RESORT DESCRIPTION FOR Fernie
Fernie ski resort is located in the East Kootenay Regional District (Canada, British Columbia, Kootenay Rockies). For skiing and snowboarding, there are 142 km of slopes available. 9 lifts transport the guests. The winter sports area is situated between the elevations of 1,052 and 2,134 m.
Fernie Alpine Resort gets up to 37 feet (over 11 meters) of natural snow each winter. Combined with gorgeous, panoramic views, 5 legendary bowls and more terrain (over 2500 acres) than you know what to do with, it’s no wonder why Fernie is becoming one of the most popular resorts in the Canadian Rockies. Experience endless adventure at Fernie Alpine Resort; be it the legendary powder, natural hot springs or traditional small-town pubs. Top off your day soaking in your private hot-tub at one of the ski-in-ski-out mountain cabin hide-a-ways or watch the sunset over the Rocky Mountains from your balcony after an epic day in the powder.
America, Canada, British Columbia
Season: December – April
Ski pass price: 67,046459999999996 €
User rating :
| MOUANTAIN TOP
| MOUANTAIN LOW
| T-BAR LIFT ETC.
| CHAIRLIFT ETC.
| GONDOLA ETC.
| NIGHT SKIING
| SNOW CANNONS
CURRENT SNOW REPORT
| CURRENT SNOW DEPTH UPPER
| CURRENT SNOW DEPTH LOWER
| LIFTS OPEN
| LAST SNOWFALL
Wed 13 Mar
| CURRENT FRESH SNOW
| NEXT 9 DAYS
Snow history for Fernie
Has the climate crisis and the higher temperatures affected snow conditions in Fernie?
Look at the statistics and graph of historical snow depths for the ski resort.
For the last 5 years, week 13 has been the most insecure with 297 cm snow depth on average in Fernie.
The measurement is made as an average of the snow depth at the highest and lowest point of the mountain.
Best tips for Fernie
Fernie has long had cult status among the residents of Calgary, and we have also had a good flow of reports from enthusiastic British visitors impressed by the adventurous skiing – it’s mostly ungroomed, and much of it is steep, with a lot of lightly wooded slopes (rare in Europe). It’s now quite a good resort for novices, too. The ones who will want to look elsewhere are keen but cautious, piste-only intermediates. We find ourselves more strongly drawn to Fernie than the minus points listed above might lead you to expect. ‘Hard to explain how it gets under your skin,’ says a similarly smitten reporter. It is, Tanya, it is. Fernie Alpine Resort is set a little way up the mountainside from the flat Elk Valley floor and a couple of miles from the little town of Fernie. Outings to Kimberley are possible; a coach goes weekly, taking about 90 minutes.
- Good snow record, with less chance of rain than at Whistler
- Blissfully quiet much of the time
- Great terrain for those who like it steep, deep, and lightly wooded – including confident intermediates
- Snowcat operations nearby
- Mountain resort is very limited
- Access to many excellent runs is via slow lifts and long traverses
- Not a huge amount of groomed cruising to do
- After a dump it can take time to make the bowls safe (and to get the groomed trails groomed again)
Source: Ski Club of Great Britain
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