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.
Beginners skiing in Fernie
Start on the wide, open nursery slope at the base of the lower mountain and progress to the longer, winding trails from the summit to the base of the lifts.
Intermediates skiing in Fernie
Intermediates will enjoy all areas of the resort and those looking for new challenges should try some glade skiing or powder skiing on the Cedar and Lizard bowls. To practice your carving turns, the well groomed 'Cruiser' run comes highly recommended.
Advanced skiing in Fernie
Skiers will never tire of gliding through the glades, flying down chutes and tackling the steep terrain on Lizard and Currie bowl. Real powder hounds should try a day of snowcat sking with a guide.
Snowboarding skiing in Fernie
Riders can test the extensive all-terrain parks and ride the resort's many gullies, tree-runs and off-piste areas.
7.8 kms up on the hill and also at Island Lake Lodge.
Free ski hosting with your local Ski Host
We are pleased to offer the Snow Creek Lodge in our programme. Situated at the base of Fernie Alpine Resort with ski-in/ski-out position.
LEARN TO SKI/BOARD - SAVE up to £74
3 days lift pass, 3 days ski/board & boot hire, 3 days tuition (4 hrs per day)
Adult £265 Child £174
The Lift prices
|Senior 65yrs+||Adult 18-64yrs||
|Whole area Pass
|1 - 21 Dec||£203||£259||£189||£100|
|22 Dec-06 Jan||£273||£348||£254||£135|
|7 Jan-13 Feb||£215||£266||£200||£106|
|14 Feb-24 Feb||£273||£348||£254||£135|
|25 Feb-17 Mar||
|18 Mar - 30 Apr||
Prices shown above are guideline as, please call reservations for exact prices of the lift passes.
|6/10||Skis & boots||£85/£141|
|6/10||Snowboard & boots||£123/£209||£137/£231|
|Child 4-12yrs*||6/10||Skis & boots||£58/£101||-|
|6/10||Snowboard & boots||£63/£106||-|
*Child snowboard & boots = 7-12yrs. Please see here for description of hire categories.
|TUITION||Available to pre-book - 3 days (4 hrs per day) from £137|
Other durations & items are available at the time of booking or online.
Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing but may vary up or down; correct prices will be advised at the time of booking.
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
Local bus services:
Parking available: No
Resort Ski bus available: No