Fernie is perfect for all levels of skier/boarder and is renowned for its amazing natural snow conditions and 'steep and deep' terrain. The uncrowded slopes make it an ideal environment for families and first time skiers. An Alpine resort at the base of the mountain provides a selection of bars, restaurants and shops, whilst the historic mining town of Fernie with its unique atmosphere is 5 kilometres from the ski area, connected by a regular bus service.
The Mini Moose and Mighty Moose lifts are ideal for beginners and boarders. You will soon be experimenting over the whole of the lower mountain, which offers wide open slopes and is a great area to improve your skills.
Take the Boomerang chair which provides easy access to the fabulous Cedar Bowl Terrain, or take the high speed Timber Bowl Express and White Pass Quad to new heights on the mountain. To get to know the terrain better meet at the base area for a complimentary Mountain Host Tour.
An endless variety of terrain is available to the advanced skier where there are numerous chutes and ridges to jump off of. Explore the great powder where it is easy to make your own tracks and cruise down steep runs to the challenging moguls.
With an average snowfall of 875cm a season it is well worth checking out whats on offer. Freeriders just won't know where to look, so head for Cedar Bowl and then onto the Cruiser for a wind down. Freestylers can launch the natural hits or ride the newly expanded terrain park located on Falling Star, not an unhappy face here.
Approx Transfer Time 3 hrs 30mins. Car Hire is available but does not include airport taxes and fees. Village Height 1,068m (3,500ft) Highest Lift 1,925m (6,316ft)
Good choice of friendly lively bars - The Pub, The El Dorado, The Grand Central and Grizzly Bar located in Fernie Alpine Resort.
Snowshoeing Cross-country skiing Snowmobiling Husky dog sledding Torchlight decent CAT skiing
Great selection of restaurants - Billy Miners Cookhouse in house restaurant in Riverside Mtn Lodge, Rip 'n' Richards, The Old Elevator
Shopping Daycare for children