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About Fernie

Skiing in Canada offers stunning scenery.
There is superb quality and quantity of annual snowfall.
The atmosphere is friendly and there are no language barriers.
Customer services are excellent.

Formerly known as "Snow Valley", Fernie is 3.5 hours from Calgary International airport and 1 hour from Cranbrook airport. Fernie is in the heart of B.C wilderness corridor, spanning the beautiful Elk Valley and the unspoiled grandeur of the Canadian Rockies. In the late 1800's Fernie was a bustling mining town. Much of its original character remains and can be seen in the historical downtown.

The ski hill, located 4 km from the town, is famous for its amazing annual snowfalls (875 cm or 37 ft on average). It's "snow guarantee" above that of any other resort in the Canadian Rockies due to its unique positioning within a delicate micro-climate. To this day, Fernie is proud not to be overrun by mass tourism, offering more overall space, freedom of the slopes, and rarely any lift line-ups. These factors maximize skiing and riding time.

Ski Hill Facts:
2500+ acres ski-able terrain
Total trails: 142 named runs
30% beginner runs
40% intermediate runs
30% advanced/expert runs
More expert terrain than most ski areas of this size.

5 alpine bowls with tree and gladed ski runs
Longest run Falling Star 5 km
4 quad chairs (2 high-speed)
3 triple chairlifts
3 drag lifts
Uphill capacity 14,916 skiers per hour

S, N, E facing slopes
Vertical rise: 1,082m / 3,550 ft
Base Elevation: 1,052m / 3,450 ft
Summit Elevation: 2,134m / 7,000 ft

50kms groomed cross-country trails
7000+ acres of cat skiing / riding terrain

Fernie has won numerous awards including;
Best ski resort for Powder - Telegraph, UK
#3 in the Top 25 Ski resorts in the World - Snow Addiction
Best Resort in North America - World Snow Awards
World's 25 Best Ski Towns and Best Winter Trip - National Geographic
One of the top 6 Powder Destinations on the Planet - Fall Line Skiing magazine
Along with Resort of the Year, Best Little Town in BC, Coolest Town in North America, Friendliest place on Earth, Best deck Party and many more which can be seen on the links page.

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