Fernie is a spectacular playground offering steep and deep or smooth and gentle, you will love the variety of terrain. Known for its inbound steeps, Fernie has been compared to Red Mountain, Alta, Snowbird and Crested Butte. With 2,500 acres of terrain spread over five alpine bowls that are only partially groomed, ridges and glades, there is an endless adventure for both an advanced and intermediate skier. Fernie has the most snow, the most runs, and the biggest vertical in the Rockies. Fernie has variety for everybody in the family. There is easy terrain on the lower mountain for kids, there is something for every ski ability and style.

This historic town offers inexpensive hostels, condominiums, deluxe homes and everything in between. Accommodation is available either on-mountain with ski-to-your-door access or 5 km from the resort in the town of Fernie.

Nightlife is vibrant at Fernie, Griz Bar offers an on-resort experience, followed by 7 other bars in the heart of the village. Fernie Alpine Resort offers 8 on-hill dining options, making you spoilt for choice. There is a variety of shopping and services in the plaza, offering a great opportunity for retail and souvenir purchases.

Fernie is a family-friendly resort that is an excellent option for your next best ski holiday.

Mountain Terrain:







Skiing Hours:

9.00 am to 4.00 pm

Summit Elevation:

2,134 m

Base Elevation:

1,052 m

Skiable Area:

2,500+ acres

Average Snowfall:

914.4 cm (30ft)

Vertical Drop:

1082 m


Snowboarder Friendly

Lift Information:

  • 2 high-speed quad chairlifts 
  • 2 quad chairlifts, 
  • 3 triple chairlifts, 
  • 3 surface lifts (1 t-bar,1 tow, 1 conveyor)


142 runs. Longest run: Falling Star – 5 km (3 miles).


142 named runs, 5 bowls and tree skiing. 9 on-hill restaurants to choose from. On average 30 feet of snow falls in Fernie each year. That is enough snow to cover a three-storey building. Five enormous bowls; countless glades & chutes Variety of terrain appeals to all levels. Fernie is as steep as you want it to be.

Photo courtesy of Fernie Alpine Resort via https://skifernie.com/