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Fernie Alpine Resort Hotels

$199 or less
Editor's Pick
Bear Trail Lodge
Fernie , British Columbia
Canada
visitbeartrail@aol.com
www.beartraillodge.co.uk

This fully catered and hosted on-mountain log cabin affords great views across the Elk Valley. Inside, the scenery includes vaulted ceilings, a full kitchen, and a games room (with pool table, bar, and cable TV). Of the comfortable wood-paneled bedrooms, the best is the one on the top floor, with its own Jacuzzi and fantastic vistas. The room price includes breakfast, afternoon tea, and a homemade three-course evening meal with local beer and wine. The chummy staff will ferry you to the ski hill free of charge. The lodge sleeps ten, with a one-week minimum stay. (Parties of less than eight must pay a supplement.) Reservations are made by e-mail. Guests are picked up at Calgary or Cranbrook airports (or driving directions are provided on request).

$199 or less
Editor's Pick
Best Western Fernie Mountain Lodge
1622 7th Ave.
Fernie , British Columbia
Canada
Tel: 250 423 5500
info@bestwesternfernie.com
www.bestwesternfernie.com

A block from the Elk River and 5 kilometers from the ski resort, this Best Western has friendly employees and pleasant rooms with modern furnishings. Its in-town location means prices are more reasonable than those closer to the ski hill. Rooms fall into three categories. Standard rooms include microwave, fridge, Internet, and cable; some even have fireplaces. Executive suites feature a separate living area and kitchenette. Theme suites are luxurious (albeit kitschy) and have Jacuzzis and customized décor (the French Country unit is the most tasteful). Boston Pizza has a lounge with satellite sports TV and a deck; the hotel's Uptown Café serves acceptable breakfasts.

$199 or less
Editor's Pick
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Island Lake Lodge
602A 2nd Ave.
Fernie , British Columbia
Canada
Tel: 250 423 3700
Tel: 888 422 8754
Fax: 250 423 4055
www.islandlakelodge.com

Set in a stunning location—frozen (in winter) lake in front, cedar forest behind, and a network of ski trails all around—Island Lake Lodge is an ultra-exclusive enclave, accommodating only 32 guests. The lodge has three buildings, all built from larch and tamarack trunks, that vary in price and amenities: the Bear, with shared bathrooms, is the cheapest option; the Eagle has en suite facilities; and the Cedar, the most expensive choice, features its own outdoor hot tub. A private snowcat whisks skiers up the mountain. The fine restaurant serves a new menu every season and has an extensive wine list.

$200-$299
Editor's Pick
Lizard Creek Lodge
5346 Highline Dr.
Fernie , British Columbia
Canada
Tel: 250 423 2057
Fax: 250 423 2058
www.lizardcreek.com

Just yards from the Elk Quad Chair lift at the foot of the ski hill, luxurious Lizard Creek Lodge offers suites that sleep two to eight, with mountain balconies and fireplaces. All units are condominium-style, with a living-room area and full kitchen (pre-arrival grocery shopping is available). You can also rent condos with washer/dryers that sleep larger parties. The stunning great room has a huge fireplace and large armchairs. Don't want to cook on vacation? The Lizard Creek restaurant serves excellent upscale nosh and an epic Sunday brunch.

$199 or less
Editor's Pick
Snow Creek Lodge
5258 Highline Dr.
Fernie , British Columbia
Canada
Tel: 250 423 6878
Tel: 800 667 9911
www.snowcreeklodge.com

Set in a convenient ski-in/ski-down location at the base of the mountain, Snow Creek Lodge offers studios and one- and two-bedroom suites, built in early Canadian style. All have a deck or balcony, full kitchen facilities, a gas fireplace, cable TV, and Internet access. The two-bedroom cabins are tucked into the trees above the main lodge and have wraparound decks or balconies: at the end of each day, you can watch the last skiers finishing up their runs. Friendly and low-key, Snow Creek is a great choice for families.

Information may have changed since the date of publication. Please confirm details with individual establishments before planning your trip.