North of Spokane and east of Cranbrook, the Fernie ski area has 97 runs spread over 2,500 acres accessing a maximum descent of 3,550 feet. It is know for the best glade runs in North America.
Looking for a challenge? Try a high traverse under the granite escarpments to the Lizard Range summits or the steep. Alternately, you might want to try freeriding down Currie Bowl.
Keep in mind that the summit is at only 6,300 feet, so it can rain sometimes during the winter.
Currie Bowl for deep powder. On pow days, try the steep and straight Boomerang Ridge.
Check out the apres ski scene at Park Place Pub and the Griz. For nightlife, try out the Northern Hotel bar for dancing.
Overall, Fernie Alpine Resort is the 5th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 27 snowboarding resorts in British Columbia.
Local Contacts: Fernie Alpine Resort (250) 423-4655; Visitors Info (250) 423-6868; Guide Hut (250) 423-3650; British Columbia Visitors (800) 435-5622.
Best Season: Dec. - Mar.
Average Difficulty: Moderate
Base Camp: Fernie Log Inn (250) 423-6222; Raging Elk Hostel (250) 423-6811; Fernie Ski Lodge (250) 423-7367
Luxury Loding: Island Lake Lodge (250) 423-3700; Park Place (604) 423-6871; Alpine Lodge (250) 423-4237; Lizard Creek Lodge
Breakfast Restaurant: Big Bang Bagels, Fernie; Bean Pod Coffee, Fernie
Reference Source: click here http://www.skifernie.com/
GPS: 49.463006, -115.087109
Date Published: 12/28/2015
Date Updated: 12/20/2017
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