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Fernie Alpine Resort

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Address: 5339 Fernie Ski Hill Rd, Fernie, British Columbia V0B 1M6, Canada
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+1 250-423-4655
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Deep in the snow, high up on the Powder Highway, lies Fernie Alpine Resort....

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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Great Family Fun

My family and I had a wonderful time. We were well looked after. Lots of runs. Wish we had found the elk chair sooner. Would have been nicer to have the lifts run a bit... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Gayla R
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Gainsborough, Canada
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Gainsborough, Canada
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family and I had a wonderful time. We were well looked after. Lots of runs. Wish we had found the elk chair sooner. Would have been nicer to have the lifts run a bit longer, but overall we had a great experience!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite the rain that came in the day before the ski conditions were very good. We found quite a few good trails. There are a lot of good places to eat near the mountain.

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Thank Jiji K
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent ski resort with varied terrain across a large area. Several bowls with good chair access which caters well to both beginners and expert skiers. I went on the weekend and didn't find it to be crowded as compared to Whistler or the Seattle ski areas.

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Thank PerthExplorer18
London, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe picked the wrong time of year but runs were quite icy. Some of their blue (intermediate) runs seemed like black diamond runs. Very friendly and helpful staff.

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Thank Carina757
Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful mountain location with lots of hiking and walking opportunities. There is a wide variety of places to stay, all with magnificent mountain views. Taking the chair lift in the off season is an added bonus for wonderful scenery.

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Thank margandbarry
Devon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The resort is about 3/4 miles away from Fernie Town. Hitch hike down (really, this will not be a problem) and then book a shuttle back up if you are staying in the resort. Beware the Canadian piste rating system is different from Europe and get ready for some excellent customer service. The locals couldn't be more welcoming.

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Thank ski-time-Chris
Vancouver, Canada
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good solid snow. Lots of runs. Grooming machines kept the runs smooth and skiable. A good variety of runs. Friendly lifties. Will return some day.

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Thank GracesDad49
Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This ski hill would be amazing with some fresh powder; unfortunately, Mother Nature wasn't so cooperative. With the poor icy conditions, we were skied out fairly early in the day. The town of Fernie doesn't have much of a night life. There are a few great restaurants which I have reviewed as well. The sports shops are decent. The actual... More 

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Clarksville, Maryland, United States
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148 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The trail map doesn't begin to tell the story. This place has STEEP terrain at most of the upper lifts. Don't worry the lower third is easy greens, and the beginners never have to venture to the hard stuff. Be prepared though, when you hit a black trail it will be intense, many of the blues would be blacks at... More 

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kurmond, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited Fernie because my daughter was living and working at the ski resort. I had a good week and enjoyed skiing the slopes. I did find it a little more challenging than some of the ski fields I have skied at but enjoyed the challenge all the same.

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