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 Consultant - 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 Consultant - North America

Summary

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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. The resort has big vertical and the most slopes in the Canadian Rockies, thanks to the Polar Peak lift which opened in 2011. Major investments continue to develop the mountain, so it’s one to keep your eye on.

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.

Call 01273 224060 for advice from our ski specialists.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

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.

Offers

See our Fernie offers for some excellent savings and superb package prices.

Giving you the best available prices, the offers below are based on our lowest cost departure dates. We can save you money on many other dates and properties but we can't show every single offer here - for more options, please call us on 01273 224 060 or request a quotation.

Reviews

Read honest reviews, direct from our customers.

If you’ve recently returned from this resort, we’d love to hear from you.

If no reviews are available yet, ask for first-hand advice from Ski Safari staff who have visited this resort. Call us on 01273 224 060.

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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

01/04/2015 Peter Allen

Great way to start a Ski Safari - good mix of runs to find your ski legs.

23/03/2015 David Horwood

Unfortunately, as with the other Canadian resorts this year, we did not hit Fernie at its best. Snowfall was poor, nevertheless we made the most of it as the groomers did a fantastic job with what they had available. Of the runs that were open, they worked very hard to keep them skiable. This did, however, leave very few shallow blues and greens available on the lower mountain. For skiers new to Fernie, please note the blues are steep and would be classed as blacks in resorts like Whistler and Lake Louise!

Call 01273 224060 for advice from our ski specialists.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

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