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Fernie Alpine Resort (Canada)

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Fernie Alpine Resort in short

  • Height: 1068 metres
  • Popular with Brits
  • 3-hr drive from Calgary Intl
  • Guaranteed snow
  • Laid-back vibe

Fernie Alpine Resort, in interior British Columbia, is famous for its mounds of fresh powder snow. Surprisingly, it has yet to be discovered by the masses, and a trip here will be a one-of-a-kind experience. Fernie Alpine Resort has a small base with some ski-in, ski-out accommodation and restaurants at the hill itself. The ski area is quintessentially Canadian, with several areas only accessible by snowcat. Unique opportunities include getting yourself a professional ski video made by a drone, or taking a class that gets you access to the slopes before anybody else.

Just ten minutes from the ski area, downtown Fernie is a former mining town nestled in a box canyon with a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. Brimming with heritage buildings in Old West and Victorian style, the town’s tourism industry has blossomed in recent years. Fernie is slowly becoming a trendy shopping and entertainment mecca, and there’s a good chance the resort will see further developments in coming years.

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  • Cross-country skiing
  • Aprés-ski
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Latest review by Nelly

“Fernie is on the famous "powder highway" and it lives up to its name!! We skied powder every day of our holiday and since most of the pistes are left ungroomed, this was a really different experience from skiing in the Alps. The town was also lo...”

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Restaurants and bars

The Lost Boys Café is a mountain hut with good views. For après-ski, head to the Kodiak Lounge, the Griz Bar or the Cirque Restaurant and Bar. Downtown Fernie is becoming a foodie hotspot, with local cheese (Grand Fromage), beer (Fernie Brewing Co.) and chocolate (Beanpod). Canada’s alcohol laws have become laxer of late and you might be able to find some cheap local wines.

Alternate activities

Other winter activities include ice fishing, snowmobiling, sledge rides, fat biking, snowbiking and snowshoeing. While you’re here, don’t miss out on the famous Canadian wildlife – the area is home to grizzly and black bears as well as cougars, wolves, elk and bald eagles. The bustling Fernie downtown area offers several art galleries, a theatre, and a historic walking tour. For an authentic Canadian experience, catch a local hockey game. There is a spa at the Island Lake Lodge Resort, accessible by snowcat. Fernie is big on film, with a film festival in November and indie films all winter. The Griz Days Winter Festival takes places annually in March and has a parade, fireworks and a lumberjack show.

Families

Fernie does family-friendly ski lessons. There is also daycare for young children, as well as an adventure park. Fernie Aquatic Centre has pools, waterslides and a huge hot tub.

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Afbeelding - Fernie Alpine Resort
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Afbeelding - Fernie Alpine Resort
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Afbeelding - Fernie Alpine Resort
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Afbeelding - Fernie Alpine Resort
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Afbeelding - Fernie Alpine Resort
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Weather in Fernie Alpine Resort

Today

Wet snow with some sunshine

Wet snow with some sunshine
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Frost line

812 metres

Rain

2 mm

Tomorrow

Wet snow with some sunshine

Wet snow with some sunshine
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Frost line

761 metres

Rain

1 mm
Après-ski & nightlife in Fernie Alpine Resort
Restaurants 5
Bars & cafés 3
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Name Fernie Alpine Resort
Telephone 7669
Distance to Fernie Alpine Resort
Distance from Brussels approx. km
Airport Calgary approx. 300 km with bus service
Train station approx. km with bus service
From the highway approx. 300 km
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