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Fernie Alpine Resort

Fernie Alpine ski resort is one of the highest ski resorts of Alberta, Canada and well-known for its heavy snow falls in winter. To access the station take the Crowsnest highway toward Pincher Creek, Fort Macleod and Calgary and take the exit at Fernie Ski Hill Road. Catering and hotel services are provided directly on the station which feature 9 restaurants directly in the resort.

Fernie Alpine ski resort

The resort, located on the Lizard Range is one of the biggest one of the region, it features slopes on 5 different bowls, the Timber Bowl and Currie Bowl with runs for all level of skiers through the forest, the Lizard Bowl designed for beginners, the Cedar Bowl and the Siberia Bowl with the hardest slopes and the 5 kilometers long run, the Falling star.

There is a beginner area on the lower part of the mountain and the Minimoose Conveyor on the bottom part of the station is ideal for a first time skiing.

Fernie Alpine resort is one of the highest ski resorts of Alberta

If the resort provides all sorts of facilities, it is also one of the best regarding the quality of the snow. Due to the low temperature level and the heavy snow fall, it is the place to be for snow lovers and skiers that prefer powder snow. In a season the station receives up to 11 meters of snow!

Enjoy the Canadian dry deep powder snow and ski in endless bowls that provide amazing opportunities.

And the elevation level guarantees the snow cover, you can go to 2134 meters at the Polar Peak! This station implemented in an old mining area is fast growing and also provide after ski facilities in the nearby village of Fernie in the Rocky Mountains.

A former mining area near the town of Fernie

This resort is located in an old mining area near the town of Fernie in the Rockies. After-ski activities are organised, and this village is not lacking in charm, as it is full of legends linked to the arrival of William Fernie, the gold prospector who became interested in this area.

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He found coal there after enlisting the help of the indigenous people, the only inhabitants of the area in the 1890s. But he was cursed by the local tribe after he refused to marry the chief’s daughter despite his promise.

Fernie is now an attractive tourist town, named ‘the coolest town in North America’ by Rolling Stone Magazine.

Sustainable development of the Fernie Alpine ski resort

Environmental preservation of the mountain is a key priority for the Fernie ski resort.


For instance, the slopes are only kept open when sufficient snow is available and waste is appropriately sorted in the ski resort. The only drawback is that some lifts still run on diesel.

Unforgettable experiences in Fernie Alpine

Snow fat bikes are the ultimate way to discover Fernie in winter! A fat bike is a variation of a mountain bike, featuring wide tyres that provide extra traction and balance in the snow. Fernie Alpine Resort now offers groomed runs, bike rentals and winter fat bike training.

Fat bike © Tourism Fernie

The resort also offers an unusual activity for both young and old, the horse-drawn sleigh ride! Head off to experience the Canadian mountains with your family or friends, you’ll see, the scenery is truly stunning!

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Calèche © Fernie Alpine Resort

Fernie Alpine mountain resort in summer

Summertime mountain rivers… what more could you ask for? The local rafting companies propose astonishing water sports adventures, from river rafting and kayaking to stand-up paddle boarding on picturesque rivers.

No matter which water experience you decide on, your guides will take you through astounding landscapes and wilderness! Be sure to enjoy!

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Rafting © Canyon Raft Company

Turn to Fernie, British Columbia, to find some of the most scenic lift access for mountain biking anywhere in Canada. Biking trails offer plenty of something for everyone.

Broad, smooth trails for novices and intermediates, and rough, stiff and technically challenging trails for the more experienced.

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Biking © Fernie Alpine Resort

Hotels in Fernie Alpine

Lizard Creek Lodge

Rich in history, Lizard Creek Lodge is the quintessential ski-in/ski-out facility at Fernie Alpine ski resort, and the only full-service facility on the mountain.

Treat yourself to a sophisticated meal at the Cirque restaurant, check out the sub-zero vodka tasting lounge at the Ice Bar or indulge in some pampering at the Neve Spa.

After a busy day on the pistes, the outdoor heated pool and three whirlpools with amazing mountain views provide the right way to recharge! Drop your suitcase here!

Fernie alpine ski resortLizard Creek Lodge © Booking

Fernie Stanford Hotel & Resort

One of the finest hotels in Fernie, the Fernie Stanford Hotel & Resort features an assortment of premium amenities for guests, including a 166 foot waterslide.

Unwind in one of the inviting, cozy rooms or in one of the detached cottages that overlook the Rocky Mountains and the mighty Elk River.

Fernie alpine ski resortFernie Stanford Hotel & Resort © Kootenay Rockies Tourism

Fernie Slopeside Lodge

Nestled in the base of the Fernie Alpine ski resort, Fernie Slopeside Lodge is a quaint hotel-style guest house with ski-in/ski-out access. Sit back and relax in your guest room, equipped with satellite TV, a coffee machine and a fridge.

The hotel provides lockers for storage of skis and snowboards as well as a utility room. A short walk from the town square, home to Legends Restaurant and Slopeside Deli, and three miles from the town of Fernie, Fernie Slopeside Lodge offers all that the Elk Valley has to share in both winter and summer.

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Fernie Slopeside Lodge © Booking

Skiing in Fernie Alpine : the resort’s main strengths

✅ Eco-responsible resort: many initiatives are carried out to protect the environment.

✅ A wide range of family-friendly services.

✅ Wide range of restaurants.

✅ Accommodation located close to the ski slopes.

✅ Beginner slopes accessible from the lower part of the resort.

✅ Access adapted for people with reduced mobility.

✅ Ski and snowboard schools with experienced professionals.