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Ski Resort Life

What's New at Fernie Resort for 2008-2009

Parking, Glades, and Direct Air Service all included for on-mountain improvements

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Photo by Henry Georgi

Direct US Air Service –

Getting to Fernie is now even easier: We are pleased to announce new direct air service on Delta Airlines between Salt Lake City and the Canadian Rockies International Airport in Cranbrook, BC. Service will commence on December 17, 2008, making it even easier to get to Fernie from the USA. The Canadian Rockies International Airport is just 60 minutes from Fernie Alpine Resort. Book your seat today!

More Glades

: Guests love Fernie Alpine Resort for its terrific bowls and glade skiing. Some of this summer’s projects include more glade cutting on KC Chutes, Cedar Ridge, Currie Glades, Stagleap. More lines are being cut in the Mitchy Chutes off the Timber Chair.

New to Tree Skiing? Glade spacing in some areas will make tree skiing for the intermediate skier more accessible.

Where Am I?

Fernie Alpine Resort is adding more on-mountain signage to improve guests’ ability to move around the massive mountain.

Rest in Style

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

More Parking

: Approximately 100 new stalls will be added to the resort, and resurfacing work on lot #4 will allow for a smoother ride as you arrive in-resort.

More Snow for High Traffic Areas

: Fernie Alpine Resort will be adding another Techno Alpine snowmaking tower. These towers add efficiency to snowmaking, allowing the mountain to make lots of snow in higher traffic areas for guests accessing the Timber chair area from Lizard, Currie and Timber Bowls.

Daylodge Enhancements

: Significant renovations and upgrades to the daylodge flooring, bathrooms and locker area.

Improved Access for Avalanche Control

: The mountain team will be completing the Polar Peak Safety Line, allowing staff to safely access the peaks above the ski area to conduct avalanche control work. Further, upgrades are being made to the mountain’s Avalanche Safety Plan and Program to keep the Fernie Ski Patrol on the leading edge of avalanche safety technologies in Canada. Knot Chutes Tram System: This system will improve the speed and safety for teams to conduct avalanche control in the Knot Chutes off the Top of the White Pass Chair. Improved access and upgrades is part of our ongoing commitment to ensuring guest safety, and key to opening up terrain safely during Fernie’s famous snow cycles.

The 2007/08 season brought 37 feet (1118cm) of fluffy, fabulous snow to Fernie Alpine Resort! 65% of ski days during the season received recorded snowfall. We can hardly wait to see what next season will bring! Fernie Alpine Resort is scheduled to open for the 2008/09 season on December 6, 2008.