After a busy and wonderful Christmas Holiday season, January brings a new wave of visitors to Fernie Alpine Resort, especially those in search of POWDER!
While Fernie can receive impressive snowfalls almost any month of winter, January often brings the biggest dumps of dry, light hero snow. If you are looking for powder and planning a Fernie ski vacation this month, here are three tips on how to make the most of your powder-filled Fernie holiday:
1. Rent a pair of high performance fat skis or a powder snowboard. Having a wider plank underfoot is one of the best ways to enjoy the Fernie powder and makes the learning curve for mastering skiing or snowboarding in powder much easier. All-In Skier Services located on the ground floor of our sister property, the Griz Inn, offers high-end top-performing skis from Nordica and Blizzard (including the Soul Rider, Patron, La Nina and Peacemaker). There are several other excellent ski & snowboard shops in downtown Fernie located minutes from the hotel. The Tourism Fernie Website has a great list of local shops.
2. Book a First Tracks Private Session. Experience the life of a rock star, Fernie style. Log some serious vertical in your own private playground. Private groups of up to 3 people depart at 7:45 am and gives you exclusive early access to the mountain with a guide. Contact the Fernie Alpine Resort Winter Sports School for more information or to book: 250-423-2406.
3. Book a day of catskiing or catboarding with Fernie Wilderness Adventures. Operating on Morrisey Ridge directly across the valley from Fernie Alpine Resort, Fernie Wilderness Adventures offers single-day fully-guided catskiing trips. Catskiing can be enjoyed by both powder veterans as well as first time back country skier/snowboarders and offers a unique way to experience Fernie’s legendary powder. For more information or to book: 250-423-6704 or you can also visit their office located here in the lobby of the Park Place Lodge.
One last way to make the most of a powder vacation to Fernie is to extend your stay to at least three days! We encourage you take advantage of our great Fernie Ski Vacation Specials including 3rd Night 50% Off and Last Minute Specials by visiting our Specials Page or calling us Toll-Free at 1-888-381-7275. We look forward to seeing you here at the Park Place Lodge this winter!