to beautiful Fernie, British Columbia and thank you for staying with Fernie Lodging Company. If there is anything we can do to make your stay more comfortable, please let us know.
We invite you to enjoy our many amenities, including King Fir Spa & Wellness, fitness room, outdoor heated pool, hot tubs and barbecues.
King Fir Spa & Wellness offers a variety of services including massage (relaxation, deep tissue, and hot stone), body treatments, facials, and foot and leg therapy. Located in the King Fir building at Timberline Lodges, the spa is the perfect setting for pampering yourself after a hard day on the slopes.
If you would like any information about area attractions, restaurant suggestions, or driving directions, stop by the Front Desk and we will be happy to offer assistance. Our Guest Services staff can assist in booking a multitude of activities for you including snowmobiling, cat skiing, snow shoeing and much more. See the activity section for more information.
If any aspect of your stay does not meet your expectations, please let our Guest Services Manager or the Guest Services staff know. It is our mission to create memorable lodging experiences in inspirational mountain settings…season to season…year after year. We will do everything possible to ensure your stay is no exception.
Again, thank you for choosing Fernie Lodging Company.
We look forward to welcoming you back in summer or winter!
Enjoy your stay!
Fernie Lodging Company manages a wide selection of properties, predominantly on-mountain at Fernie Alpine Resort, including Timberline Lodges, Polar Peak Lodges, Snow Creek Lodge and Cabins, Bear Paw Lodges, Thunder Ridge Chalets, Pinnacle Ridge Chalets, Cedar Ridge Estates and several Resort Homes. We also act as agents for a number of homes in the south country and throughout the Elk Valley.
Timberline Lodges was established in 1989 with the construction of Pine Lodge, which was soon followed by the construction of Spruce Lodge in 1990. Aspen Lodge was completed in the summer of 1998 and the fourth building, King Fir Lodge, was completed in 2002. As well as housing 16 suites, King Fir Lodge also hosts a meeting room, a yoga room, a heated outdoor pool and hot tub, King Fir Spa & Wellness, administration and our call center offices. A fifth building, Balsam Lodge, was completed in 2004, and the sixth addition, Juniper Lodge, was completed in 2008. Timberline Lodges offers a total of 168 suites, and among these buildings there are 6 hot tubs, a games room, a fitness room, a sauna and ski lockers.
The building of Polar Peak Lodges commenced in 1997. Nestled in the cedars, across the road from the Timber Bowl Express quad chairlift, Polar Peak offers privacy, spacious floor plans and ski to your door access. In 2008/09, the 7th phase of Polar Peak Lodges was completed and we’re excited to announce that Fernie Properties is now pre-selling Phase 8!
Snow Creek Lodge, one of our Signature Properties, was constructed in 1999 and provides the ultimate ski-in/ski-out location at Fernie Alpine Resort – situated right beside the Elk Quad chairlift. Snow Creek Lodge features 61 luxury studio, one and two bedroom suites, and many extra amenities such as an outdoor heated pool, 2 hot tubs, fitness room and underground parking. Several suites received upgrades during the Summer of 2009. The Snow Creek Cabins, three authentic Canadian log cabins which were added in 2001, are snuggled in the woods beside Snow Creek Lodge. These charming, two bedroom + loft cabins, with their slope side, ski-in/ski-out location, have already become some of Fernie’s most popular accommodations. Planning for 3 additional cabins is currently underway.
Bear Paw Lodges on Highline Drive feature impressive architectural elements and incorporate lantern windows, heated flooring, gas fireplaces and cozy living spaces.
Thunder Ridge Chalets are three and four bedroom ski-in/ski-out townhomes with their own private hot tubs and offer a floor plan to accommodate multiple families.
Our collection of luxury Resort Homes includes private residences with 30 foot rock fireplaces, ski-in/ski-out convenience, outdoor fire pits, hot tubs, custom post and beam construction and more. Every home boasts its own unique features and offer outstanding mountain views.
For your enjoyment & convenience
BBQ’s, where provided, are located outside your building. Igniters are available at the Front Desk at King Fir Lodge and at Snow Creek Lodge. In consideration of other users, please be sure to clean the grill with the wire brush provided when you are finished.
