Fernie

Fernie is a town in British Columbia Canada. Originally a mining town, it's location in the Canadian Rockies has led to the development of the Fernie Alpine Resort (FAR). Fernie is renowned for its powder skiing and snowboarding - the resort receives an average of 875cm of snow per year!

Get in

The Three Sisters and Mount Proctor, as seen from central Fernie

The closest airports to Fernie are Cranbrook and Calgary. Cranbrook currently only services domestic flights, but improvements are underway to upgrade it to an international airport. Shuttles to Fernie from these airports run regularly but can be expensive. Greyhound offers busses from Calgary (5 hours), Vancouver (18 hours), and most resorts and towns in between.

Get around

Fernie has no public transport system. Fortunately everything in the town is within walking distance. There are a few options for getting from town to the resort and vice versa.

Do

Winter Sports

During winter months, skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, telemarking and whatever else takes your fancy are the focus of the entire town. The Fernie Alpine Resort offers amazing terrain and huge amounts of fresh powder on a regular basis. Season passes are $1139 and day tickets are $69.


Hiking

Heiko's trail up the Three Sisters mountain.

Ski Hill - If your looking for something relatively easy and close to town, hike up to the top of the ski hill. Nice view of the town from the top.

Island Lake Lodge - There is a large network of trails up by Island Lake Lodge. This includes walking through an old growth cedar forest. There are trail maps on virtual fernie.

Mt. Fisher - The tallest peak in the Kootenay Range at 9500' or close to 2900m. Although technically in Cranbrook it's only an hour drive from Fernie. It's a great Hike. The top part is bit of a scramble, it's recommended only for experienced hikers only.

Sleep

Budget

Mid-Range

Splurge

Go next

Routes through Fernie

Hope Cranbrook  W  E  Sparwood - Crowsnest Pass Lethbridge


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