Fernie Alpine Resort resort review

Snowboard Guide rating 8 out of 10 “Excellent open bowl freeriding on crowd free slopes and a mountain with a good annual snow record. Good for beginners and ideal for natural freestlye riding.”



Trees and great off-piste



Only a small rail park



Lots of well groomed runs

Mountain stats

Top lift:2134m
Vertical drop:1082m
Bottom lift:1068m

LiftsLift count : 6 x Chairlifts   3 x Drag-lifts  

Ride area 2500acres

Total Pistes:142
Longest Piste:5 km / 3 miles - Falling Star

Fernie Alpine Resort deservedly has a reputation for being a powder paradise. With an average annual snowfall of 875cm and enough steep gladed terrain to keep you entertained for the longest of stays, it is not surprising that it has become so popular, especially with the Antipodean snowboarding contingent. Since the take over by Resorts of the Canadian Rockies the ski area has doubled in size. Last year saw the new Polar Peak lift installed and the resort now openes its the doors to 5 bowls including, Timber, Currie and Siberia that offer some of the mountains most challenging terrain. Beginners, intermediate and advanced riders will feel equally at home on the slopes and if for some reason you decide to leave your board at home for the day, there are a number of activities from dog sledding to snowmobiling that will entertain you.

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