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“Good hill but...... ”

Fernie Alpine Resort
Ranked #1 of 33 things to do in Fernie
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Fernie, Canada
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6 reviews
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“Good hill but...... ”
Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

The skiing is awesome but most of the staff I came across seemed to be bothered by having to help. But my biggest complaint is the lack of WIFI in the village area. It is 2014 and wifi should be available for all at no charge. It is a minimal investment for RCR to make and would please many guests.

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Calgary, Canada
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Best meeting place for beginners”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

The restaurant of this resort is the closest and easiest to reach for beginners (Mini and Mighty Mouse Chairs), so we used it during our time as central meeting place with our family covering the whole range from bunny to black slopes. Just wish they would shovel and opening through the snowpile next to the road - tough for beginners to cross a 500m mound of ice in boots!

Visited December 2013
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7 reviews
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“Fun times”
Reviewed December 26, 2013

We had a great Christmas Day experience at Fernie Alpine Resort. The staff were all very friendly and made it seem like they were having a great Christmas, even though they had to work. The hills had decent snow coverage, but I'll make sure to visit next time after a good dumping because even the blue runs can be quite challenging (steep) here.
Lunch and beer at the Griz was good. Overall, beautiful surroundings, five (5!) bowls and a friendly atmosphere.

Visited December 2013
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Kimberley, Canada
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44 reviews
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“Great Skiing”
Reviewed December 16, 2013

Great hill but poorly marked for the new skiers to the hill. Kelseys was closed for lunch, odd, and the griz pub menu had a poor selection so we left and ate downstairs in the cafeteria which had a much better selection.

Visited December 2013
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Jindabyne
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9 reviews
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“The Griz Ski Lodge - a great, warm and friendly place to stay”
Reviewed December 11, 2013

The Griz Ski Lodge is a ski in and ski out accommodation. The facilities were excellent and the staff extremely friendly and accommodating. We stayed in the one bedroom and loft accommodation and it was very homely and welcoming after a day on the hill. The rooms were warm and fully self contained which made for an enjoyable and cost effective holiday. Highly recommended. We will be back for sure.

Visited December 2013
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