Fernie Alpine Resort
With its high annual snowfall, Fernie Alpine Resort is a popular destination for skiing in the Canadian Rockies. During peak snow season the resort is home to varied ski and snowboarding terrains. Open year-round, the resort also features an extensive array of adventurous summer activities. Whether you visit in winter or summer, explore over 2,500 acres (1,011 hectares) of pristine mountain ranges.
Fernie is best known as a downhill ski and snowboarding resort, with 10 ski lifts and over 140 runs making the area a big draw for both sports. While most skiing terrain is meant for intermediate and advanced downhillers, Fernie also has a fine area for beginners where you can master the basics of skiing at your own pace. Rent your gear on the mountain and take a lesson from one of Fernie’s enthusiastic instructors.
During summer, Fernie Alpine Resort’s warmth and rugged terrain make it perfect for outdoor summer sports. Hike the wooded peaks and valleys of British Columbia. Rent a mountain bike and careen through challenging downhill turns. Soar at high speeds on a zip line. In the town of Fernie, test your swing at the Fernie Golf & Country Club.
If you’re staying at the resort, you’ll find restaurants and nightlife just a 10-minute drive away in town. The village of Fernie has a modest selection of chic cafés and restaurants to help you refuel after your long day on the slopes. It also has fun nightlife. Warm up on the dance floor and relive the day’s runs over a drink with fellow skiers.
Fly into Calgary International Airport, a 3.5-hour drive away, or Cranbrook, British Columbia, less than 1.5 hours away. Keep your car when you arrive, as restaurants are driving rather than walking distances from the resort. Sleep in accommodations ranging from luxurious ski-in/ski-outs to modestly priced hotels. With so many activities to do at Fernie Alpine Resort, however, you may spend most of your time on the mountain.