Fernie

Fernie

About the Resort

Featuring the most reliable record of snowfall, the Canadian resort of Fernie is located three hours’ south of Calgary. Split into seven distinct ski areas, you’ve got a massive 2,500 acres of ski terrain to discover, with over 140 runs, a huge vertical and five alpine bowls to enjoy here. Let’s Talk

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A superb location up in the Rockies, the Fernie piste map has something for every level of skier. Beginners have an excellent dedicated zone in the lower mountain. 

You’ve got two different options at the Fernie resort. If you’re looking to be on the pistes quicker, you’ll want to base yourself around the Mountain Resort, but if you’re looking for more of a party atmosphere, you’ll want to be in Fernie. There are only five miles between the town and the ski resort, which you can easily access via the bus service, or you can hire a car which is definitely recommended.

If you’re thinking about Fernie ski accommodation, most of it is made up of self-catering options, with hundreds of apartments, houses and lodges on offer. Alternatively, you can choose from a few Fernie hotels that are available.

Without a doubt, the Fernie ski resort has the most snow in Canada. With up to 37 feet of snow to be found in winter, the best time to visit traditionally is March, when you’ll see an average of 267cm snow depth at the top of the mountain. At the other end of the scale, November is the lowest, with an average of 16cm at the top

The resort was named after William Fernie, who was a pioneering prospector; discovering coal back in 1897 which started a mining boom here. 

If you’re looking for a wonderfully quiet resort with lots of snow, you’ve come to the right place at Fernie. It has a great record for its snowfall, and you have less chance of seeing rain than if you were staying at Whistler.

It can get pretty busy at weekends at Fernie, when the locals arrive from Calgary, so it’s well worth planning your visit’s timing. A great benefit of this resort is that you can choose to either stay in the town for more of a lively buzz, or closer to the ski action on the mountain

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Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Snowboarding
Apres-ski
Non-ski
Resort Charm
Shopping
Eating

Ratings

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Highlights

+Good reliable snow record and much drier snow than the snow in Whistler.

+A quiet resort most of the time.

Things to think about

-Very limited mountain resort.

-Slow lifts for getting around the slopes.

Ski Passes

Adult

CAD $134

CAD $254

CAD $381

CAD $483

CAD $597

CAD $711

Child

CAD $54

CAD $102

CAD $153

CAD $193

CAD $239

CAD $285

What's Included

Ski Pass Prices are live so are subject to change during the season and bookable through skifernie.com.
Child Pass is 6-12 Years.

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Ski Area
2500 Acres

Beginners

Intermediate

Advanced

Expert

30%
40%
25%
5%
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Summit

Resort

Bottom

2133m
1065m
1052m
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10

Lifts

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1

Snow

Park

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$711

Ski Pass

6 Days

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11 December ’21
10 April ’22
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Heated Outdoor Pool
Bowling
Gym
Ice Rink

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13+ Hours

Flight Times

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Nearest Airport

Calgary | 306km | 3hr 22min

Vancouver | 945km | 11hr 11min

Flights

Accommodation

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