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 (40 miles) from the Alberta and U.S. borders. It is 5 km (3 miles) 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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.