Fernie Alpine Resort early opening for winter ski season. Yes! We are opening early to celebrate the 50th anniversary! Opening for November 26 and 27th weekend and then for 7 day a week operation beginnning on December 2nd. We are waiting for clear weather break and helicopter to arrive so we can fly the towers up for new Polar Peak lift. Fernie Alpine Resort will be the first resort in the Canadian Rockies of British Columbia to open.