A lot of UK skiers go to Fernie, attracted by low prices. But it isn't a main stream resort. It's a niche place with great steep and deep powder skiing, but the lack of off-slope facilities and the limited intermediate terrain means we don't recommend it to everyone. But for Jackson Hole/Kicking Horse type skiers/boarders, it can be great fun.

Photo Credit: Terry Parker/Steve Cuff/Henry Georgi
Impressive advanced skiing with superb bowls and acres of tree skiing
Great two-centre with Kicking Horse
Good snow record
Good stop en-route from Calgary to Big Mountain in Montana
Non-stop flights
Very limited for intermediates
Extremely limited resort infrastructure
Long transfers
Sells out early

The resort is small and there aren't a lot of extra amenities to be had. But that isn't the focus for coming to Fernie. The town is a true working town with a few bars and restaurants. There is a small mixture of accommodation to choose from both at the resort and in town, but all in all, staying at the mountain makes the most sense.

Let us know what you are looking for and we will advise on the best options for you.


Fernie's appeal is that it is a ski area, not a resort. This is a place to get out on a challenging mountain with great snow conditions, have a beer or two after a hard days ski, sleep well, and then get up and do it again the next day. Just keep in mind to book early, the area tends to sell out for the whole season before Christmas!

Day Trip Options: Kimberley

Two Centre Options: Big Mountain, Banff/Lake Louise, Panorama, Red Mountain

For more information on Fernie or any other destination ~ please email us for more details or call us on 01892 779909