Fernie, BC – The Griz says “It’s time to ski”! Fernie Alpine Resort, the famed powder leader on the Powder Highway is opening this Friday, kicking off the 2015/16 winter ski season and we’re going to go 7 days a week right from the get go!

Fernie has received 116 cm of snow season to date, with 14 cm of that coming in the last 7 days, currently the settle snowpack at the Bear Plot is at 67 cms. Lifts operating starting Friday, will include the Elk Chair, the Bear Chair and the Mighty Moose. These lifts will provide over 2,500’ of vertical skiing, with skiing on the Bear to mid mountain, and down the Lizard run to the base. We currently have very good coverage with loose packed and machine groomed terrain/snow, it will be a great opportunity to get out and get your ski legs going in advance of the full mountain opening! There will be a variety of on mountain services which will be open from Friday, including the Daylodge, Griz Bar, Sports Alpine Retail Shop, Rental Shop and Guest Services. The new Cirque Restaurant & Lounge at Lizard Creek Lodge, will officially open with the start of the new season, make sure that you drop by to experience Fernie’s newest and best food & beverage experience. Visit our online snow report for the most up to date information before heading out.

“Fernie is in a world by itself. The experience here is truly one to cherish, from the eye popping mountain backdrop, to the quintessential mountain town, to the down to earth, passionate people who you’ll meet, while you ski, cross country, snowshoe or fat bike one of the myriad of trails,” said Matt Mosteller, noted ski blogger. “This the perfect place to winter,” he added.

Call 1-800-258-7669 to book over the phone, chat online with an agent on the RCR Vacation Website or visit the Fernie website and view all vacation packages.

About Fernie Alpine Resort & Resorts of the Canadian Rockies Inc.
Fernie Alpine Resort is one of the Top 5 Ski Resorts in North America, and is home of up to 37 feet of legendary powder each winter, the “Griz” and more. Fernie Alpine Resort www.skifernie.com is part of the Resorts of the Canadian Rockies Inc. (RCR) family. Proudly Canadian, Resorts of the Canadian Rockies Inc. (RCR) is the largest private ski resort owner/operator in North America, owning six ski resorts across Canada, including Nakiska Ski Area in Alberta; Fernie Alpine Resort, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and Kimberley Alpine Resort in British Columbia. RCR also owns and manages a number of hotels and golf courses, including Trickle Creek in Kimberley, and Wintergreen Golf and Country Club in Bragg Creek. RCR aims to provide each and every guest The Ultimate Experience.

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