Famous for its powder and its uncrowded slopes

Situated in a microclimate, Fernie, is renowned for receiving superb quality and quantity of annual snowfall. There are no language barriers, excellent customer service, friendly atmosphere and stunning scenery.


The Resort

Fernie Alpine Resort, formerly known as “Snow Valley”, is located 4 km from the town, 3 km from the lodge. It boasts an average of 900 cm or 30 ft of snow annually. Skiing/riding time is maximised due to the lack of crowds and lift line-ups. The resort offers a huge variety of on and off piste terrain for every level. Beginners can learn on gentle, wide open runs. Intermediate and advanced levels will continually discover the endless thrills out there. Fernie is known for having more expert terrain than most ski areas.

Photo credit: Henry Georgi

The Town

Fernie is in the SE corner of BC, in the Canadian Rockies and is rooted in the beautiful Elk Valley. In the late 1800's Fernie became a bustling mining town, much of its original character can be seen and felt in the historical downtown. Quaint and rich in history, it has now grown into a world class winter and summer hub for all mountain sports, fishing, river sports as well as a thriving arts, culture and music scene. Offering quality restaurants, bars, coffee shops, a brewery, gear and gift shops, stores selling local art, a museum and friendly locals and legends.


Driving to Fernie:

  • Calgary, AB: 3.5 hours

  • Cranbrook, BC: 1 hour

  • Kalispell, MT: 2 hours

  • Vancouver, BC: 11 hours

Powder Highway locations:

  • Panorama Resort: 2.5 hours

  • Kicking Horse: 3.5 hours

  • Revelstoke: 5.5 hours

  • Red Mountain: 4 hours

  • Whitewater Resort: 4 hours


Ski Hill Facts


2500+ acres (all skiable terrain)
Total trails: 142 named runs
30% beginner runs
40% intermediate runs
30% advanced/expert runs
More expert terrain than most ski areas


5 alpine bowls with gladed ski runs
Longest run 5 km (Falling Star)
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


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