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Fernie

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 Length220km
Highest Lift1,930m
Resort Height1,070m
 Nearest AirportsCanadian Rockies and Glacier Park
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Fernie

The Canadian ski resort of Fernie is in the Canadian Rockies at an altitude of 1,070m, with 220km of marked runs.

Summary

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

Skiing

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

Snowboarding

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?

The next notable snow forecast is 3cm, expected on 27 October, with around 9cm forecast over the next 7 days.

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Ski Area Stats

Fernie Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
47
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
36
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
23
Downhill
Total Length
220km
Cross Country
Total Length
14km
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
10

Altitudes

Fernie Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift1,930m
Lowest Piste1,070m
Resort Altitude (Fernie)1,070m
Max Vertical860m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Fernie
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers
Beginners
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

Location and Map

Where is Fernie?

This ski resort is in the Canadian Rockies.

Map

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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.

Infrastructure

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.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Fernie, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Fernie Tourist Office for the latest.

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