In our quest to build epic winters for our MagicBus faithful, we added Fernie to the list of Weekenders a couple seasons ago. Now it’s here to stay! MagicBus’ favourite weekend to head to Fernie is for the Griz Days Festival. There are tons of events in town and on the mountain all weekend long!!
Mar 5-7, 2021
2 Nights at the Park Place Lodge Fernie
• 2 full days skiing at Fernie
• Round-trip transportation from Edmonton
• Shuttles to and from the ski resort
• Fernie Griz Days Festivities
*To guarantee availability, reservation must be made 30 days prior to departure.
This trip departs from Edmonton on Friday afternoon. This way all the travelling is done upfront and you can get two FULL days of skiing without waking up at ridiculous o’clock!
You arrive at the Park Place Lodge and soon you’re enjoying the electric Fernie atmosphere! Don’t forget we’re running on BC time now, so update your watch!
You will have your lift tickets and be able to hit first chair if you choose or relax and enjoy breakfast at one of the many on hill choices. Ride the day, ripping up Fernie’s many runs ranging from green all the way to OMG black and double black diamond runs. Fernie is truly everyone’s mountain, there’s something here for everybody in your group.
At days’ end, hit the patio, the pub, the shower… whatever you choose and relax! Sit back and take it all in! Make sure to check out the many events of Griz Days in town tonight! Enjoy your night and there’s another full ski day yet to come! By the time we have to head home you’ll be a Fernie dedicated rider!
Fernie Alpine Resort provides visitors legendary powder, uncrowded trails, a mild climate, the best in Après ski fun and much more! Delivering over 2500 acres of skiable terrain, 142 named runs, 5 alpine bowls, and an exceptional beginner’s area, Fernie is a true winter playground for skiers and riders of all levels.
MagicBus launches a Weekender trip to Fernie every year during “Griz Days” which offers many family friendly events both on and off mountain. Last year’s events included Dummy Downhill racing, live entertainment, downtown parade, fireworks, and more.
This place gets lots of snow! Imagine snow deep enough that you could bury a bus in the snow bank! Yeah, that kind of snow. Fernie is friendly and spectacular! You have a great selection of lifts, 2 speedy quads, 2 relaxing quads, 3 triple chairs and various beginner areas.
This ski area offers the perfect combination of runs for schools, families and company getaways to full on max effort training. Beginners to experts are all happy at Fernie Mountain Resort.
For the beginners in the group, Fernie offers some great warmup spots with the Mini and Mighty Moose lifts. Gentle, and comfortable slopes with confidence-building terrain.
Once you’re comfy, head up to the Deer and Elk Chairs. These feature several awesome green and blue runs with lots of selection. These are wide open, super comfy cruisers that all feed to the base area. There are enough to keep you interested and busy for quite a while.
Ready for more? Head up the Great Bear Express Quad Chair, accessible from either the Elk or Deer Chairs. It’s better from the Elk chair though… Upper runs tend to lean toward the blue class of terrain, so if this meets your needs be ready, because there’s tons to choose from up here. The Lizard Bowl is spectacular for all types of skiers/boarders. You will find at least one of your favourite Fernie runs in here.
Be sure to hit the Boomerang Triple while on this side. This chair feeds you into several heart pumping black and double black runs that will ramp up the beats per minute and prime your appetite for the Timber Bowl.
The Timber Bowl Express Quad hauls you way up into the alpine. This chair is all black and blue so come prepared. Three more giant bowls, Currie, Timber and Sierra await the enthusiastic skier/boarder. From wide open rippers to chutes to bumps to spines… it’s all here! Bring fresh knees and a trail map and have a great day!
Well, when you’re done and the gear is in the rack, it’s time to eat! Fernie has lots to choose from right on mountain. Friendly pub style to family restaurant, the full selection awaits. Fernie is for everyone. Come excited, leave happy!
Monday - Friday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed
*Hours may differ due to bus schedule changes
*Holiday hours may differ