News and Events

Mt Hutt ‘all systems go’ for 40th season opening (13-Jun-13)
Immaculately groomed slopes and a genuinely warm welcome await avid skiers and snowboarders.....

Queenstown’s Coronet Peak ski area first to open in Australasia (10-Jun-13)
Queenstown’s Coronet Peak ski area today (June 8) celebrated in style as the first Australasian ski field to open for winter....

Coronet Peak first ski area in Australasia to open on Saturday (05-Jun-13)
Queenstown is officially open for winter as the 2013 season kicks off at Coronet Peak on Saturday (June 8).

Ski Areas Go Out With A Bang! (27-Sep-12)
Season extension and half price passes

First Snow At Fernie Alpine Resort (07-Oct-08)

Calgary, AB – October 7, 2008 – Ski season is on its way

Ski season is on its way, with snow falling at Fernie Alpine Resort today.  With a whopping 1,118cm (37 feet) of snow last season, we can hardly wait to get going this year! 

Getting to Fernie’s Legendary Powder is now even easier. Fernie Alpine Resort is pleased to announce new direct service on Delta Airlines between Salt Lake City, UT and the Canadian Rockies International Airport in Cranbrook, BC starting on December 17, 2008.

Fernie Alpine Resort has had a busy summer making a number of improvements all over the mountain: 

More Tree Skiing!

Some of this summer’s glading projects included KC Chutes, Cedar Ridge, Currie Glades and Stagleap, with more lines being cut in Mitchy Chutes.

Daylodge Enhancements

Significant renovations and upgrades are being made to the dayldoge flooring, downstairs bathrooms, locker area, and Griz Bar.

Ridge Line Project

The installation of a new safety system will allow our Safety team the ability to get into key terrain to conduct control work on a more regular and safe basis. For you, it means more great terrain open sooner on those heavy snowfall days!  Further, 2 avalanche status boards will be added on the mountain to keep you well informed of open/closed areas on powder days.

Ski-in/Ski-out Parking

We have created more parking spaces, with the ability to ski down to the Timber Express and ski back to your vehicle at the end of your day!

More Snow in High Traffic Areas

Fernie Alpine Resort is adding another Techno Alpine snowmaking tower, allowing the mountain to make lots of snow in higher traffic areas.

Rest In Style

Upgrades are being made to the on-mountain Bear’s Den rest area, and a new bathroom will be added at the bottom of the Haul Back lift.

Fernie Alpine Resort is scheduled to open for the 2008/09 ski season December 6, 2008. Regular news and events are posted at

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