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The Hill

Fernie averages 875 cm (28 feet) of snow per year.  A big year will see 1000 cm and a 400 cm base by the end of March.  December, January and February are the biggest snowfall months. 

Local knowledge makes all the difference.  Our welcome package provides you detailed directions to the best lines on our favorite black diamond runs. Our must do list includes Cedar Ridge to lower King Fir, Skydive/Stag Leap/Cougar Ridge secret lines, rock band free entrance to Mama Bear, Lone Fir drop in instructions, the four best lines on Boomerang, left of Linda’s left line, and the always lovely Steep & Deep is great till you hit the sketchy “mountain goats only” entrance to Gorby Bowl. 

We invite you to be honorary members of the “Roo Club”.  The Roo Club is named after the run “Kangaroo” accessible from the top of the Haul Back T-bar.  It usually has very acute and very firm bumps (Louise speak for rock hard & icy) on a questionable side hill fall line. Early season, add a few alders waist high cedars to ruin any chance of a good line.  Not the best run on the hill.  In fact, second to Siberia Ridge is my least favorite run on the hill.  Many of my friends refuse to ski it.  After a foot of fresh snow it can be “OK”.  There is a custom within the Bratton household that if any member of the Roo Club calls the roo, all other members are obliged to ski the run – or else lose their membership standing.  If you do ski the roo on your visit, send us an email with attached photographic evidence and we will forward you your honorary membership certificate.

Local Knowledge Tips

Ski Hill map - print out this pdf format map of the ski hill

Snow Report - Latest snow report from the ski hill website

Mountain Weather Forecast -  This RCR provided mountain forecast is the best predictor of weather systems and snowfall

Webcam - If you want to know the real conditions, web cams can never tell a lie

Android, iPhone - Download this Ski Report SmartPhone App to get 'snowfall alert' messages direct to your smartphone


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On the Hill
 5339 Fernie Ski Hill Road  Fernie
 (250) 423-2444
 Lizard Creek Lodge

 5346 Highline Drive, Fernie Alpine Resort

 (250) 423-2057      
 Corner Pocket Brasserie
 5369 Ski Hill Road (in the Griz Inn)
 (250) 423-5035   
 In Fernie

 Bridge Bistro

 301 Hwy 3, Fernie
 (250) 423-3002      

 Currie Bowl

 931 7th Avenue, Fernie

 (250) 423-2695  
 Red Tree Restaurant
 1101 7th Ave, Fernie
 (250) 423-7337      
 Boston Pizza

 1602 7th Ave, Fernie

 (250) 423-2634      
 Yamagoya Sushi
 741 7th Ave, Fernie
 (250) 430-0090
 Ginger Beef
 551 2nd Ave, Fernie
 (250) 423-4611