Fernie is a very popular ski resort in British Columbia. The village lies at an altitude of a little over one thousand metres with the highest skiing at over two thousand metres. Fernie boasts an incredible annual average of twenty-nine feet of snow and with over two thousand five hundred acres of terrain it offers great skiing for all levels of ability. Snowboarders have a snow park and a half pipe. The ski schools of Fernie offer excellent tuition from the age of six. There is also childcare provision.
Fernie Alpine resort has a range of accommodation including those that offer door step skiing. Located only a few minutes from the old mining town of Fernie, visitors have a good choice of restaurants, bars and shops. Recreational facilities include a gymnasium, swimming pool with hot tubs and saunas, bowling alley and an ice rink.
A Fernie ski holiday offers fantastic snow conditions for skiing and boarding in a stunning landscape. Evenings are relaxed and low-key.
Why Go To Fernie?
Surrounded by snowy peaks, Fernie offers great skiing conditions in a stunning landscape. It is a friendly resort that welcomes visitors with a warm hospitality and offers a range of recreational activities as well as a relaxing après ski scene.
Who Is Fernie Popular With?
A Fernie ski holiday is popular with a wide range of skiers, including families, as the slopes accommodate all levels of ability from novices to experts.
When To Go To Fernie
The Fernie ski season lasts from early December until the middle of April. It is also popular in the summer with walkers, climbers and mountain bikers.
Fernie - The Place
Fernie lies in the very heart if the Canadian Rocky Mountains in British Columbia at an altitude of eleven hundred metres. It is a snow sure resort boasting a staggering average of twenty nine feet of snow. Although Fernie’s slopes accommodate all levels of ability, it attracts mainly confident intermediate and advanced skiers as there are a large number of steep, demanding slopes. Boarders have a snow park on Falling Star as well as a variety of wide slopes and bowls. Fernie lies three hours from Calgary and because of this the slopes are never overcrowded. This makes it a good resort for families and novice skiers as they can gain confidence in sparsely populated pistes. Lifts give quick and easy access to the slopes. Ski schools give expert tuition in skiing and boarding from the age of six and they also provide mountain guides for off-piste skiers.
Accommodation, some of which gives doorstep skiing, provides comfortable modern amenities. The nine mountain restaurants are supplemented by those in the historic mining town of Fernie which is only five kilometres distant. They provide a wide variety of menu, including international cuisine, that caters for all tastes. There are a number of tourist shops as well as those selling sport’s equipment and clothing.
In addition to snow sports, Fernie has much to entertain holidaymakers off the slopes. Recreational facilities include a sports centre, a bowling alley, a swimming pool, and an ice rink. Other activities include walking trails, sledging and sleigh rides
Although there are one or two livelier pubs and bars, Fernie nightlife is relaxed and low-key. For those looking for a livelier time, there are a couple of venues that provide music and dancing. Nevertheless, Fernie is not a resort for party animals.
Although Fernie shopping is rather limited the town has a number of small stores aimed at tourists where holidaymakers can find local crafts, jewellery which make ideal purchases for holiday mementoes and souvenirs.
Fernie has around thirty restaurants serving a variety of menu, including Italian, Asian, Japanese and Chinese cuisine. There is such a choice of fare that even the most conservative of palates will be satisfied.