Highlights - On average 29 feet of snow falls in Fernie each year. That is enough snow to cover a three-storey building. Five enormous bowls; countless glades & chutes. Variety of terrain appeals to all levels. Fernie is as steep as you want it to be.
If that's not enough, in the summer, Fernie Alpine Resort turns on the lifts to offer over 38 mountain bike trails and excellent hiking trails to explore.
Check out the mountain-top Lost Boys Cafe, or just rip around the trails on the mountain.
Average Snowfall: 8.75 m/29 ft
Average Winter Temp: -5
Length of Season: early December to mid-April
Vertical Rise: 857m/2816 ft
Base Elevation: 1068m/3500 ft
Summit Elevation: 1925m/6316 ft
Skiable Acres: 2504 acres
Total Trails: 111 trails, 5 bowls and tree skiing
Longest Run: 5 km / 3 miles - Falling Star
Terrain Type: 30% novice /40% int / 30% adv
More expert terrain than the size of most ski areas
Number of Lifts: 10
Types of Lifts: 2 high speed quad chairlifts, 2 quad chairlifts, 2 triple chairlifts, 4 surface lifts (1 t-bar, 1 platter, 1 tow, 1 conveyor)
Terrain Parks: 1
Uphill Capacity: 13,716 skiers per hour
Hours of Operation: 9am - 4pm
Cross Country: 14 kms of groomed and track-set trails in area
Amenities: 9 on-hill restaurants to choose from - full services
Retail: 1 shop
Click below to watch the summer Ride of the Week Series.
Fernie Alpine Resort is located in the south-east corner of the B.C. Rockies on Highway No.3 approximately 60 km (40 miles) from the Alberta and U.S. borders. It is 5 km (3 miles) from the City of Fernie and only 1.5km up the hill from the highway intersection.
Whether driving yourself or taking the bus, the road to Fernie will lead you through some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in the world. The drive is easy with no major mountain passes and the roads are well maintained.
Your trip here is part of the Alpine Resort experience. Be alert and you'll see Big Horn Sheep, Elk, Moose and Deer as you venture into the heartland of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
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