Nestled in the heart of the Rockies of southeast British Columbia and just a 2-hour drive from the Kalispell airport, Montana, lies a friendly mountain community known for its legendary powder, classic ski town feel, and friendly residents.
Adventurous at heart. Friendly by nature.
The dramatic peaks of Canadian Rocky Mountains completely encircle Fernie’s world-class ski and outdoor adventure destination. Abundant open spaces and an average snowfall of 30 ft make for a true winter wonderland. Situated on the Powder Highway, this area benefits from the best of the northwest weather effect known locally as the ‘Fernie Factor’ that continuously brings waves of fresh ‘champagne’ powder, turning each day into a thrilling new adventure.
Winter Fun in Fernie, BC
Whether you are visiting for a weekend or a week, there is much to explore and experience. Fernie Alpine Resort, a full-service ski resort located just 3 miles (5km) from town and easily accessible with the local ski-shuttle, offers 142 runs for all levels and extensive gladed terrain for the more experienced. For a taste of even more epic powder skiing and snowboarding, visitors can book a single day or two of cat-skiing with Fernie Wilderness Adventures.
Self-powered trail adventures in Fernie have become increasingly popular. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy over 31 miles (50km) of groomed track-set cross-country skiing trails or rent fat bikes and snowshoes.
Fernie’s Historic Downtown, Après & Spa
Historic Downtown Fernie, with its century old heritage buildings, offers an inviting collection of charming stores, galleries, restaurants, pubs, cafes, and spas to enjoy.
For a community of just over 5,000 residents, there is a surprising abundance of dining styles and options available from sushi to pub fare to international cuisine. Beer and kombucha are both brewed in Fernie, while Fernie Distillers create artisan spirits. Beanpod Chocolate, Coffee and Gelato is one of North America’s best bean-to bar traditional chocolate makers.
Well Worth the Trip
With a charming Historic Downtown, diverse dining and shopping options, and a vibrant arts and culture scene, Fernie has become the perfect mountain getaway in any season. A wide variety of on-mountain and in-town lodging caters to all budgets and preferences. With international travel now being open, U.S. travellers save 20 to 25 percent on everything with the currency exchange.
The heart and soul of Fernie is the camaraderie and goodwill of shared experience. Visit Fernie with friends or loved ones and experience an unforgettable winter in the Canadian Rockies. Ski & Stay Packages now available at ExploreFernie.com