Check out time is 10am for all properties.
Please be timely to allow us to prepare for our incoming guests.
Fernie has a variety of restaurants and cafés (on mountain and off mountain). Please view the dining section in the Fernie Fix or the Dining Guide available at Front Desk.
Please do not change any settings on the fireplace or turn off the pilot light.
We have a variety of fireplace types. Most require a simple flick of the wall switch and fan to light them. Others have directions on the inside of the bottom or side of the fireplace. Please call Front Desk if you require assistance to light your fireplace.
There is a fitness room located on the 2nd floor of the Juniper Lodge at Timberline Village. Snow Creek also has a fitness room located on the lower level. Both are accessible with your plastic room keys.
For your added convenience and enjoyment, you may book a variety of Fernie activities through our Front Desk including cat skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and more.
Timberline Lodges Front Desk
Located on the main level of the King Fir Lodge. Dial 0 to contact front desk from your suite
Winter hours are 8am-10pm.
Summer hours are 9am-5pm.
For after hours emergencies, please dial 250-423-8238.
Snow Creek Lodge Front Desk
Located on the main floor of Snow Creek Lodge. Dial 0 to contact the front desk from your suite.
Winter hours subject to seasonality – if there is no one at the desk please call 250.423.6878 and someone from the Timberline Front Desk will be happy to assist you.
During Spring, Summer and Fall months Snow Creek Lodge is serviced by the Timberline Lodges Front Desk
For after hours emergencies, please dial 250-423-8238.
Faxes can be sent and received through the Front Desk at 250-423-8222. Charges apply.
Snow Creek Lodges
Faxes can be sent and received through the Front Desk at 250-423-7546 (Winter months only). Charges apply.
We have a variety of games available at the King Fir and Snow Creek Front Desk for you to enjoy. Ask our Guest Service staff if you would like to sign one out.
Garbage and Recycling
Garbage and Recycling bins are located in the King Fir, Pine & Snow Creek parking lots.
Housekeeping is provided upon your departure. To aide our housekeeping team we ask that you please ensure all dirty dishes are stacked in the dishwasher, and the cycle started. If you would prefer to leave this to our suite care staff, we will happily provide this service for a fee of $25.00 + tax. If you would like supplemental services during your stay (for an additional charge), please inquire at the Front Desk or call our Sales & Reservations Department at 1.800.667.9911.
- Timberline Lodges
Wireless internet is available in all common areas of your buildings. High-speed internet is also available in each suite. The network ID and password can be found on the underside of the router or on the magnet on your fridge.
Snow Creek Lodge
High-speed internet is available in each suite. The network ID and password can be found on the underside of the router or on the magnet on your fridge.
Polar Peak Lodges and all Resort Homes
All have wireless Internet for your convenience. Please check the underside of the modem/router for Internet passwords.
Drop-off is available at the Mountain Pantry on the ski hill road.
Ski Conditions and Weather
During winter months King Fir Lodge and Snow Creek Lodge Front Desks post daily weather and ski reports.
Please call Fernie Alpine Resort for updated ski conditions and weather or refer to their website at skifernie.com
Aspen, Pine, Spruce and King Fir Lodges
Facilities located on the lower level of the building. Code for entry is 0307. They are coin operated.
Balsam Lodge, Juniper Lodge and Resort Homes
Facilities provided in your suite or home
Snow Creek Lodge
Facilities located on the 2nd and 4th floor. They are coin operated
Laundry detergent is available for a small charge at the King Fir Lodge Front Desk & Snow Creek Lodge Front Desk.
Lost and Found
Missing anything? Please check with the Front Desk where you checked in. We are able to Purolator things out once you have departed, however courier charges will apply.
Pools & Hot tubs
Common hot tub and pool facilities are located in the King Fir Lodge and Snow Creek Lodge. Hours are from 10am-10pm however the pools may be closed for scheduled or unscheduled maintenance. Please observe our guidelines for safe hot tub use and be advised no glass or alcoholic beverages in the hot tub.
To ensure everyone has a quality night’s sleep we enforce quiet time between 11 pm and 7 am.
