Fernie Alpine Resort is located in the Southeast corner of B.C., close the Alberta border, a 10-minute drive to the town of Fernie and just 3.5 hours from Calgary.
The lift-serviced resort has been operating for over 50 years and is famous for deep powder and burley mountains.
The Lizard Range of the Rocky Mountains creates a unique micro-climate that produces 11 metres of snowfall per season. The terrain and infrastructure includes 2,500 acres, five alpine bowls, 10 lifts, 142 runs and some inspiring tree skiing. New for this season, Fernie has new snowmaking guns, new snowcats for grooming, new glading and guided fatbike tours.
Traverse over to Snake Ridge, even a few days after a storm. At the base area, check out the Rusty Edge for daily specials and a great après patio scene. Nevados in town has an amazing Central American Tapas menu.
The town of Fernie is a scenic little town with all the needed amenities, even a craft brewery, the Fernie Brewing Company. Island Lake Lodge offers a snow-cat ride and lunch specials Thursday to Sunday.
During the “warm” season, the resort offers a good mix of mountain biking, hiking, scenic chairlift rides, a zipline and aerial park, accommodations, wedding venue and tennis. Also known as “Trout Town” Fernie’s Elk River is one of the premiere fly-fishing destinations in North America.