or a season pass to gain access.

Off the Slopes

  • Fernie Alpine Resort prides itself on offering unique events for people of all ages, both on and off the mountain. Everything from scavenger hunts and film festivals to deck parties – be sure to take in some of the fun!
  • After your day on the slopes don’t miss out on the après ski activities at the base of the mountain or enjoy a relaxing moment at the Firepit on the Slopeside Deck.
  • Need a day away from the resort, visit downtown Fernie, dubbed “Coolest Town in North America” by Rolling Stone Magazine. Here, you’ll find a wide assortment of activities, including ice hockey, cross country skiing and an outdoor ice rink.
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Mountain Information

Current Status: Open

Mountain Essentials

Vertical Drop:
3550 ft / 1082 m

Base Elevation:
3450 ft / 1052 m

Summit Elevation:
7000 ft / 2134 m

Skiable Area:
2500 acres

Average Snowfall:
444 in / 1128 cm

Trail Map

Snow Report

Weather Conditions

Mountain Terrain

Total Trails: 142

Beginner: 43 (30%)

Intermediate: 57 (40%)

Advanced: 20 (14%)

Expert: 22 (16%)

Terrain Parks: 1

Snow Cross: Yes

Super Pipe: No

Half / Mini Pipe: No

Jib Park: Yes

Services

Ski & Snowboard School: Both

Rentals & Repairs: Yes

Parking:  Free

Retail Shops: Yes

Family Friendly: Yes

Children’s Ski Programs: Yes

Women's Ski Programs: Yes

Adaptive Ski Programs: No

Childcare: Yes

Day Lodges: Yes

Restaurants: Yes

Distance from...

Nearest Airport:
Cranbrook BC, 62mi / 100km

Nearest Major City:
Cranbrook BC, 57mi / 92km

Nearest Town/City:
Fernie BC, 5mi / 8km

Contact Info

Central Reservations: 1-866-633-7643

Direct Phone: 250-423-4655

Snow Phone: 250-423-4655 option 4

Mountain Operations

Season Dates: Dec 1 to Apr 8

Skiing & Snowboarding: Both

Days Operating: Everyday

Operating Hours:
9:00am to 4:00pm : Night session, Sat 4:00pm to 9:00pm : See website for any updates

Night Skiing: Select Nights

Lift Ticket Prices

Webcams

Lift Information

Total Lifts: 10

Trams: 0

Gondolas: 0

Chondolas: 0

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Express Six: 0

Express Quads: 2

Express Triples: 0

Quads: 2

Triples: 3

Doubles: 0

Surface Lifts: 3

Lodging

Mountainside: Yes

Within 30mi / 48km: Yes

Closest Airport(s)

Airport Convenience Ranking™

Canadian Rockies Intl Airport  (YXC)
Distance: 62 mi / 100 km
Ranking: Most Convenient

Calgary Intl Airport  (YYC)
Distance: 195 mi / 313 km
Ranking: Least Convenient

Helpful Links

Ski Resort Website

Mountainside Lodging

Nearby Lodging

Tourism Site

Resort Shuttle Service