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Fernie Ski Resort Guide

Fernie, Canada

Rated: 4/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length220km137 miles
Highest Lift1,930m6,332ft
Resort Height1,070m3,510ft
 Nearest AirportsCanadian Rockies and Glacier Park
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The ski area of Fernie is in the Canadian Rockies at an altitude of 1,070m3,510ft, with 220km137 miles of marked runs.


Fernie is one of the larger Ski Resorts in Canada and has direct access to 220km137 miles of downhill skiing, with 107 marked pistes, served by a total of 10 ski lifts.


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


Fernie is highly rated by Snowboarders and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Fernie.

Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'Corner Pocket'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Fernie?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Fernie.

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Snow Forecast by day for Fernie

Ski Area Stats

Fernie Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Total Length
220km137 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
14km9 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Altitudes & Slopes

Fernie Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift1,930m6,332ft
Lowest Piste1,070m3,510ft
Resort Altitude (Fernie)1,070m3,510ft
Max Vertical860m2,822ft

Ski Slope Aspects


Fernie has ski slopes facing north-east (good for keeping the snow).

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Fernie
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Location and Map

Where is Fernie?

This ski resort is in the Canadian Rockies in British Columbia.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Fernie is Canadian Rockies, 87 minutes drive away.

Glacier Park airport is also within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 10 ski lifts are able to uplift 13,716 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, with 2 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Fernie open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is early December, and usual closing is Late April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

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