Nestled right in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Fernie is a resort that has gained a deserved reputation amongst British skiers in recent years for its challenging terrain, excellent snow record, stunning scenery and peaceful atmosphere.
With a lower mountain devoted to beginners, and plenty of steep and deep for more advanced riders, Fernie is a fantastic resort for all ability levels. The quiet slopes also make it ideal for schools and colleges.
Originally a mining town, you’ll find Rocky Mountain character rather than high-end shops in Fernie. The downtown area offers some shops, bars and restaurants and lies just 5km from the ski area.
The après scene in Fernie is also excellent. Mountain heritage snowshoe tours, Fernie Ghostriders ice-hockey games, cross country skiing, and everything in between, means constant entertainment for any school group travelling to Fernie.
Fernie Resort Facts
|Winter Season||December – April|
|Lift Range||1068m – 2149m|
|Total Piste Length||2500 Acres|
|Longest Run (km)||5|
|Number of Slopes||10|
|Beginner Runs %||30|
|Intermediate Runs %||40|
|Advanced Runs %||30|
|Number of Lifts||10|
Fernie Après Ski Activities
- Sports Centre
- Ice Skating
- Movie Evening
- Outlet Shopping
- Quiz Evening
- Presentation Evening with Certificates
Best Western Fernie Mountain Lodge ***
The Best Western Fernie Mountain lodge is situated in the East Kootenays in beautiful British Columbia. The wonderful Canadian Rockies is so close to the hotel and the ski area is only 10 minutes drive. The hotel has many facilities on offer including a fully-equipped fitness centre, heated indoor pool and both indoor and outdoor hot tubs. World class skiing in Fernie Alpine Resort can be found just ten minutes drive from the hotel. Rooms sleep 2-4 people and are all large with ensuite facilities. The hotel provides an ideal location for groups and is a comfortable choice for your School ski trip.
Hotel Capacity: 200 Beds
Breakfast: Buffet Breakfast
Lunch: Hot Lunch in Mountain Restaurant
Dinner: 3 Course evening meal in Hotel/local restaurant
Private Facilities: All rooms are en suite
Ski In/Out: No, but located 10 minutes from the slopes
Hotel Amenities: Fully-equipped fitness centre, heated indoor pool and both indoor and outdoor hot tubs