Fernie Alpine Resort

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Fernie Alpine Resort
Location British Columbia, Canada
Nearest city Fernie
Coordinates 49°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
Vertical 1,082 m (3,550 ft)
Top elevation 2,149 m (7,051 ft)
Base elevation 1,068 m (3,504 ft)
Skiable area 2,500 acres (10.1 km2)
Runs 142
Longest run 5 km
Lift system 7 chairlifts
3 surface lifts
Website Ski Fernie

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.

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 Mountain 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, circa 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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