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Fernie Alpine Resort

Planned opening date for the 2020/21 season:  December 5.

The terrain at Fernie is uniquely suited to take full advantage of the abundance of snow. Five vast, glorious alpine bowls spill down from the serrated limestone ridge of the Lizard Range.

Fernie skiers and riders are still talking about the new Polar Peak lift, installed 2011/12 ski season, it increases the resort’s vertical by 222 metres (740 ft) to a substantial 1,065 m (3,550 ft). And, the Polar Peak lift provides skiers and boarders access to the ‘above treeline’ experience off the summit of one of the highest peaks in the Lizard Range. This new area has added over 20 new runs for the resort. It’s no wonder, Fernie Alpine Resort was awarded ‘Best North American Resort’ at the 2012 World Snow Awards in London.

New & Notable for the 2019/20 winter season, Nov 30, 2019 to March 12, 2020

  • The early riser who skins up gets the best run to ski down. You can join a Winter Sports School ski touring expert from the resort who will lead skiers up a designated run (with equipment that allows you to glide uphill) to learn backcountry basics.
  • Now featuring the latest craft and Stoli for your tasting pleasures, Fernie’s new sub-zero Ice Bar at Lizard Creek Lodge is the perfect complement to a day on the slopes. The Ice Bar’s expert staff guides visitors through a tasting of vodka and Champagne. No reservations are required and guests can cool down here year round.

2019/20 Lift Tickets
$119.95 Adult (18+)
$95.95 Senior (65+)
$89.95 Youth (13-17)
$47.95 Child (6-12)
5 years & under ski free
(rates do not include tax)


30% Beginner
40% Intermediate
30% Expert
1,065 m / 3,550 ft – Vertical 2,504
Acres skiable area 11 m / 37 ft
142 Runs

Cross-Country: 12 km (7.5 mi) groomed trails adjacent to the resort

Facilities: Ski Shop, restaurants, bars, lounge, rental shop, day care, ski school, sleigh rides, general store, central guest check-in, shuttle between downtown and resort

Accommodation: On-mountain and in town accommodation

To complement the over 2,500 acres, an amazing 1,065 m (3,550 ft) of vertical and five bowls filled with amazing skiing and riding fun, Fernie has all kinds of activities for all ages including the new Winter Skills Course, Kids Wings Program, Kids Apres and Geocaching! Try out the latest craze in winter adventure, with the new zipline ride, available during the holiday season. With constant dedication to the mountain conditions and 29 feet of annual snowfall pounding down on the mountain, new for this winter is enhanced on-mountain signage and also an enhanced trail map that now highlights the diverse terrain across the 5 bowls.

Fernie is known for featuring live musical acts on a regular basis as a committed part to local culture and arts. New to the musical venues at the resort is the Lost Boys Cafe where music from local musicians can be enjoyed over a delicious Mogul Smoker at the top of the mountain! Outstanding, value priced Ski & Stay packages are available. Choose from a variety of accommodations including ski-in ski-out, downtown, townhouse/condo, bed & breakfast or private home rentals.

Contact Information

5339 Fernie Ski Hill Road


V0B 1M6



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