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Fernie Alpine Resort Reviews

Reviews for Fernie Alpine

Read skier and snowboarder-submitted reviews on Fernie Alpine that rank the ski resort and mountain town on a scale of one to five stars for attributes such as terrain, nightlife and family friendliness. See how Fernie Alpine stacks up in the reviews, on and off the slopes, from skiing and family activities to the après scene. Read up on pros, cons and other comments in reviews left by fellow skiers and riders. Don't forget to submit your own Fernie Alpine review! Scroll to the bottom of this page to let other travelers know about your skiing and resort experience. For more destination information, click Add to Compare to see a side-by-side comparison of Fernie Alpine vs. other ski resorts (up to 10 total).

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Mike Boychuk
Great snow great conditions. Also great to see loads of kids learning to ski with ski school. Friendly and fun atmosphere. Lots to do in town that is 5min away from base. Parking shuttles and downtown shuttles make everything really. Great for larger groups too as you can rent great places like the Timbers. Something for everyone at Fernie. ... Full Review
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2 years ago
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I’ve been skiing at Fernie for 4 years. I absolutely love it here! The environment is great and the workers are all very nice and fun. Doesn’t have as many expert runs as beginner or intermediate but the Powder skiing is amazing!... Full Review
Great Powder Skiing, good weat...
Slow lifts, small lodges (can ...
2 years ago
Jo Jen
I’ve been coming to fernie for years and for the most part I like it, but the lift prices are bordering on outrageous. Just because whistler is $200 a day doesn’t mean this place needs to go in a similar direction. It rains often here, it’s windy and they often close many of the lifts due to avalanche risk. If you guys are gonna charge so much then maybe you need to take out that t bar at the bottom of boomerang and replace it with a real lift. While you’re at it, the bear chair is garbage too. On a nice day tho, the mountain is so beautiful and the powder is heaven. Just wish Canada could have apres like they do in the alps. It’s depressing that there are so few options after a nice day of runs.... Full Review
Fun when there’s powder and AL...
Expensive, terrible apres, out...
2 years ago
Joe undefined
Best hill near Calgary ... Full Review
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More food choices on mountain ...
2 years ago
Matt undefined
Love Fernie so much I bought a second home there.... Full Review
Great snow/ lots of terrain/ a...
Need some more lifts
2 years ago
Keith Rosenfeld
Fernie is a great family mountains and the town is lovely and friendly. You can blast blues all day and the beginners in your group will have plenty of runs on which to learn. If you want variety, it's an easy drive to Castle and Red Mountain. So, you can easily enjoy a full week of skiing with plenty of variety... Full Review
Fun, easy skiing
not a lot of challenging areas
2 years ago
Matt undefined
Best mountain anywhere near Calgary. Much better value and better snow than Louise or sunshine. ... Full Review
Amazing snow - awesome town, g...
Could use faster lifts
3 years ago
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Love Fernie. Best mountain close to Calgary!... Full Review
Awesome snow - better than Ban...
Need more food on mountain
3 years ago
mmuldoon57
Fernie is my favorite. We have skied most Canadian Resorts and some American. We have skied with family and without. With family we love the reasonably priced ski in ski outs. Griz is dated but its a gold mine for location. Its easy to keep track of everybody for meet ups. Staff is always amazing in good times and bad times on this hill. Without family the resort lacks intermediate meets expert terrain. By this I mean those of us who are intermediate can't always visually track those of us who are expert. On mountain Apres ski is minimsl compared to a Silver Star or Whistler Blacombe.... Full Review
Accessibility from accomodatio...
Apres ski is not well advertis...
3 years ago
Dale Andersen
I love Fernie! This includes the Griz!! Powder and tree skiing is second to none! If you love powder and bowls this is the place! Don't come expecting valet parking and spas everywhere! While there are 3 spas available, Fernie is a friendly, family oriented ski town!! There is a difference between ski resort and ski town, and I always prefer the town! The experience is fabulous, food is excellent, & I could easily live there! Snowmobiling is excellent as well!... Full Review
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Not a built up BlackcombWhistl...
3 years ago
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