Fernie Ski Resort

Fernie ski resort is often described as a mecca for powder hounds, with an excellent snow record providing deep terrain and mostly ungroomed lightly wooded slopes to thrill the adventure-seekers. It also enjoys less extreme temperatures than other ski resorts in the Canadian Rockies making the skiing even more pleasurable. Fernie ski resort itself, located a couple of miles away from the town of Fernie, is friendly and unpretentious and offers restaurants, bars and shops at the base of the mountain.

The much larger town is livelier with a more decent selection of shops and restaurants. The two areas provide a choice of accommodation, with the town offering more facilities and the resort being more convenient for skiing. Much of the accommodation in the resort is ski-in ski-out and reasonably priced.

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Fernie Transfer Time
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Best For...

  • Intermediate skiers
  • Powder heaven
  • Uncrowded slopes

Resort Statistics

  • Resort Altitude 1,068m
  • Skiing Altitude 2,149m
  • Total Ski Area 142km
  • Lifts 12
  • Blue Runs 42km
  • Red Runs 58km
  • Black Runs 42km
  • Cross Country 14km

Ski Accommodation in Fernie, Canada

Our collection of Fernie ski accommodation has been hand-picked by our ski experts. Whether you’re looking for a luxury escape, a boutique hotel or something suitable for the whole family, our experts would be delighted to help you find the perfect accommodation for your ski holiday.

Ski Accommodation
Ski Areas in Fernie

Ski Areas in Fernie

Set over 142km of slopes, Fernie ski resort boasts a winter haven for skiers and snowboarders with over 142km of runs in five different Alpine bowls. The ski resort hosts 10 different ski lifts to whisk you up onto the mountains to enjoy beautiful views of the Rockies and surrounding areas. Its distance from any major city means that the slopes are usually quiet, giving you the chance to relax and peacefully enjoy the ski area.

Skiing in Fernie

Skiing in Fernie

The main appeal of Fernie ski resort is the reliability of the snow. With constant powder and open terrain runs across a large number of bowls, the skiing here is effortless. Although advanced skiers are the most prominent, there is a good nursery area for beginners with wide, smooth trails and the ski schools have an excellent reputation.

Snowboarding in Fernie

Snowboarding in Fernie

More advanced snowboarders will love Fernie’s challenging natural terrain and ungroomed slopes. Tree runs, powder bowls and a rail park will keep you happy for days and the possibilities to explore are practically endless. The limited intermediate pistes mean that the whole resort is not for everyone but there are definitely specific areas that are recommended.

Ski Schools in Fernie

Ski Schools in Fernie

The Winter Sports School offers lessons and programmes for all abilities and levels, teaching you on some of the best slopes Fernie ski resort has to offer. Lessons are either group or private, and are all taught by certified ski and snowboard professionals.

Crèches in Fernie

Crèches in Fernie

Fernie offers a Resort Childcare Centre for children between 18 months and 5 years. There are a variety of programmes on offer that combine both skiing and day-care activities.

Restaurants in Fernie

Restaurants in Fernie

In Fernie ski resort, there is a convenient selection of restaurants to choose from. Lizard Creek Lodge serves large portions of delicious food whilst Yamagoya, a Japanese restaurant, offers a unique experience in the mountains. For those who want to venture into the town, there is a wider selection of restaurants with everything from Indian to Italian, and the Brick House, which offers some of the best burgers in town.

Après Ski in Fernie

Après Ski in Fernie

After a day’s skiing, Griz Bar is the main location for drinks in Fernie ski resort. For more late night entertainment the options are limited in the resort, but the town offers a much more lively selection of bars. The Royal Hotel and Park Place Lodge Pub are recommended by locals as the most popular places to go.

Non-Skiers in Fernie


The town is full of things to do for those who aren’t skiing. Art exhibitions, a theatre, craft studio and other historic excursions present interesting opportunities to learn about the history of the town. An ice hockey arena and an aquatic centre are also available to explore. The main appeal for non-skiers, however, will be exploring the outdoors.

Map of Fernie

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