Fernie Winter Activities 


Fernie Winter Activities 

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Fernie Activities

The Fernie ski resort offers various programs of activities that include sleigh rides, kids’ après, and family games nights. There is also a myriad of other activities that you can book directly or through Guest Services at the resort.

Fernie Cross Country Skiing

Fernie Alpine Resort has 14km of groomed and track set trails for cross country skiing. There are no trail fees, and guided tours, lessons and rental equipment.

Beginners should try the cross-country skiing at the Fernie Golf Course, where there are 12km of groomed trails that have very little elevation change.

Fernie Cat Skiing

Cat skiing is an awesome powder skiing or riding experience, and the Fernie area is lucky enough to have two cat ski operations.

Fernie Wilderness Adventures is based about 20 minutes out of town. Their skiing area is akin to one big backcountry terrain park with lots of jumps, quarter pipes and hits galore. They are the day cat skiing specialists, or you can stay overnight at the Fernie Wilderness Lodge and sample the powder for multiple days. See our FWA cat skiing review for more information.

Island Lake Lodge is located 15km from the town of Fernie. Island Lake Catskiing provides indulgent and luxurious multi-day cat ski packages that include accommodation at the Island Lake Lodge and the famous Island Lake gourmet food.

Family Activities

Family activities include sleigh rides and outdoor ice skating next to the aquatic center (250 Pine Ave Fernie) where the kids can let off more steam if needs be.

Adventure Activities

Or if you want to pick up the speed a bit, there’s always snowmobiling. There are a couple of snowmobiling tour operators in Fernie and a couple of shops that offer rentals.

Leisure Activities

Snowshoeing is possible from the Fernie Alpine Resort or around the Island Lake Lodge. There are a couple of snowshoe tour operators including an option for a dinner tour from the ski resort.

Lizard Creek Lodge at Fernie Alpine Resort has a day spa that offers standard spa treatments, hydrotherapy and various speciality massages such as raindrop therapy.

In town there are a couple of massage clinics and of course there’s the famous day spa at Island Lake Lodge.