Please respect your neighbors. If it becomes necessary for Fernie Lodging Company personnel to contact you due to continued disregard for quiet time, we reserve the right to evict you from your accommodations with no refund.
Soft Drinks & Snacks
Drink and snack vending machines are located on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the King Fir Lodge and the 3rd floor of Snow Creek Lodge.
Ski Lockers / Bike Storage
Please no skis/boards or bikes in the properties or on balconies. Storage lockers are provided for your convenience on the lower level of each lodge. Bike storage is available in the Juniper Lodge, a key can be provided by Front Desk.
Visit King Fir Spa & Wellness on the 1st level of the King Fir Lodge at Timberline Lodges.
Appointments can be booked online at www.kingfirspa.com or by calling 250 423 8215.
All our properties and decks are non smoking. Please enjoy your break outside and take in the mountain air.
It is mandatory in British Columbia that no one smokes 3 meters from the building entrances.
All properties are designated non-smoking, there will be a charge of $250 applied to the credit card on file if there is any trace of smoking found in the suite or if cigarette butts are found on the deck/around the property.
We have a variety of DVDs for rent at both of our Front Desks.
EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS
Fernie Lodging Company After hours Emergency 250-423-8238
Resort Night Security 250-423-9086
Fernie District Hospital 250-423-4453
At Timberline Lodges & Snow Creek Lodge & Cabins, please dial 9 before the number.
You can make local calls directly from your unit. In Fernie local calls begin with the area code 250.
Room to Room
At Timberline Lodges & Snow Creek Lodge & Cabins, please dial 7 before the room number to reach a suite, and 0 to reach the Front Desk.
Timberline Lodges switchboard and guest services can be reached at 250 423 6878.
After hours, your calling party must dial 250 423 6878, then 7, wait for the prompt, and then 7 and your suite number. During office hours the call will be handled by our front desk agents.
Snow Creek Lodge & Cabins switchboard and guest services can be reached at 250 423 7669.
After hours, your calling party must dial 250 423 7669, then 7, wait for the prompt, and then 7 and your suite number. During office hours the call will be handled by our front desk agents.
Timberline Lodges – press the red flashing button, or dial 555 and follow the prompts.
Snow Creek Lodge & Cabins – push the red flashing button, or dial 7100 and follow the prompts.
Long Distance Calling
Some of Fernie Lodging Company’s properties offer free long distance to anywhere in the world. At any of these properties, simply dial 9 and then the telephone number complete with country and area codes. To make long distance calls from properties without the free long distance service you will require a credit card or prepaid telephone card.
Phone Numbers to Know
Timberline Lodges 250-423-6878
Timberline Lodges Fax 250-423-8222
Snow Creek Lodge 250-423-7669
Snow Creek Lodge Fax 250-423-7546
Fernie Lodging Company provides basic digital cable for your entertainment.
Below are some quick trouble-shooting tips.
Your TV is operating through your SHAW cable box, so you must only use the SHAW remote.
To turn on your TV
Make sure you press the cable button on your SHAW remote, then press the MASTER POWER button.
This should turn on your TV and cable box.
Ensure that your TV is on channel 3, if your TV is not on channel 3 locate the video source button on the left hand side of your remote and switch video sources until you located channel 3. If you can not find channel 3 doing this, it may be as simple as changing the channel directly on your TV.
If you’re TV does not turn on
Do not switch off your SHAW cable box; manually turn your TV on using the power button that is located directly on your TV. This should correct the problem and allow your TV to sync with your Shaw remote.
How to watch a DVD
Turn on your DVD player using the correct remote.
Find the video source button on your SHAW remote, and switch the Video Source until your DVD menu appears on your TV screen. (Make sure once you are done watching your DVD you turn the TV back to channel 3)
Elevation: Village – 1068m / 3500ft Alpine – 2149m / 7050ft
Vertical: 1082m / 3550 ft
Average annual snowfall: 29 ft / 875 cm +
Number of lifts: 10
Longest run: Falling Star 5km / 3 miles
Skiable acres: 2500+ acres
The Legend of the Three Sisters – Three Sisters Mountain & Proctor Mountain
Many years ago a young Indian Chief could not decide which of three beautiful maidens to choose for his bride. The Indian gods considered indecision a grievous sin so they turned the young Chief into a mountain, where each day he could look at what he could never have. The maidens’ grief was so great that all three prayed that they might be turned into mountains also. Their prayers were answered.
