Winter Activities

Snowy Fun in the Canadian Rockies

Skiing in Fernie is one of life’s pleasures. The scenery is magnificent and the snow is legendary. Along with skiing, there are other winter activities in this beautiful area that the family is sure to enjoy.

To plan your winter Fernie adventure,
call our Central Reservations team toll free at:
1.800.667.9911 (North America)
1.250.423.6878 (International)


Snowshoeing is available on-mountain, at Fernie Alpine Resort. Tours, rentals and limited instruction.
Call 250.423.4655.

On-mountain snowshoeing is also available by at Fernie Nature Tours. Daytime Snowshoe Safaris and Evening Star gazing Snowshoe Fondue;
Call 250.423.4306.

Or try the Quest Rental Shop for snowshoe rentals.
Call 250.423.2057


Prestige Snowmobile Tours offer 3-hour morning and afternoon trips, full-day trips (6 hours), and 2-hour evening tours. Tours include guides, refreshments, and all equipment. Ask our Central Reservations for more details.

Cat Skiing/Boarding

Let Fernie Lodging Company make arrangements for you to experience cat-skiing. Enjoy the thrill of backcountry skiing 10,000-12,000 vertical feet in one day without the effort of climbing. Only a 15-minute shuttle to the Lodge. After completing your paperwork and gear set-up, you'll ride in a snowcat to the ski lodge for about 45 minutes.
Return time is between 4:00-4:30 p.m.

Cat-skiing/boarding terrain is predominantly gladed tree skiing and occasional tree bands leading into open chutes. Available terrain is dependant on current weather and safety conditions and group ability. Note that where any climate is uncontrolled, some alterations to daily plans may be necessary to provide the safest experience. Day rates include guided skiing, lunch and use of avalanche transceivers; excludes transportation to and from the lodge and fat ski rentals (if required).

Backcountry Touring

Explore professionally-guided day trips or overnight camps to the best kept secret powder stashes in the region. Tours are available for pairs and groups.

Sleigh Rides

Enjoy family fun at Fernie Alpine Resort in a sleigh pulled by Belgian & Percheron draft horses. 30-minute rides are available in the evening for groups of 8 to 12 people. Private bookings, groups and campfire dinner options are available by request.

Dog Sledding

Discover the thrill of dog power and learn the history and skills of this truly northern sport. Tours include professional guides and necessary equipment. Daily trip options: 1 hour, 2.5 hours, or full day. Overnight and multi-day adventures are available by request. Contact Fernie Lodging Company Central Reservations for further information.

Ice Skating

Ice skating is offered indoors at Fernie Memorial Arena, 996 6th Avenue. Call 250.423.6817 and press 3 for public skating hours.

Ski/Snowboard Lessons and Programs

Call 250.423.4655 for more information on programs or to book.