Fernie has a cult status amongst stronger skiers and snow boarders. It’s celebrated for its steep and deep, and its extensive off piste. So Fernie is one of the best resorts for enthusiastic skiers and snowboarders looking for new peaks to conquer. Fernie Alpine Village Resort offers doorstep skiing in the midst of the rugged peaks of the British Columbia’s Rockies, just four miles from downtown Fernie, an historic village with friendly and laid back locals. Fernie also has a reputation for excellent snow records, powder bowls, trees and few crowds allowing you maximum skiing time. It’s a snowboarders’ paradise too, with high peaks, ‘steep and deep’ terrain, and spectacular scenery. The opening of a lift to Polar Peak has given Fernie the biggest vertical in the Canadian Rockies (3550ft). Real powder hounds should try the local snow-cat skiing. The evening shuttle makes it easy to explore the lively bars, restaurants and shops both in the Alpine Village and downtown Fernie.
Resort Code: CAFE
Languages spoken: English
Time difference: GMT-7
Flights depart Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Fly direct from Gatwick (Weds & Sat only)
Heathrow Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
To Cranbrook via Calgary
From Heathrow Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Flying time 9hrs
Transfer From Calgary 3hrs 30mins, by coach
From Cranbrook 40 mins, by coach
Supplements apply on some flights.
Free connecting flights to Cranbrook when you fly transatlantic with Air Canada
Private transfers and Car hire are available.
Upgrade to World Traveller Plus with British Airways from £600 return
Free connecting flights via Heathrow with British Airways from Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow, Edinburgh & Aberdeen
Car hire available: Yes
Evening resort bus service: No
Parking available: No
Resort Ski bus available: No