The Legend of the Griz
Legend has it that the Griz was born in a grizzly den high in the Alpine in the Fernie mountain range. Beating the bear in a life and death battle, he clothed himself in the fur and wanders the ridges above the town. This mountain man regularly fires his magic powder musket into the heavens causing the clouds to open and plenty of powder to fall.
Winter activities & entertainment
Winter Activities & Entertainment
The Guest Services Staff will be pleased to help you plan and book your activities.
Mountain Hosts Fernie Alpine Resort Ski Hosts provide mountain tours from the Deer Chair base. Professional private ski hosts can be hired for a day.
Please phone 250-423-4655 for more info.
Cross-Country Skiing Fernie Alpine Resort offers 10km (6.2 miles) of groomed cross country trails. Equipment Rental available. Call 250-423-4655
Snowshoe Tours Learn about Fernie’s history and the mountain environment on this interpretive program. Minimum 2 people. Equipment not included. Call 250-423-3322 www.wildnaturetours.ca
King Fir Spa
Visit King Fir Spa & Wellness on the 1st level of the King Fir Building at Timberline. Appointments can be booked online at www.kingfirspa.com or call 250 423 8215
Fernie Alpine Resort. Call 250-423-4655 for more information or to book. www.skifernie.com/rentals-and-lessons
Resort Kids Childcare
At Fernie Alpine Resort. Call 250-423-4655 for more information
Cat Skiing Island Lake Lodge. Call 250 423 3700 – www.islandlakecatskiing.com
Fernie Wilderness Adventures. Call 1-877-423-6704 – www.fernieadventures.com
Climbing Wall Located in the College of the Rockies at 342 3rd Ave. For info call 1-866-423-4691.
The Rock Garden, Evolution Health and Fitness. www.evolutionhealth.ca
Fitness Evolution Health & Fitness, 1192 8th Ave. Call 250-423-3344 – www.evolutionhealth.ca
Vitality Body & Mind, 1561 10th Ave. Call 778-519-5019 – www.vitalityfernie.ca
Ice Skating Fernie Memorial Arena, 996 6th Ave. Call 250-423-6817, press 3 for public skating hours.
Movie Theater Enjoy a movie at the Vogue Theater beside the Grand Central Hotel on 2nd Ave. Call the movie hotline for show times and listings, 250-423-7111.
Snowmobiling Weir Boondocking Backcountry Snowmobile Clinics. Call 250.423.9034. www.weirboondocking.com
Swimming Fernie Aquatic Center features a 150 foot waterslide, leisure pool, steam room, whirlpool, diving board, Tarzan rope swing, and lap lanes. Located at 250 Pine Ave. Call 250-423-4466
Hockey The Fernie Ghostriders are a Junior B Hockey Team.
The games are very popular – show your Fernie spirit and help cheer the Ghostriders to a win! Tickets available at the door at Fernie Memorial Arena. For info call 250-423-6817 and press 3.
The Fernie Arts Station Go and see some local artists’ exhibits in the historical Fernie train station on 1st Ave. While you’re there visit The Blue Toque Diner for some unique and tasty dishes.
Self Guided Day Trips from Fernie (* summer only)
Lake Kookanusa *
Campsite & marina boast beautiful sandy beaches, a boat launch & convenience store.
Park open daily
Approx 30 min drive west on #3 highway, take Kikomun Creek turn off of the Hwy
Kikomun Creek (Surveyor’s Lake) *
Great beach & campsite, perfect for paddling a canoe, swimming or enjoying a picnic
Park open daily
Approx 30 min drive west on #3 highway, take Kikomun Creek turn off of the Hwy.
Lussier Hot Springs
Hot Springs flow out of the mountainside into a series of beautiful green pools at the edge of the icy Lussier River.
