Cool, and not just from the snowy mountains which totally encompass it, Fernie has a breathtaking Canadian Rockies setting and metres and metres of heavy blanketed snow. Under all that snow, Fernie has an historic centre and a wonderfully friendly vintage vibe with great cafes, bars, independent shops and galleries. Some of the best places to stay in Fernie can be found within the village, but there are also some great ski-in ski-out resorts which qualify for our Guru’s list of the best places to stay in Fernie.
Fernie is probably best known by skiiers, snowboarders, tobogganists and Nordic skiiers for its deep powder snow - the resort averages 875cms of snow a year. But it’s also known for being compact; you can get around the resort on foot or catch the free shuttle buses between the slopes and the bars downtown.
There are a lot of ungroomed runs, and it’s pretty steep, so this is an adventurous place to ski, especially when you add in the lightly wooded slopes, but there are also some good runs for beginners.
Fernie isn’t totally set up for tourists, it’s still a town which works for local inhabitants, and there’s a certain charm to that. During summer Fernie is a wonderful spot for hikers.
Just don't forget to book well ahead if you want to guarantee a room in one of the best places to stay in Fernie during the winter season - it's a very popular spot!
Still not sure which is the best place to stay in Fernie for you? Browse through our list of all the best places to stay in Fernie, expand your search to include all our British Columbia recommendations or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice.
A traditional hotel close to Fernie Alpine Ski Resort in the Rocky Mountains. The simple rooms are warm, welcoming and incredibly comfortable, ideal for the weary skier! The friendly staff are extremely knowledgeable about the area. Perfect for active family holiday all year round.
Somewhat of an institution in Fernie, this slope-side hotel has everything from simple rooms to three room loft apartments. Fully equipped with heated outdoor pool & hot tub, ski rental shop, spa & a fine dining restaurant and bar. Fireplaces keep things cosy. The ideal spot for a hassle free stay.
Just beyond Fernie sits three lodges nestled between a frozen lake and a cedar forest. Whole larch and tamarack trunks create the classic log cabin feel. They take their cuisine as seriously as guests take the slopes and treatment rooms offer all manner of relaxation for post ski aches and pains.