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

New Chairlift for Fernie’s 50th Adds Vert (04-Sep-11)

A new lift at Fernie in British Columbia will increase the famous Canadian resort’s skiable....

A new lift at Fernie in British Columbia will increase the famous Canadian resort’s skiable vertical to 3,550 feet in time for its 50th anniversary season this winter.

The Polar Peak Lift, will add onto the already incredible vertical at Fernie Alpine Resort, now giving the ski resort 3550 vertical feet with 2500 acres of terrain over five Alpine bowls and a reputation for some of the deepest snow in the Rockies.

“With Fernie regularly laden with the Deepest Snow in the Canadian Rockies this past winter was no exception with a near record snowfall of over 37 feet!” says Matt Mosteller. Once the snow was cleared, Fernie Alpine Resort began construction of the new Polar Peak Lift with the completion date ready for skiers and riders to enjoy in the 2011/12 winter ski season.

The Polar Peak lift is the only major new lift installation in the BC Rockies for this winter and one of a few new lift installations in North America. It is believed that it is the only new lift installation going to a mountain top anywhere on the continent for this upcoming winter.

“This lift will provide spectacular views of peaks, valleys and lakes from Lake Koocanusa in the Southwest to the spine of the Canadian Rockies looking up the Elk Valley all the way into Kananaskis Country/Banff National Park” added Mosteller.

The Polar Peak Lift adds an above tree-line Bowl skiing experience with over 22 new runs and the experience of skiing off the summit of one of the highest peaks in the Lizard Range, Polar Peak.

Many will enjoy making laps of the new Polar Peak Lift or one can enjoy the thigh burning fun of skiing some of the longest runs in the Canadian Rockies and 3550 vertical feet. In addition to the new Polar Peak Lift, Fernie Alpine Resort offers nine other lifts and 140 marked runs – now having the most Ski Runs in the Canadian Rockies!

In addition to the increased terrain, increased vertical and summit experience is the significant enhancement to the resort’s snow control efforts. The Polar Peak Lift provides quick access to the various ridge-lines above the major alpine bowls. This quicker access for Ski Patrol will speed up efforts to open up terrain following the regular snowfalls Fernie Alpine Resort receives.

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