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Fernie Alpine Resort

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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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SSShhhh! This place is a secret gem.

A great little traditional mining town full of character. Mostly local owned shops and plenty of choices to eat to suit all budgets. The ski hill is approx 5 miles away from the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A great little traditional mining town full of character. Mostly local owned shops and plenty of choices to eat to suit all budgets. The ski hill is approx 5 miles away from the town. Fernie Alpine resort has lots of accommodation all very close to the ski hill where there is plenty of space to ski. Rarely lift queues and... More 

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Grande Prairie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Only hill I wake up at a ridiculous time and wake up stoked - this hill is never ending and simply amazing. Always powder to be found.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Skiing is one of those hit and miss things. You can get lucky.....or not. Fernie historically has a lot of snow each year and when we were there it didn't disappoint. Lots of terrain to explore and plenty for everyone. Love the open bowls and steeps but there are also lots of touring and carving runs.I had to laugh at... More 

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Moose Jaw
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 

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Address: 5339 Fernie Ski Hill Rd, Fernie, British Columbia V0B 1M6, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-423-4655
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Fernie

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