Quiet slopes, good intermediate and advanced skiing and some incredible powder bowls.
- Averaging around 30ft of powder annually, the snow is also much drier than that of coastal Whistler.
- Very quiet runs during the week and a sleepy mountain mining town, full of period buildings.
- Biggest vertical in the Canadian Rockies at 3,550ft, with great views from atop the Lizard Range.
Once your legs start to hurt you can ski down to the base village where there are a few inviting bars full of friendly locals and staff. There’s pretty much a fifty-fifty split in the number of restaurants in the Fernie ski resort base village and Fernie town, which is 7km down the road. The ski bus runs between the two but you might prefer being at the base of the mountain – although prices in town are slightly cheaper.
There are a few local legends from the First Nations People. One of which is the Ghostrider – it’s a great tale but more importantly is also the name of the local ice hockey team in Fernie. There’s usually a match on, and catching this atmospheric spectacle is an absolute must.
Ski Guiding: Free Mountain Hosts available daily to show you around the mountain (not suitable for beginners). This service is provided by local hosts and not Crystal Staff.
Please note: If you're travelling to Canada you'll need to complete an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA), at a cost of $7, as early as possible after booking as they can take longer than 72 hours to process. You can apply online now at www.Canada.ca/eta
Top 3 accommodations in Fernie
Lizard Creek Lodge
from £1145 per person
Fernie Slopeside Lodge
from £959 per person
Park Place Lodge
from £1096 per person
Free ski carriage to Canada
Fly with Air Canada and pay nothing for your ski carriage.
Kids Ski Free
Free lift pass for children aged 5 years and under. Available all season.
Fernie lift pass includes a ski-away day at Kimberley and Kicking Horse. Transport is not included.
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