Located in the Elk valley hugged by the peaks of the BC Rocky Mountains, Fernie today is an area renowned for pristine wilderness and bountiful outdoor activities. Stay in town and enjoy the great shopping in Historic downtown or enjoy one of our many great festivals and events Fernie hosts every year.
During winter months, the valley draws skiers and boarders to some of the most lustrous powder on the continent, averaging 8.8 m (29 Ft.) a year. Fernie Alpine Resort has over 2500 acres of skiable terrain, 142 named runs, 5 alpine bowls and an exceptional beginner’s area, Fernie is a true winter playground for skiers and riders of all levels. Also now featuring the most snow, most ski runs, and biggest vertical in the Rockies! Alternately you can take to the backcountry on our extensive maintained trail system with your cross-country skis, snowshoes or snowmobile.
In summer, mountain bikers take on the hills with fiery determination, re-using the same thrilling slopes skiers careened down 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 region’s rivers and streams, fishers, 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 throughout the region.