A Steep and Deep Powder Paradise!
Fernie is British Columbia’s hidden secret. With an incredible average snowfall of 29ft and challenging terrain, Fernie really lives up to its ‘steep and deep’ billing. The lower slopes near to the resort centre are dedicated to beginners, but those more advanced skiers will be heading to experience Fernie’s steep powder bowls. The resort holds a selection of bars, with accommodation split between the resort and the bus linked town of Fernie just 5km away. This relaxed and friendly resort is perfect for all levels looking for something slightly different in their Canadian ski experience.
1. 5 incredible powder bowls for some the most epic off piste skiing in Canada
2. A choice of ski-in/ski-out hotels, apartment condos, restaurants and bars right at the resort base
3. The old town of Fernie is just 5km down the road and a free shuttle bus goes back and forth from first thing in the morning to last thing at night.
Un-crowded, powder filled slopes are what be found at Fernie all season long. Hidden away in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, Fernie has something to offer all levels with flat, cruising runs towards the bottom, and steep alpine chutes at the top which will challenge even the most advanced skier. Beginners should head to the Mini and Mighty Moose Chairs to take advantage of the lower mountain, while intermediates can enjoy an abundance of tree runs by taking the Timber Bowl Express. The more advanced have a wealth of tough chutes, glades, bumps and the 5 amazing powder bowls to keep them happy.
You'd be hard pressed to choose a bad time to ski in Fernie. Even the start of the season can be epic if you time it right! The depths of winter are bitterly cold so if there was a time to avoid it would be January. The long drive from Calgary can be difficult and the days are the shortest of the season. But saying that, some of the best snow falls then too!
Whether in the resort village or the old town of Fernie you'll be well catered for in terms of value, facilities and access to the skiing at the variety of lodgings on offer.
With a variety to rival some of the largest resorts in Canada, Fernie is a bit of an optical illusion. The resort village has a great choice of hotel rooms and apartment condos, usually offered with breakfast included regardless of room type, all ski-in/ski-out or a very short walk to the lifts. In town there are more traditional style hotels, and you're closer to the larger variety of apres and dining options.
Fernie is a relaxed and unpretentious resort with a few busy après bars at the bottom of the slopes; mainly centred around the Powder Horn Bar at the Griz Inn which sometimes has live bands. The old town of Fernie just 5km away, linked by an efficient bus service from the mountain, has a more extensive après scene allowing you to party on late into the night.
We offer a great range of accommodation in Fernie. So, whether you prefer to stay in a Hotel, Condo or even Chalet, require ski-in ski-out or easy access to the town, or both, we will find the right accommodation to suit you. For tailor–made options and advice, please give our Ski Gurus a call today on 0330 102 8004.”