Fernie Alpine, British Columbia

Fernie Alpine, British Columbia

Fernie Alpine, British Columbia
When we think of snowboarding/skiing in British Columbia, we often first think of the popular Olympic mountain Whistler Blackcomb. On the contrary, for more experienced riders or for those that want to explore new horizons, then you must visit Fernie Alpine.

Powder Paradise
If you love powdery light snow, then the 900 cm’s of annual snowfall is sure to give goose bumps down any serious riders neck. The mountain features a new Polar Peak lift, one of 10 that connect to 5 beginners to expert bowls. All riders are welcome to this mountain and the scenery may be more enticing to some then the actual astonishing terrain. There are 142 runs and 2,500-acres of rider-friendly terrain.

Village and Hospitality
Fernie Alpine resorts have been commended for their lodging and alpine cabins. Most of the accommodations are neatly located in forested acreages and all have amazing views of the white-tipped Rockies. There is not much of an actual village where you can easily fine dine like at Whistler, but that somewhat adds to the private and secluded winter ambiance. This is not to say that there is no great eats in this part of BC because Fernie is home to some of the best seafood in the world.

Extra Curricular Activities
Fernie is great for skiers and snowboarders, but also for people who just want to try something new. In fact, Fernie Alpine offers visitors the chance to go ice fishing; cat skiing, snowmobiling, snowbiking, and they also are likely to see some wildlife. And if you don’t know what cat skiing is, it is when a Snowcat vehicle takes you beyond the “normal peak” of the mountain and at the highest altitude that is comparable to elevations in Heli-skiing, which is also offered at Fernie.