Fernie Alpine Resort Review

by: anonymous_user - Mar 10, 2008

  • Overall Rating 5
  • Family Friendly 2
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 5
  • Terrain Park 1
  • Nightlife 4

    Date Visited: Mar 10, 2008


Full review

What can I say other than this place has gone straight to the top of our list of most desired ski resorts !

The mountain had plenty of challenging and varied terrain and the quality of snow was as good as you would ever hope to get. The mountain seemed to suit a much broader range of ski levels than we expected with plenty of cruising greens and blues down low and some much more challenging "dark" blues and blacks up in the bowls. Lift queues were virtually non-existent during the week but, like all other resorts, it could get busier on weekends (not sure what the previous poster who complained about lift queues was comparing it to ?).

We stayed on mountain at Cornerstone Lodge which was within 100 metres of 3 chair lifts and the rooms were spacious with a good size kitchen and seperate bedroom. The village was a little bit spread out and there was limited number of bars and restaurants however, where the real action appeared to be was only 10 minutes away down in the main town. There is also a great range of accomodation to choose, from the on mountain luxury of Lizard Creek to the budget chain style hotels downtown.

Family activities (tubing, ice skating etc) are very limited so it may not be as suitable for kids as Big White or Sun Peaks but this place is alll about the skiing and for a very good reason.

We'll be back !

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