Canadian ski resort Fernie is part of the Canadian Rockies super ski area. A powder haven, this resort is known for its steep gradient combined with magnificent jaw-dropping scenery. The town is split into two parts, the old historic mining area and the recently purpose-built skiing holiday accommodation sector. Fernie and its 'legendary powder' is a great all-rounder resort which is popular for group ski holidays and family skiing packages.
Skiing in Fernie
The average snowfall here is 9m deep, that’s a lot of powder! Fernie is part of the Canadian Rockies Super Ski Pass ski area. With 220kms of downhill skiing, the area also encompasses Kimberley, Lake Louise, Mystic Ridge/Mount Norquay, Panorama and Sunshine Village Banff. To take advantage of the renowned powdery conditions Fernie has, take advantage of the First Tracks program; the early start is well rewarded with the experience of being the first skis to touch the powder! A great resort for beginners, the easy trails are all extremely well signposted for those new to skiing to get back to the resort base easily. Intermediates and experts will be skiing the powder dream across the varied terrain including 5 open bowls. Take your camera up to Polar Peak for some magnificent scenery.
Snowboarding in Fernie
The open bowls and steep graded terrain make top Candian ski resort Fernie a magnet for snowboarding. Fernie is a fantastic resort for freeriding; advanced freeriders should try heading up to the powder of White Pass, Stag’s Leap and Currie Bowl for powdery slopes to tear down. For the freestyler in you, Fernie is simply one giant terrain park of rails and natural hits.
Accommodation in Fernie
The powder haven of Fernie town has accommodation to suit every budget. Traditional in style, the old-mining resort has plenty of cheap skiing holiday accommodation of self catered ski apartments and catered chalet packages. Have a look at our package ski holidays to ski on the light fluffy powder of Fernie!
|Resort altitude||1068m||Skiing altitude||1068m-1925m|
|Transfer time||3.5hrs||Longest run||5km|
|Total kms of piste:||2,504acres||Cross country||14kms|
|Snow canons||Slope direction|
|Nursery area||4||Number of lifts||10|
|Night skiing||No||Snow making|
|Ski bus||Linked resorts|
|Summer skiing||No||Terrain parks||No|
|Half pipe||No||Tree runs||Yes|
Summary: Skill level, features and activities
|Type of resort||Alpine|
|Suitable for families|
|Apres ski (nightlife)|