Ski Season: Early December to Early April
Average Snowfall: 875 cm. or 29 feet Plus!
Trails: 142 defined trails, five alpine bowls & tree skiing
Vertical: 3,550′ or 1,082m
Elevation: Bottom: 1068m (3,500′) Top: 2,108m (6,916′)
Ski Terrain: 2500+ ACRES Beginner 30% Intermediate 40% Advanced 30%

Beginners

The Mini Moose and Mighty Moose lifts are the place to start for the wee ones in the group and for the ‘first timer’ skiers and snowboarders. For the ultimate confidence boost we recommend a lesson with the friendly Winter Sports School professionals. They will have you cruising with confidence and a smile! The Deer and Elk Chair lifts access wide open daily groomed rolling slopes perfect for all ages of beginner and intermediate skiers and riders. These well marked runs and return-to-base access will keep parents worry free.

Intermediates

The runs off the Elk Chair lift are some of the best to warm up your ski legs, then try the Boomerang Chair for the easiest access to the fabulous Cedar Bowl terrain. Most of the runs in Lizard and Cedar Bowls are marked blue/intermediate, choose your favorite of the day! The high speed Timber Bowl Express and White Pass Quad take you to new heights on the mountain and more than enough exciting terrain to explore. Need to get your bearings? Meet at the base area for a complimentary Mountain Host Tour departing at 9:30 and 1:00pm daily.

Experts

You will love this mountain! Unbelievable variety in terrain to explore (for days)! Glades, steeps, POWDER, bumps, you want it, you find it, you ski it! Advanced group lessons, specialty clinics, one-on-one privates, First Tracks Club, our Winter Sports School professionals are ready and waiting for you, stop by the Winter Sports School counter to register for all programs.
The Polar Peak Lift adds an above tree-line Bowl skiing experience with over 22 new runs and the incredible experience of skiing off the summit of one of the highest peaks in the Lizard Range. Many will enjoy making laps of the new Polar Peak Lift, others the thigh burning fun skiing some of the longest runs in the Canadian Rockies. The addition of the new runs off Polar Peak brought the total number of marked runs at Fernie Alpine Resort to 140 – the most Ski Runs in the Canadian Rockies!

Snowboarding

On the lower mountain, when snow conditions permit, the rail park will keep you coming back with quick access and the best in turn around time from the Deer Chair Lift. But remember, you have unlimited access to nature’s greatest features – our 2500+ acres of snow covered mountain – which features the best in natural gullies, hits, hip jumps, POWDER and more!

Lift Data

Lift Length Vertical
Mini Moose Conveyor Lift60′
18m
14′
4m
Mighty Moose Platter1000′
300m
150′
50m
Haul Back T-Bar1560′
480m
460′
140m
Deer Triple Chair2978′
908m
672′
205m
Elk Quad Chair4630′
1410m
1020′
310m
Great Bear Express Quad5085′
1550m
1541′
470m
Boomerang Triple Chair4040′
1230m
1640′
500m
Polar Peak Chair1950′
457m
1515′
386m
Timber Bowl Express Quad8763′
2671m
2152′
656m
Whitepass Quad Chair3773′
1150m
1234′
376m

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