Fernie Ski Holidays

Fernie is the ski resort for me - an old mining town with a laid back atmosphere. The skiing, however, is hardcore. There are 5 large bowls separated by ridges where you can drop off cliffs and chutes into the glades - it is awesome!
Andy Knights
Sales Supervisor - North America
Fernie is the ski resort for me - an old mining town with a laid back atmosphere. The skiing, however, is hardcore. There are 5 large bowls separated by ridges where you can drop off cliffs and chutes into the glades - it is awesome!
Andy Knights
Sales Supervisor - North America

Summary

3
Beginner
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Intermediate
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Advanced
  • Family Friendly
  • Nightlife
  • Village Charm
  • Quick Transfer Time

Challenging terrain and the deepest snow in the Rockies - if you’re coming to Canada for the powder, Fernie is a great bet.

Ski holidays in Fernie have cult status for their fantastic powder and steep terrain. Alongside the resort’s big vertical, Fernie has a good variety of slopes and grand vistas of the Canadian Rockies.

Advanced skiers and adventurous intermediates have the most fun here, with five alpine bowls for making the most of the powder. Beneath this, the easier pistes that tumble between the trees offer welcome respite on the home run.

The on-mountain village is small, with a handful of restaurants and bars. For more options, a regular shuttle runs into town, or a hire car can be a good idea.

We can’t talk about downtown Fernie without mentioning the nightlife; we’ve had many-a great night out here, and no trip is complete without visiting Yamagoya Sushi - a Japanese restaurant and popular local hangout.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224060 for advice from our ski specialists.

Resort Guide

Fernie Resort Guide

Make the most of your Fernie ski holiday with our insider tips.

Resort stats

Season
November to April
Nearest airport
Cranbrook / Calgary
Transfer time
1 hour / 3 hours 30 minutes
Transport
Car hire or transfer
Elevation
6,316 ft
Vertical drop
3,550 ft
Avg snowfall
37 ft
Ski area
2,504 acres
Ski lifts
10
Runs
142
Grade
30% advanced
40% intermediates
30% beginners

Maps

Resort Map

Google piste view

Accommodation

Fernie has plenty of high-quality on-mountain condos and several older properties. Downtown is best if you’re on a tight budget, with a good choice of motels and homely hostels.

We’ve stayed at or visited all our Fernie accommodation options, so call us for advice and we’ll recommend the best ones for you.

Featured accommodation

  • Close to Slopes
  • Close to Village
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Pool
  • Self-Catered
  • Ski-in Ski-out
The Snow Creek Lodge has an unrivalled ski-in ski-out location at the base of Fernie Alpine Resort - you can't get any closer than this!
  • Close to Ski School
  • Close to Slopes
  • Close to Village
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Hot Tub
  • Ski-in Ski-out
  • Spa
The best place to stay in Fernie, the Lizard Creek Lodge is a superb property with a great ski-in ski-out location and excellent facilities.

Reviews

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16/02/2017 Kirsty Hicks

Returned to Banff but Fernie was a first time visit. Absolutely loved it, nice and quiet, fantastic choice of skiing for all levels. Great for the intermediate skier, ski-in, ski-out worked really well.

19/01/2017 Thomas MacFadyen

The Resort may not have as much going for in terms of huge vertical as Revelstoke or Kicking horse but it does have a unique charm Really good tree riding and loads of good side hits. We were finding fresh snow here 5 days after a storm, I would go back to Fernie tomorrow

25/02/2016 Richard Hartwell

Awesome resort and nice to see it is still staying just enough off the main radar to keep it's individual feel. So quiet during the weeks

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