***Fernie is awesome! Great terrain, no crowds, dry and powdery snow. One of my favorite ski resorts in North America. Worth traveling to.

Sourcing lodging was harder than expected – most bookings are run through the Fernie Lodging Company. Stay on the mountain, not in town. We selected **Snow Creek Lodge #209 ($350/night CAN at the time). This was quite nice, right on the slope, good lounge and public spaces, recently renovated rooms.


  • **Cirque (and the Ice Bar) was the only “fancy” option, and was quite good, reasonably priced. There are several pub style options on the mountain as well.
  • [didn’t try] Blue Toque Diner, 601 1st Avenue (in town): recommended for breakfast. Closed the day we were in town.
  • **Loafers: Very cute and higher end (in town). Reasonably healthy food, nice service, most ingredients made on site. (closed now)

Just outside of Fernie, **Fort Steele Heritage Town is really great – an open air, “wild west” museum. Free in winter, probably very busy in summer. Well preserved and maintained. We were the only people there, and had two cats as escorts. 

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