Imagine thousands of acres of terrain covered with feather-light powder. Envision dramatic peaks and 360 Rocky Mountain views. Add to it a classic ski town with a welcoming community and cool local vibe. That’s Fernie, B.C.
Just north of the Canada / US border and only a short drive from Kalispell, Montana, Fernie is easy to get to. This small mountain community also happens to have everything you need to make your winter vacation dreams come true.
Downhill Skiing at Fernie Alpine Resort
Part of the renowned Powder Highway®, Fernie Alpine Resort is a full-service ski-in ski-out resort, that features five alpine bowls with 146 runs, 10 lifts and diverse terrain that caters to all abilities, whether you like to stay on groomed runs or chase powder among the trees. With an average annual snowfall of 30 feet, Fernie’s ski and snowboard season starts in early December and lasts until mid-April, providing ample opportunities to get out and ride.
On-mountain lodging, dining and spa options make for a great resort experience for couples, friends and families alike. The resort is located only 5 miles from Historic Downtown Fernie and is easily accessible with the local #FernieStoke Ski Shuttle, operating daily until late evening.
World-class Cat Skiing
Cat skiing in the Canadian Rocky Mountains should be on every serious skier or snowboarder’s bucket list. Legendary powder turns and epic terrain are literally just a cat ride away. Single-day guided cat skiing tours are available with the pros from Fernie Wilderness Adventures, while Island Lake Lodge is the ultimate destination for luxury multi-day cat skiing experiences.
Historic Downtown and Winter Fun for Non-Skiers
Not a fan of the slopes? Not a problem, there is plenty to explore and experience for everyone. Fernie boasts over 28 miles of groomed Cross-Country skiing trails for all levels in four beautiful areas. There are also dozens of multi-use trails great for fat biking or snowshoeing.
And if you get tired of all the outdoor adventures, you can recharge while exploring Historic Downtown Fernie. Lined with century-old buildings, this is where you’ll find charming boutique shops and art galleries, spas, cafes, and locally owned restaurants. Experience the taste of Fernie by visiting the local distillery, coffee roasters, traditional chocolate maker or the nearby brewery.
Plan a trip to Fernie, BC this winter and save 20-30% on everything thanks to the great exchange rate. Find out more at VisitFernieBC.com.