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Fernie Alpine Resort
Ranked #1 of 33 things to do in Fernie
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Deep in the snow, high up on the Powder Highway, lies Fernie Alpine Resort. With 37 feet of perfect powder, stunning scenery, 5 huge alpine bowls and endless downhill thigh burning runs. Don't miss an opportunity to fall in love with Fernie, start in the large Learning Area at the base of the mountain serviced by its own t-bar lift, once comfortable you have a huge resort full of secret powder pockets and hidden mountain spots to keep you occupied throughout your skiing/riding career! Find out why Fernie has been named as a Top 25 Ski Town in the World, Best Winter Trip and Coolest Town in North America in recent years.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Calgary, Canada
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2012

New lift is awesome! So much powder it was amazing. Next day was a bit icey but expected with the warm afternoon temperatures.

Visited March 2012
Thank Shannon M
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“10 meters of snowfall - Need I say more?”
Reviewed 27 March 2012

The best skiing ever is at Fernie Alpine Resort. Huge amounts of snowfall and absolutely no lineups. A bit pricey with very few services (bad day lodge, few restaurants), but for the skiing purist this is the place to be.

Visited March 2012
Thank BellacoolaFernie
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Powder, Powder, Powder”
Reviewed 25 March 2012

What a fabulous 2011-12 season! Of course it's not always that good but there's no guarantees anywhere. There is LOTS of terrain to choose from.

Thank Barb A
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London, United Kingdom
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250 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2012

I spent the 11/12 season in Fernie..at the time of writting (25th March) it had snowed over 10m and the snow pack was at over 4m. It snowed about 4 days a week on average and just gave the most amazing powder skiing I've ever had.
The mountain is split across 5 bowls which makes for great skiing (especially on the steep runs between the bowls) but isn't great for avalanche security. So the only real problem (except for the rubbish apres ski) is that when it snows heavily quite a bit of the mountain has to close to give the amazing ski patrol guys time to make the areas safe. But that does mean that the fresh powder is opened up gradually giving you fresh tracks days after the last snow fall.
And one new great addition is the Polar Peak lift which (when the conditions are right, it doesn't run in high winds or low viz) is the most amazing set of double diamond runs.

Thank JamesF_London
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Whistler, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fernie Alpine Lodge”
Reviewed 20 March 2012

Location Location Location a real skiers dream. Hot floors hot breakfast hot tub!! This place has it all!! Wifi and X-Box too!! But keep it tight this place is good...

Visited March 2012
Thank greg f
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