Undeveloped and a real treat to visit
Park is always open and Rangers make regular patrols. A change room/toilet is located at the parking lot. No liquor, dogs or garbage are permitted at the springs, and bathers must wear bathing suits.
Approx 90 min drive west on #3 highway, take Whiteswan Lake turn-off of the Hwy into Whiteswan Provincial Park.
Josephine Falls (Elkford) * – Moderate Hike
Elkford, “The Wilderness Capital of BC”. View the breathtaking Josephine Falls as they cascade 25 meters down a steep canyon carved by the Fording River. Follow the “Forests, Falls and Lakes” trail to Josephine Falls then continue to one of the two alpine lakes on the circuit – Lost Lake and Lily Lake before returning.
Approx 45 min drive. From Sparwood, take Highway 43 north to Elkford. At the 4 way stop turn right and drive the paved Greenhills Mine Road for 5.1 KM until you see a Forest, Falls and Lakes trails–this is your trailhead.
For more info call (250) 865-2241
Kootenay Trout Hatchery
An extensive interpretive area that includes aquariums, educational models, and displays. You can watch the turtles, fish and water insects in the outdoor turtle pond, or relax on the beautifully groomed hatchery grounds.
Approx 45 min drive. 32 km southeast of Cranbrook on Highway #3, 6 km north on the Wardner/Fort Steele Road
Open daily 8am-4pm. Free Admission
For more info call (250) 429-3214
Historic Fort Steele
A turn-of-the-century pioneer boomtown that provides a glimpse into life on the frontier. Kids will love the old-fashioned candy shop and the animals, adults can peruse the dozens of exhibit buildings, and anyone can try their luck at gold panning.
Approx 1 hr drive. Just 16 km. (10 miles) northeast of Cranbrook, B.C., on Hwy 93/95.
Museum of Rail Travel
The Canadian Museum of Rail Travel is dedicated to the collection, restoration, and conservation of several train sets of different eras. Take tours and see audio-visual presentations.
Approx 1 hr drive. Right in Cranbrook on Hwy 3 next to the Prestige Inn.
For more info call (250) 489-3918
Casino of the Rockies
On the Banks of the St. Mary River at the St. Eugene Mission Resort in Cranbrook. Try your luck at the slots, blackjack, roulette, or poker tables. Fully licensed restaurant & lounge.
Approx 70 min drive. Take hwy 93/95 to Cranbrook, then take 95A towards Kimberly and follow signs to St. Eugene’s Mission Resort.
Bavarian Town of Kimberly
Visit this quaint little Bavarian themed town in the heart of the Rockies. Plenty of great shops, and European restaurants make the trip well worth the trip.
Approx 90 min drive. Take hwy 93/95 to Cranbrook and then take 95A to Kimberly.
For more info call (250) 427-3666
Kicking Horse Grizzly Bear Refuge
A research, education, and conservation center at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. Dedicated to becoming a world leader in preserving both wildlife and flora at risk. The Refuge offers leading-edge interpretative programs that make learning about nature fun and fascinating. While you’re there, visit the gourmet Eagle’s Eye Restaurant. Nestled 7,700 feet high, in the cradle of three mountain ranges at the top of the gondola.
Visit www.kickinghorseresort.com for Tours & Rates, or call: 250-439-5424
Waterton National Park (CAN)
Part of the International Peace Park that joins with Glacier National Park in Montana. Fun for the whole family with walking/hiking, trails, ferry trips and plenty of other great outdoor adventures. Visit the town of Waterton and stroll the nice little shops and great eateries. The park is a haven for all sorts of Canadian Rockies wildlife.
Approx 2 hr drive. Follow Hwy 93 East to Pincher Creek and then South on Hwy 6 into the Park.
Entry Fees apply for all National Parks
Glacier National Park (USA)
Part of the International Peace Park that joins with Waterton National Park in Alberta. The park encompasses approx 1.4 million acres of wilderness and some of the most beautiful mountain scenery in the west. A combination of spectacular scenery, diverse flora and fauna, and relative isolation from major population centers have combined to make Glacier National Park the center of one of the largest and most intact ecosystems in North America. The whole family can enjoy the camping, hiking & biking.
