Fernie Alpine Resort

Fernie Alpine Resort is a ski resort, located on Lizard Range, near the town of Fernie, British Columbia in Canada. It is known particularly for its high annual snowfall, reportedly the highest of any resort in the Canadian Rockies, and for its powder skiing. The resort also operates a mountain bike park, guided hikes, treetop aerial park, and zip line in the summer months.

Fernie Alpine Resort
LocationBritish Columbia, Canada
Nearest major cityFernie
Coordinates49°27′45″N 115°05′13″W / 49.46250°N 115.08694°W / 49.46250; -115.08694Coordinates: 49°27′45″N 115°05′13″W / 49.46250°N 115.08694°W / 49.46250; -115.08694
Vertical1,082 m (3,550 ft)
Top elevation2,149 m (7,051 ft)
Base elevation1,068 m (3,504 ft)
Skiable area2,500 acres (10.1 km2)
Longest run5 km
Lift system7 chairlifts
3 surface lifts
WebsiteSki Fernie

The resort has 10 lifts servicing 142 named runs plus 5 alpine bowls and tree skiing with a vertical drop of 1,082 meters (3,550 ft).[1] The resort has over 10.1 square kilometres (2,500 acres) of skiable terrain. The average annual snowfall is 875 centimetres (28.71 ft).

Fernie Alpine Resort is owned by Resorts of the Canadian Rockies which also owns ski areas, Kimberley Alpine Resort, Kicking Horse Resort, Nakiska, Mont Sainte-Anne, and Stoneham.


Fernie Alpine Resort was originally called "Fernie Snow Valley"[2] before being sold in 1997 to RCR (Resort of the Canadian Rockies). RCR saw some financial trouble under owner Charlie Locke, and after a period in bankruptcy protection, was bailed out by Alberta billionaire N. Murray Edwards.

During spring 2009, Fernie Alpine Resort was transformed into the fictional Kodiak Valley ski resort, ca. 1986, for exterior location shots of the Hollywood film Hot Tub Time Machine. The film was released in March 2010.[3]


Fernie Alpine Resort has five Legendary Bowls along the Lizard Range. Siberia Bowl, Cedar Bowl, Timber Bowl, Currie Bowl, and the Lizard bowl.


  1. ^ Snowcomparison Fernie Alpine Vertical drop
  2. ^ Bethel, Greig (8 March 2001). "Powder Trip". SEE Magazine (379). Archived from the original on 2011-09-27.
  3. ^ Cusack, John; Duke, Clark; Robinson, Craig; Corddry, Rob (2010-03-26), Hot Tub Time Machine, retrieved 2017-05-02

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