Fernie Alpine British Columbia

Very Good

4.1 / 5

based on 10 reviews

Trails

Beginner
30%
Intermediate
40%
Advanced / Expert
30%

Overview

Fernie Alpine is one of the top resorts in British Columbia. With 142 runs spanning 2504 acres, it is well worth a visit if you find yourself in the area. To give you a snapshot of the resort, we've put together a comprehensive list of key statistics, including mountain profile, lift system, historical opening and closing dates, and ticket pricing. Make sure you read the reviews left by skiers and riders who've experienced it first hand, and check out how they rate the resort!

Overall rating

Leave a review for Fernie Alpine
Very Good

4.1 / 5

based on 10 reviews

How well the resort caters for beginner skiers / boarders

Beginners

How well the resort caters for intermediate skiers / boarders?

Intermediates

How well the resort caters for advanced skiers / boarders

Advanced

How accessible and convenient it is to get to this resort from a major destination

Accessibility

Quality of the off-piste terrain

Side/Backcountry

Overall value for money of the resort

Value for money

Quality of lifts, lift speed and lift layout in the resort

Lifts

Quantity and quality of the snow

Snow

How uncrowded is the resort

Uncrowded

Après ski and dining options

Town

Services and facilities e.g. child care, tubing, health care, equipment hire

Facilities

How family friendly is this resort?

Family Friendliness
RDRichard D.
intermediate skier
Very Good!

4.2 / 5

Nov 23, 2017
Very nice place. Always fresh snow and has a wonderful town with a very cool vibe. Even in summer the town is busy with active people who want an adventure. ... More
AHAlex H.
advanced skier
Fabulous!

4.4 / 5

Nov 22, 2017
Great resort! Five amazing bowls to choose from with next level snow and unreal back country. Great variety of different runs to choose from catering for all levels. Extremely friendly people I didn't even have to catch the bus to the mountain because there was a designated spot... More
CMCorey M.
expert snowboarder
Good!

3.9 / 5

Nov 22, 2017
Fernie is great fun. It's pretty expensive and the facilities are most definitely dated. I would suggest getting pow, packing a lunch and, visiting the wonderful town for your apres as the people are fantastic!... More
BLBen L.
intermediate snowboarder
Superb!

4.5 / 5

Nov 20, 2017
Great resort, awesome powder days and the village has a great atmosphere. Only negative is it can be difficult to access as the closest cities are Cranbrook to the west or Lethbridge to the East and then further is Calgary but that's what also keeps Fernie great! ... More
DMDan M.
expert snowboarder
Superb!

4.6 / 5

Nov 19, 2017
Fernie Alpine resort is my dream place to snowboard. The snow is the best I have ever ridden and when it snows, it comes in ample amounts for the deepest inbound days ever. The size and layout of the resort is amazing. Even on busy days you can escape the crowds easily to... More
MSMatt S.
intermediate snowboarder
Superb!

4.6 / 5

Nov 13, 2017
Fernie is epic, only a few hours from Calgary, has all the amenities you will need. On mountain is stellar with pow for days, easy parking lots and a great little village. The town itself is gorgeous with heaps of hikes/snowshoeing/cross country for non riding days.... More
ARAustin R.
expert skier
Fabulous!

4.5 / 5

Nov 11, 2017
Such an amazing please, everyone is so friendly and helpful!. Snow quality is like no place I’ve skied before just so dry and endless. Lift lines are only bad during the holidays which is expected.... More
ASAlex S.
intermediate snowboarder
Fabulous!

4.2 / 5

Nov 08, 2017
Was in Fernie last Feb and it didn't not disappoint, 1.5ft fell in the week we were there! Unreal backcountry, never seen anything like it. Pretty steep resort and a good drive out from the town but uncrowded and definitely worth a visit... More
RRick
Poor!

1 / 5

Sep 27, 2007
not so great
AAndrew
Superb!

5 / 5

Jan 05, 2006
set up very nicely never encounter flat spots and always an easy way down , HEAVEN

Lifts

High Speed Quads
2
Quad Chairs
2
Triple Chairs
3
Surface Lifts
3

Elevation

Base
3,451 feet
Summit
7,001 feet
Vertical drop
3,550 feet

Terrain

Total runs
142
Terrain Parks
1
Longest Run
3 miles
Skiable Terrain
2,504 acres
Snowmaking Area
125 acres
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