Fernie

Known for Legendary Powder, Famous for So Much More! Located in the spectacular Canadian Rockies in British Columbia, Fernie Alpine Resort is a world-class, destination ski resort with an authentic ski town atmosphere and tonnes of history including the legends of the Griz, Ghostrider, & Sasquatch - all believed to live here!
Fernie Lesson Programs
TELUS Winter Sports School Kids' Clinics are for ages 6-12. FIRST TIME skiers or snowboarders only. Includes a BEGINNER lower mountain lift pass, basic equipment rental & instructional clinic. Choose to learn in a fun group lesson environment (maximum class ratio 1:10) Half Day (10:00am or 1:30pm start) Kids Full Day Learn to Ski or Snowboard Group Camp (10:00am start) TELUS LEARN to SKI or SNOWBOARD CLINIC Adult Clinics are for ages 13 and up. FIRST TIME skiers or snowboarders only. Includes a BEGINNER lower mountain lift pass, basic equipment rental & instructional clinic. Adult Half Day Learn to Ski or Snowboard Group Clinic (10:30am or 1:30pm start) Adult Full Day Learn to Ski or Snowboard Group Clinic (10:30am start) KIDS' ADVENTURE CAMPS These 3-day programs are for all ski and snowboard ability levels. Includes daily camp, plus a video session and aprés ski video review. Runs for 3 consecutive days. Days taught: Starts each Sunday and Wednesday Camp time: 10:00am - 12:30pm and 1:30pm - 4:00pm KIDS GROUP CAMPS Improve your skiing or snowboarding skills at any ability level in a fun group environment (maximum class ratio 1:10) Includes lesson portion only Days taught: Daily Session time: 10:00am - 12:30pm OR 1:30pm - 4:00pm (*or combine for a full day) Kids' Half Day Camp (10:00am or 1:30pm start) Kids' Full Day Camp (10:00am start) ADULT 3-DAY CLINIC This 3-day program is for all ski and snowboard ability levels. Includes daily clinics, plus a video session and après ski video review. Days taught: Starts every Sunday and Wednesday and runs 3 consecutive days Clinic Coaching times:10:30am start 3 Day Clinic - Half Day Clinic Coaching times:10:30am start 3 Day Clinic - Full Day Clinic Coaching times:10:30am start GROUP CLINICS – lesson only Improve your skiing or snowboarding skills at any ability level in a fun group environment (maximum class ratio 1:10). Coaching times: 10:30am - 12:30pm OR 1:30pm - 3:30pm Adult Full Day Group Clinic Private Coaching (Pricing is Per Person) Private Coaching - 2 hour (10:30am - 12:30pm) Private Coaching - Half Day 3 hour (9:00am - 12:00pm OR 1:00pm - 4:00pm) Private Coaching - Full Day 6 hour (9:00am - 4:00pm with lunch break)
Fernie Alpine Resort
Known for Legendary Powder, but famous for so much more! Located in the spectacular Canadian Rockies in British Columbia, Fernie Alpine Resort is a world-class, destination ski resort with an authentic ski town atmosphere and tonnes of history including the legends of the Griz, Ghostrider, & Sasquatch - all believed to live here!
 
Fernie Alpine Resort is located in the south-east corner of the B.C. Rockies on Highway No.3 approximately 60 km from the Alberta and U.S. borders. It is 5km from the City of Fernie and only 1.5km up the hill from the highway intersection.
 
Whether driving or taking the bus, the road to Fernie will lead you through some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in the world. The drive is easy with no major mountain passes and the roads are well maintained.
Where to stay in Fernie
You can choose to stay in the town of Fernie or on-mountain at Fernie Alpine Resort. There is a great selection of accommodation options from ski-in/ski-out chalets to 5-star hotels; your experience is only limited by your sense of adventure. There are always pros and cons to this choice, you have lots more options for dining, drinking and shopping in town, while the on-mountain accommodation is awesome for getting on and off the slopes.
Skiing & Snowboarding Fernie

 Nestled in the Canadian Rockies, Fernie Alpine Resort boasts an annual snowfall of over 30ft, and has varied terrain for all abilities of skier or snowboarder. The resort has the most bowls in North America with 5 unique bowls over 2,500 acres, and has some fun tree runs to explore.

 
The mountain has 10 lifts to access all the 140+ runs, and some of the terrain does require a bit of traversing, so make sure to build up your fitness if you are planning to explore some of the more advanced terrain.
 
Getting Around in Fernie
Fernie has no public transport system. Fortunately everything in the town is within walking distance. There are taxi and shuttle bus services for getting from town to the resort.
Top things to do in Fernie in Winter
If you want a day off from skiing the slopes some options are snowmobile tours, snowshoeing, dogsledding, sleigh rides, cross-country skiing and mountain tours. There are also plenty of shops and restaurants to explore if you want a warmer option.
Dining & Après in Fernie
Best Après in Fernie:
Hands down our fave spot is Griz Bar, its vibrant and full usually buzzing. Plus on a nice day you can start on the deck before heading inside for a dance.
 
On-mountain there is a ice-bar for that typical ski holiday snap or the Lizard Creek Lodge has a lounge bar for a more sophisticated après wind down.
 
Best Restaurants in Fernie:
Fernie ski resort itself has a couple of restaurants, but like most smaller ski resorts, most options are in the town of Fernie. On mountain head to Cirque for pretty budget-friendly fine dining (you’re speaking our language) or grab a burger from Legends if that’s your jam.
 
In town there are loads of cheap eats, pizza, burgers, and pub-style dining as well as a couple of Asian options, and a Mexican restaurant. If you want more, get Tapas & cocktails at Nevados or head to The Old Elevator Restaurant for a more up-market dining adventure.