- 22 Resorts
- Consistent Snow
- Diverse destinations
- Resorts open before those of many other states
- Home to Vail, Beaver Creek, Copper Mountain
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The ski area is three miles from the town of Fernie in southeastern British Columbia on the west side of the Canadian Rockies. Known for its inbound steeps, Fernie has been compared to Red Mountain, Alta, Snowbird, Crested Butte, and Jay Peak. It has five alpine bowls that are only partially groomed. For starters, take a complimentary tour to learn your way around this complex mountain.
Calgary International Airport (YYC), a 3.5 hour drive, is serviced from most major North American and European cities. Arrive in Calgary via Air Canada, Continental, Delta, Horizon, United, US Airways, American, Westjet, British Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, and others.
Cranbrook International Airport (YXC) is one and a quarter hours from Fernie and accessible by regional air service from Air Canada Jazz and Pacific Coast Airlines, along with Delta/Northwest's direct service from Salt Lake City.
Glacier International Airport in Kalispell, Mont. (FCA) is two hours away, while Spokane International Airport (GEG) is a four hour drive from Fernie. Both airfields are serviced by Delta/Northwest and Alaska/Horizon Airlines.
Fernie Alpine Resort is located in the southeast corner of the British Columbia Rockies, 200 miles from Calgary. Take Highway 2 from Calgary and motor south to Nanton. Pick up Highway 3 approximately 40 miles from the Alberta and U.S. borders. The resort is three miles from the city of Fernie and only one mile up the hill from the highway intersection.
Use Highways 3, 3B and 93, then back to 3B and 3 when traveling from Cranbrook and Fernie. It is a 60-mile journey.
It's Highways 93, 3 and 3B that will take you the 120 miles from Kalispell to Fernie.
The road to Fernie will lead you through spectacular mountain scenery. The drive is easy with no major mountain passes and the roads are well maintained.
Your trip here is part of the alpine resort experience. Be alert and you'll see big horn sheep, elk, moose, and deer as you venture into the heartland of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
The Shuttle offers two return trips daily between Calgary International Airport and Fernie. Telephone 250-423-4023.
Fernie has no public transportation system. Everything in the town is within walking distance. Smokey Mountain Ski Shuttle offers regular shuttle service between the town of Fernie and the Ski Resort. A one-way ride is $3.
Kootenay Taxi (250-423-4409; www.kootenaytaxi.com)
Star Taxi (250-426-3888)