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5339 Ski Hill Road
Fernie, BC V0B 1M6
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Overview by Erika Hunter Lloyd

Fernie may be a bit off the beaten path, but the resort is well worth the time it takes to get there. A three-hour drive from Calgary International Airport, or 1.25-hour trip from the Cranbrook Airport, deposits you into an alpine realm of steep mountain slopes covered in spruce, fir, and larch known as Fernie Alpine Resort. This snow-laden fairy-tale realm in the B.C. Rockies is the fourth-largest ski resort in Canada and one of North America's most popular alpine destinations—and with just cause, considering up to 37 feet of some of the airiest, fluffiest powder falls here each year.

Whatever your skill level, Fernie provides. The resort is divided by a series of ridges crowned by five alpine bowls that feed into tree-lined runs, glades, cliffs, chutes, bumps, and more—every one of its 2,504 acres coated in their legendary powder. First-timers and children should stick by the Mini Moose and Mighty Moose lifts—or traverse the beginner run that carves down Lizard Bowl beneath 7,000-foot Polar Peak. Beginners and intermediates should head to the Deer and Elk lifts, while ambitious blue-level skiers not ready to stare down a black slope can head to the Siberia, Timber, and Currie bowls, which provide stretches of good runs—and no limb-flailing green-level skiers to cut you off. Experts, meanwhile, have their pick of the mountain, but tend to migrate to the ridgeline runs off Currie and Lizard bowls, and black and double-blacks like Big Bang, Mitchy Chutes, Quite Right, and Knot Chutes. And terrain park hounds can get their fill of hucks at the terrain parks below Siberia and Timber bowls.

All this terrain complements Fernie's other

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Average Snowfall
444 Inches
Skiable Acreage
Vertical Drop
3,550 feet
30% beginner, 40% intermediate, 30% advanced
Number of Runs
Number of Lifts
Early December to mid-April
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Weather for Fernie Alpine, CA

Current Conditions:
Fair/Windy, 70 F
Sat - Showers. High: 95 Low: 52
Sun - Partly Cloudy. High: 78 Low: 43
Mon - Sunny. High: 88 Low: 48
Tue - Isolated Thunderstorms. High: 89 Low: 48
Wed - Sunny. High: 93 Low: 51

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    Machine Groomed


  • Ski Lifts Open:
    7 of 10
  • Trails:
    80 of 142
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Last Updated: December 08 2014 04:58 PM

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