Fernie Winter Travel Guide - Page 4

Fernie Alpine Resort Most Runs, Most Vertical, Most Snow in the Canadian Rockies Situated along the Powder Highway in the southeast corner of the BC Rockies, Fernie Alpine Resort benefits from the best of the northwest weather effect. The encircling mountains create a microclimate – bringing wave after wave of fresh white powder snow and turning each day into a thrilling new adventure of ever-changing vistas and discoveries. An average of over 30 feet of snow per season and 142 runs for all abilities would be enough to keep most skiers and riders happy; add to this high-speed quads with virtually no lift lines, 5 alpine bowls, extensive gladed terrain, plus the joy of skiing without the need to acclimatize, and you may just think you’ve hit the winter jackpot. Blue runs offering extensive intermediate terrain conveniently connect to gently graded and immacultely groomed beginner runs. The sheltering ridges of the Lizard Range tower over the expansive glades and open profiles of the alpine bowls at the Resort’s powder-packed upper reaches. Steep, deep and daring advanced terrain is featured across the mountain, with black and double diamond runs adding challenging aspects and extreme gradient powder runs for confident intermediates, experts and above. More than a ski destination, there is a passionate outdoor culture here that celebrates the natural beauty of the Rocky Mountain environment and all it offers. Share stories with new friends as you dine and après around the resort village, then soothe the day’s accomplishments at the resort spa or chalet hot tub. View ski & stay offers online at explorefernie.com or call 1-877-933-7643. Young or young at heart, Fernie caters to everyone