Nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, you will find one of BC’s unspoiled treasures. Surrounded by myth and legend as well as majestic mountains, Fernie takes it‘s name from it‘s founder William Fernie. Learn about the legend of the Ghost Rider while you‘re here, or find out how the Three Sisters Mountain came to be. Located in the Elk Valley of British Columbia , Fernie is an area well known for it’s pristine wilderness and enough outdoor pursuits to satisfy every appetite, from beginners, to the most extreme athletes. Stay in town and enjoy the great shopping in historic downtown, or enjoy one of our many great festivals and events that are hosted here every year.
During the winter months the valley draws skiers and boarders alike, to some of the most lustrous powder on the continent, averaging 8.8m (29ft) a year. It’s not considered one of the best resorts along the powder highway for nothing! Fernie Alpine Resort has over 2500 acres of skiable terrain, 142 named runs, 5 alpine bowls and an exceptional beginners area. We can also boast the most vertical in the Canadian Rockies, thanks to the latest addition of the Polar Peak chair. Fernie is a true winter playground for skiers and riders of all levels. Alternatively, you can take to the back country on our extensive maintained trail system with your cross country skis, snowshoes or snowmobile.
If that isn’t enough to tempt you, then you should definitely come for our summers. When the sun comes out in Fernie, so do the mountain bikers and they take to the same thrilling slopes that skiers careened down only months before. Golfers in the valley enjoy a spectacular panorama as they try to drive and putt their way to par at the Fernie Golf & Country Club. On the regions rivers and streams, fishermen, rafters and kayakers find an idyllic getaway. Clear streams and cool rivers are ideal for trout, drawing fly rods to our world renowned river banks. Some prefer to just hike the well trodden trails or even discover some new ones.
As we say here in Fernie….come for the winter, stay for the summer.