Fernie is recognised as one of the world's best powder destinations. The resort and town has something for everyone, once you've got here, you'll never want to leave.
'North America's Coolest Town' voted by Rolling Stone Magazine
Fernie is a varied mountain playground and the powder capital of Canada
Fernie is renowned for it's epic annual snowfall. Year upon year Fernie tops the charts with the amount of snow it receives; you'll experience more knee to waist deep powder days in Fernie than any other resort in Canada.
With five large alpine bowls, plenty of gulleys, endless accessible off piste & tree runs, a rail park and lots of natural lips and jumps to huck off - it's nature's way of saying 'Welcome to the best winter playground... ever!'. Fernie Alpine Resort has something for everyone; no matter what standard of skier or snowboarder you are, there will be terrain to challenge you and new runs to explore. Find out more about the mountain here.
Ski Town in Canada"
(Ski Canada Magazine)
You'll feel like a local in a tradition friendly Canadian mountain town
Fernie isn't just about the powder; the town is very friendly and has a welcoming community. The locals will make you feel like you belong from the moment you arrive, right up until you leave... if you ever do! With a fantastic selection of local bars, pubs and restaurants, all your social needs are catered for. Read more about the town here.
Two accommodation options in Fernie town
Red Tree Lodge
Fancy having a double bed with an ensuite bathroom and a hot tub, sauna, cinema room, games room, bar and restaurant just a few short steps away? Then you may want to check out the lovely and homely Red Tree Lodge.
Would you prefer a more intimate 'home from home' experience? Perhaps living in a local Fernie home would be more up your street. Sharing with a few other Nonstoppers, all our houses have fully equipped kitchens and a lounge with TV & DVD player, and you'll only ever be a few minutes walk from all the amenities at the lodge.
To find out more about our lovely houses click here.
Whitelines Snowboard Magazine say...
In Fernie it never stops snowing…really. The quote on virtually every chair lift every day was “Dude, it’s still snowing”. The place is unreal. Some say it’s due to the horse-shoe shape of the mountains trapping the clouds, others that the legendary Griz brings the snow (you can see him in the face at the top of the Bear Chair). Whatever the reason – I’ve never seen anything like it.
Praise for Fernie from past Nonstoppers
"If you want to become an amazing skier, Fernie is where it's at, you won't be disappointed"
Johnny Palmer: 11 Week Instructor Course
“A brilliant course, great town, fantastic skiing"
Graham Miller: 6 week 'MTM' Off-piste course
"There is only one word to describe my time with Nonstop in Fernie…..EPIC! - I'll be back"
Brad Nicolai: 11 Week Instructor Course (he did come back)
"This is the best place I have ever skied."
Ryan Cantrill: 5 Week Instructor Course
“I had the most fantastic time. Improved my technique 100%, friendly locals, a crazy fun nightlife… I found myself saying ‘awesome’ all the time! Just don’t want to leave."
Zoe Hunt: 11 Week Instructor Course