Approx 2.2 hr drive. Follow Hwy 93 East to Pincher Creek and then South on Hwy 6 into the Park. Follow the signs
Entry Fees apply for all National Parks
Going-to-the-Sun Road (USA)
This 2-lane highway splits the northern and southern halves of Glacier National Park and crosses the Continental Divide at Logan Pass. Keep your eyes open for wildflowers and animals from this glacier habitat.
Approx 2 hr drive (52 miles) from St. Mary to Apgar road open from early June to mid-October.
Whitefish, MT (USA)
Filled with galleries, gear shops, and gift stores. Country cafes mingle with gourmet restaurants. In the summer, you can also enjoy the surrounding mountain sun on the trails or one of the area golf courses. In winter, hit the slopes at Big Mountain.
Approx 2 hr drive. Take Hwy #3 west to Elko then turn left on Hwy 93 south to US border crossing at Roosville. Follow US 93 south to Whitefish.
Silver Springs (Elko) * – Moderate Hike
Located by Elko, 20 minutes from Fernie. These three lakes are popular with the locals. There is a short hike required to get into the first lake where people sunbathe on large rocks and jump off of cliffs.
Take Hwy west to Elko. Cross the bridge and take your 1st left. Travel Main St. and take a left at Alexander Ave, then a left at the 1st gravel road (River Rd.) down across the Elk River Bridge. Drive 3.3km along this dirt road. The pull-off will be between the 5km and 6km yellow markers. There will be a road to the right, enter and park there. Find a steep trail to the left and hike for approx 10 mins; you will know you are there when you see the lake and the cliffs.
The Elk Valley is one of the richest coal depositories in the world. Learn about the geology, history, and operations of present-day mines through a guided tour.
Interpretive center highlights the rich history of the Crowsnest Pass. Displays throughout the center feature the 1903 Frank Slide (rock avalanche), the CP Railway, early settlement, and early coal mining. View slide shows and video presentations several times a day. Pathways around the center provide spectacular views of the Frank Slide damage and surrounding areas.
Approx 90 min drive. Follow Hwy 3 east, the signage is clear from the Hwy.
For more info call (403) 562-7388
King Fir Spa & Wellness
We offer superior services in a relaxing atmosphere.
All of our massage, face and body products are 100% natural.
All massage and spa services include use of our outdoor pool and whirlpool spa! You can arrange your appointment easily by booking online at www.kingfirspa.com or by calling us at: 250-423-8215.
Enjoy your massage the way you like it. We customize each treatment to suit your needs and desires. You may choose between many modalities of massage, customize your oils and lotions or add a scrub or facial. Talk to your therapist to customize a treatment to suit you. From mesmerizing and gentle to deep and vigorous, your massage should be just how you want it to be. We strive to provide the best therapists and most pleasant environment for your massage therapy treatment.
In Fernie, There is a home for everyone.
Still renting? Own at Polar Peak Lodges or Juniper Lodge!
If you have ever dreamed of owning a home in Fernie, then Fernie Vacation Properties can help. Enjoy a vacation in Fernie whenever you like, in your own home. Choices include resort condominiums in Juniper Lodge and ski-to-your door town homes at Fernie Alpine Resort.
Fernie Vacation Properties’ companies have over 23 years of building experience in Fernie and are licensed builders. All homes are covered with a 2-5-10 year warranty program.
Fernie offers something for each and every family – champagne powder snow; incredible golfing in the Rocky Mountains; endless trails for biking and hiking and world-renowned trout fly-fishing. Why not take this opportunity to purchase a quality-built and well-priced vacation home in the Canadian Rockies.
As an owner of a Juniper Lodge or Polar Peak Lodge home you will have the opportunity to benefit from the professional rental management of Fernie Lodging Company. Both Fernie Vacation Properties and Fernie Lodging Company’s over 20 years in business ensuring you, and your guests enjoy all that Fernie has to offer without the hassle.
We live here for the very same reasons you’re looking to move here. Let us show you around. Sales center open Saturdays from 9:00am to 5:00 pm.
To visit our show homes or for information on our current real estate opportunities
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