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Address: 5339 Fernie Ski Hill Rd, Fernie, British Columbia V0B 1M6, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-423-4655
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Activities: Skiing
Description: Deep in the snow, high up on the Powder Highway, lies Fernie Alpine...
Deep in the snow, high up on the Powder Highway, lies Fernie Alpine Resort. With 37 feet of perfect powder, stunning scenery, 5 huge alpine bowls and endless downhill thigh burning runs. Don't miss an opportunity to fall in love with Fernie, start in the large Learning Area at the base of the mountain serviced by its own t-bar lift, once comfortable you have a huge resort full of secret powder pockets and hidden mountain spots to keep you occupied throughout your skiing/riding career! Find out why Fernie has been named as a Top 25 Ski Town in the World, Best Winter Trip and Coolest Town in North America in recent years.
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We got lucky

We've been skiing Fernie for years. When it is good it is VERY good but when it is bad it is ugly. We were a family that got lucky on March 16 - an unbelievable amount of pure... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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Moose Jaw
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Moose Jaw
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We've been skiing Fernie for years. When it is good it is VERY good but when it is bad it is ugly. We were a family that got lucky on March 16 - an unbelievable amount of pure powder that lasted until the end of the week (almost). You couldn't ask for better conditions - cool ... 80+ cm. at... More 

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canada
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94 reviews 94 reviews
45 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

It's been a poor season for every ski hill in Western Canada and Fernie is no exception. I was really looking forward to snowboarding here but wasn't able to due to poor conditions. It was raining hard and the wind was blowing. The bottom half of the hill is brown grass and mud. It's too bad because this looks like... More 

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Manitoba, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The lack of snow at the lower elevations this spring is dissappointing however the higher elevations , namely Timber, Polar Peak, Lizard, and Cedar did a great job of keeping us smiling. Still worth the trip from Manitoba !! I would rate it 5/5 if the bottom was also open. Staff at Fernie both indoors and out are super friendly... More 

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141 reviews 141 reviews
34 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Sadly the snow was lacking this year but the facilities are above average and the hill staff extremely friendly and helpful. Fresh made beaver tails at the bottom of the hill were tasty. A number of choices for restaurants and pubs. Will be back.

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Red DEER
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Mother nature was against them all year but they are still going. We have had passes here for the last ten years experiencing most years over 1000cms.We came out to ski March 20 and could not believe you could still ski to the bottom.Yes a lot of the runs are bare but we still found good snow most of the... More 

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Regina, Saskatchewan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Fernie does struggle from time to time with rain and this year 2015 a lack of snow that has plagued a lot of the West. But having gone there for years, don't write them off on the basis of either one bad snow season or a trip that encounters rain. Fernie has a lot more variety than the Banff area.... More 

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Calgary
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84 reviews 84 reviews
27 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The hill is in terrible shape. They are still charging full cost "because the upper bowls are great". Ha ha. I tried an upper bowl and ended up surrounded by avalanche signs and they had to ski over bushes to get out. Do not go. it should be closed.

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Legendarypowder, Public Relations Manager at Fernie Alpine Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your note. Yep...it is true mother nature has many sides to her. But that is also what makes Fernie famous for deep powder. Because if we did not get as much moisture as we do we would not have the over 40 feet of snow we have had in recent years. We hope that you will return... More 

southern alberta
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26 reviews 26 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Limited runs were open and still charge full price for a lift ticket. Late spring skiing .... And could only download to get back to the bottom and they still charge full price. Every other hill I have been to would have discounted their tickets. Disgusting business practice especially as we were there for a kids completion and we had... More 

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Legendarypowder, Public Relations Manager at Fernie Alpine Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for visiting Fernie Alpine Resort. Fernie is known for getting lots of moisture and most of the time we are fortunate because it falls in the form of snow contributing to the more than 40 feet of snow we usually get each winter. Unfortunately this did not happen during your visit although i understand... More 

Poulsbo, Washington
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Visited week of 3/1/15. Avoid. Resort planned for skiers with cars & skis only. Performance ski rental monopoly a disgrace. Wind-scoured hard pack an all-to-common condition.

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Legendarypowder, Public Relations Manager at Fernie Alpine Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Fernie Alpine Resort! Thinking that you are referring to lodging options with your input about resort planned for car only. You might want to consider staying in one of the ski in and ski out lodging options next time so you don't have to drive. We have condo lodges, cabins, and private homes in the ski... More 

Calgary, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The hill wasn't very busy so their was no waiting to get on the lifts. Staff were friendly. They have a wide variety of lift options. I haven't been on a T-Bar in years, so that was fun! They have a lot of choices of runs for every level of skier. The views are stunning in every direction.

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