Ski holidays in Fernie

World-class skiing in a friendly resort with an enviable snow record

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.

Added value

Early Booking Offers at selected hotels

Ski and Snowboard Information
Skiing levels
Cross country

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.

Related Links:

  • Download your Fernie Alpine Resort Resort Map


Download your Fernie Alpine Resort Resort Map

Mountain facts
Resort Altitude 1068m
Ski Alt. From 1068m
Ski Alt. To 2149m
Longest run 5 Km
Lifts , Chairlifts 7 , Draglifts 3
Lift Times


Lift Ski LockersYes
Local Pass Lifts9
Night Skiing IncludedNo
Cross Country Trails

7.8 kms up on the hill and also at Island Lake Lodge.

Nursery SlopesAlong side the mighty moose pomma.
Off-piste OptionsNo
Slope Direction,N,E,S
Mountain Host

Free ski hosting with your local Ski Host 

  • from£1038pp
  • 99 rooms
Lizard Creek Lodge & Condos exterior slopes.jpg

A long time favourite with Inghams guests, the Lizard Creek Lodge offers top of the range accommodation, facilities and service in Fernie Alpine Resort. Enjoying an ideal position at the base of the slopes and a few metres from the Elk quad chairlift.


  • from£1029pp
  • 42 rooms

The Fernie Slopeside Lodge has a perfect ski-in/ski-out position right at the base of the mountain, just a few steps from the ski lifts - a very popular hotel for skiers and snowboarders seeking great value comfortable accommodation.


Special Offers

Useful Information

Resort Code: CAFE

Languages spoken: English

Time difference: GMT-7

Currency: GBP

Travel and Transportation

Fly direct to Calgary - Flights depart daily


Westjet Gatwick - (Outbound Mon, Tues, Thur, Sat) - (Inbound Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun)

Air Canada Heathrow - (Daily)

KLM flights via Amsterdam with choices of domestic flights


Flying time: 9hrs direct

Transfer From Calgary 3hrs 30mins, by coach

Supplements apply on some flights.

Private transfers and Car hire are available.

Car hire available: Yes

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: No

Good to know

  • Try out Snow Cat skiing locally
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