Fernie Snow Report:

The Fernie snow report is: 8 out of 9 Lifts open. 127 of 142 km of pistes open. Our model predicted that 7cm (2.8 inches) of snow fell over 48 hours between Friday 17 of January at 8AM and Sunday 19 of January at 8AM MST at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less. Fernie Snow Conditions: .


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
5cm
Mon 20 Jan
Origin:Report Origin

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
5cm
Mon 20 Jan
Origin:Report Origin

Fernie snow depths: updated 20 January 2020

Mountain
Upper snow depth:
284cm
Lower snow depth:
151cm

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 20 Jan 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:

7cm
Jan 17
1cm
Jan 18
7cm
Jan 19
5cm
Jan 20

Resort report:

Resort Open
Conditions piste
Piste condition:
Fresh
Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Fresh
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
1cm Tue 21 Jan (PM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
7cm Fri 31 Jan (AM)
Lift
Lifts open:
8 out of 9
Conditions runs
Resort runs:
Open

Fernie snow conditions

  • 0
    Bluebird Powder Days
  • 7
    Powder Days
  • 0
    Bluebird Days

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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
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Issued: yesterday 51km  away
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Webcam
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Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
-
-
Upper
Lower
-
-
Upper
Lower
215cm
80cm
Upper
Lower
130cm
130cm
Upper
Lower
-
-
Piste State
Piste
Excellent
Off Piste
Packed
Piste
Good
Off Piste
Powder
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
1cm
2 days ago
Amount:
Date:
4cm
2 days ago
Amount:
Date:
1cm
2 days ago
Amount:
Date:
8cm
4 days ago
Amount:
Date:
1cm
2 days ago
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
9cm
6cm
6cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
7cm
7cm
8cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
3cm
5cm
2cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
1cm
4cm
1cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
3cm
7cm
3cm
Weather
Mon
light snow
Tue
partially cloudy
Wed
light snow
Mid station 1940m
Tue
snow showers
Wed
light snow
Thu
light snow
Mid station 2056m
Mon
light snow
Tue
snow showers
Wed
snow showers
Mid station 1842m
Mon
cloudy
Tue
partially cloudy
Wed
clear
Mid station 1606m
Tue
clear
Wed
light snow
Thu
light snow
Mid station 1585m

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.