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Fernie Snow Report:

The Fernie snow report is: 0 out of 9 Lifts open. Resort is closed. Plan to Open 12/05. Our model predicted that 8cm (3 inches) of snow fell over 48 hours between Wednesday 25 of November at 8AM and Friday 27 of November at 8AM MST at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less.


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
No recent snow

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
8cm
Fri 27 Nov
Origin:Report Origin

Fernie snow depths: updated 29 November 2020

Mountain
Upper snow depth:
0cm
Lower snow depth:
0cm

Fernie resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Fernie brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Fernie snow report shown below was updated on 29 Nov 2020. Snow Reports are provided regularly throughout the ski season courtesy of our own network of ski resort managers, the Skiclub of Great Britain and Skiresort Service International GmbH. In addition to the current report on ski conditions, we also provide webcams (including a 4 week cam archive), current live observations from nearby weather stations and also historical snow data for Fernie.

Last snowfall:

2cm
Nov 24
5cm
Nov 25
3cm
Nov 26
8cm
Nov 27

Resort report:

Resort Closed
Conditions piste
Piste condition:
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Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
2cm Tue 01 Dec (AM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
No significant snow is forecast
Lift
Lifts open:
0 out of 9
Conditions runs
Resort runs:
closed

Fernie snow conditions

  • 0
    Bluebird Powder Days
  • 4
    Powder Days
  • 0
    Bluebird Days

Snow Radar

Latest snow reports near Fernie:

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Fernie Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Fernie 2019 - 2020. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

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Snow reports for resorts near Fernie

Find the best conditions for skiing and snowboarding near Fernie using our Snowfinder page.

Resort
Issued: 2 days ago 8km  away
Issued: 2 days ago 12km  away
Issued: today 51km  away
Issued: today 71km  away
Issued: today 117km  away
Webcam
No webcamNo webcamNo webcamKimberley webcamNo webcam
Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
-
-
Upper
Lower
-
-
Upper
Lower
65cm
30cm
Upper
Lower
0cm
0cm
Upper
Lower
0cm
0cm
Piste State
Piste
Good
Off Piste
Varied
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
5cm
2 days ago
Amount:
Date:
6cm
2 days ago
Amount:
Date:
3cm
4 days ago
Amount:
Date:
3cm
4 days ago
Amount:
Date:
4cm
10 days ago
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
2cm
0cm
1cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
2cm
0cm
1cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
1cm
0cm
1cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
0cm
0cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
0cm
0cm
Weather
Sun
cloudy
Mon
clear
Tue
light snow
Mid station 1940m
Sun
cloudy
Mon
clear
Tue
light snow
Mid station 2056m
Sun
partially cloudy
Mon
clear
Tue
partially cloudy
Mid station 1842m
Sun
partially cloudy
Mon
partially cloudy
Tue
partially cloudy
Mid station 1606m
Sun
partially cloudy
Mon
partially cloudy
Tue
clear
Mid station 1372m

Notes on the Fernie Snow Report

The snow report describes the piste and off-piste ski conditions at Fernie. You can submit an updated snow report here. Piste and off-piste are often different so we ask snow reporters to describe Fernie piste and off-piste conditions separately. If these details are missing from the Fernie snow report, you can predict off-piste conditions using the snow depth, the date of the most recent snowfall at Fernie, the Fernie weather report and the forecast.

Members can check the hindcast for a timeline of Fernie weather conditions. This detailed weather log makes it easy to predict snow conditions at Fernie, even when the snow report is too old to be useful. The hindcast shows when our weather model last predicted snowfall at Fernie. It shows how much snow we think fell then, and the way freezing level, wind and weather have varied through time. You will be able to predict whether to expect off-piste powder, slush, spring snow, ice or wind crust.

If you see a report of powder or fresh snow conditions several days after snow last fell, there is usually a good reason. At crowded ski resorts, off-piste new snow will be tracked out within hours of a fresh fall but wherever crowds are light in relation to the accessible terrain, it will be possible to stay fresh much later, perhaps several days later. Alternatively, strong winds sometimes redistribute powder snow enough to cover old tracks, or it may simply be that the ski area was not fully open for some period after the snow fell, so fresh snow that fell a while ago has remained un-tracked until this report.

Whenever weather conditions change, Fernie snow conditions will change too, so it is important to check the time and date of the Fernie snow report and to guess what effect the weather will have had on snow quality between then and now. For example, the Fernie snow report on Friday afternoon may indicate fresh powder but if Friday night is mild and rainy then ski conditions will be very poor on Saturday morning. Conversely, if the weather stays stable and cold, the same snow report can be valid for more than a week. We advise that you check the Fernie snow forecast to see if conditions are likely to change before your visit.

Many skiers enjoy moguls and fast icy pistes but for off-piste skiers and free-ride snowboarders, fresh snow starts to deteriorate from the moment it settles. Wind, rain and periods of above-freezing temperature are the primary cause of the evolution from fresh powder to windslab, ice or slush. High altitude slopes that are shaded from the sun and sheltered from the wind preserve powder stashes longer after fresh snowfall. If the snow report mentions pockets of powder at Fernie, study the Fernie piste map in relation to the wind direction to determine the most likely locations.

We stress the importance of checking the date on the Fernie snow report particularly around weekends. For example, the snow report for Fernie on Friday may indicate powder after recent snowfall but following a sunny and busy weekend, when the locals hit the mountains en masse, the ski conditions (at any resort) can deteriorate rapidly and late arrivals may see very different ski conditions. Of course some people look for deteriorating conditions in the snow report for the likely development of mogul fields but for powder lovers and particularly snowboarders this can mean tracked out off-piste snow. Of course, this doesn’t always happen quickly after fresh snowfall particularly at quiet North facing resorts at high altitude where genuine powder stashes may be found days or even weeks later. It is worth checking the piste map for Fernie (found in menu above) for the location of favourable slopes that may be described in the "Fernie Snow Conditions" part of the snow report. In addition to checking the Fernie snow report we recommend that you check the snow forecasts found in the menu at the top of the page along with our ski resort guide.