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BEST LOCATION ON THE MOUNTAIN! Thunder Ridge 3 BR Ski in/Out Condo.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-10)

#7 Thunder Ridge Chalet features THE best location at Fernie Alpine Resort. Others say their location is best, BUT THIS ONE DELIVERS. Just step off the back deck and you are on the ski run to go down to the lifts and base area amenities. For lunch or at the end of the day just take the 'Holo Hike' ski run and ski right back to the door. No walking - ever!

The owners of this property are avid skiers and therefore it only rents out 4 or 5 times a season. If availability matches with your vacation dates - this is the one to rent!

This property features an open plan main floor with a large living room and kitchen that was completely renovated in the the summer of 2017. The living room is perfect for relaxing and entertaining with new hardwood floor through out and a plush carpet in front of the fireplace. The kitchen is fully equipped with absolutely everything you need. Top end appliances and a large quartz island for socializing around after a great day on the slopes. Also on this floor is a bathroom, and a well organized equipment room with a ski and boot rack for you to efficiently store all your gear.

The upper floor has three bedrooms:

Master (queen bed, en suite bathroom with shower, walk in closet with washer/dryer)

Bedroom 2 (queen bunk bed (two people on top, two people below), and

Bedroom 3 (queen bed)

The second bathroom on this floor has a full bath & shower and is for use by guests in Bedrooms 2 and 3.

On the back deck is your private hot tub and gas BBQ.

As this is an end unit in Thunder Ridge looking up at the mountain. You have wonderful views of the ski hill and bright sunshine coming in through the day. A few steps away is the Hollo Hike run which takes you DOWN to the elk chair. No waking - ever! All of the Fernie Alpine Resort's restaurants, bars, spas, and stores are an easy five minute walk so park the car and forget about driving for a while!

More Details

Dean or Catherine Novak
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 9, 2018

About Dean or Catherine Novak

We are a family from Calgary but have been skiing in Fernie for over 30 years. We know the resort and the town inside out and love to share the many experiences it offers with people from around the world.

Dean or Catherine Novak purchased this condo in 1999

Why Dean or Catherine Novak chose Fernie

Fernie, and specifically this wonderful condo, really let's you unwind. Often we arrive, and don't get back in the car to go any where for days as everything you need is right there. So great not to have to drive!

What makes this condo unique

Location. Location. Location. Many people market their properties with great location or best location. Thunder Ridge, and specifically this unit in Thunder Ridge, truly is the best. Literally step off the back deck, and start skiing down to the lifts, AND you can ski back right to the same spot for lunch or the end of the day.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for your wonderful condo! Everything worked out perfectly. A total winter wonderland compared to the hassle of the mega resorts we're used to in Europe.
Apr 2010
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Fernie Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Ensuite bathroom off of master bedroom
    Main floor bathroom - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , Double Queen Bunk (sleeps 4).
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Sleeps 2
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Bed in living room is a sofa bed.
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Pop up playpen and highchair available., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa bed in main living room., Bunk Beds (1) Queen over Queen bunk bed (sleeps 2 people on upper and 2 people lower).
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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BEST LOCATION ON THE MOUNTAIN! Thunder Ridge 3 BR Ski in/Out Condo.
average rating of 4.714286 based on 13 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Location truly is best on the mountain, and everything in the condo was just great. Super well layed out and exactly what we were looking for. Skiing right to the door for lunch and at the end of the day was awesome!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly is the perfect ski in/out

  • 5 of 5

The location is perfect very roomy has a great kitchen nice floor plan, great hot tub overlooking the mountain, ski locker in the garage was such an added bonus, we would definitely stay there again. Thanks to the Novak's for a great trip and being so courteous and professional.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very good location to explore the mountain

  • 4 of 5

The rear balcony is approx. 15 feet away from an access slope. Cannot ask to be closer.

The overall condition of the property was good and clean.

This property has been build probably 15 or so years ago and it shoes a bit. Some renovations have been done and it seems that the owner are still putting money into the property in ordor to maintain it in relatively good conditions.

The master bed room is ok but the two other rooms are quite small.

It is a place I would not hesitate to return or recommand.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, we are so lucky to have such an awesome location next to the ski out. We are continuing to update our condo and are excited about a kitchen renovation this summer.
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Fantastic Family Home

  • 4 of 5

We loved the ski-in-ski-out aspect of this condo. We hired for a week in February and got close to a foot of fresh snow the night we arrived (28cm)! so conditions were great and we even got some sledding in on the slope right next to the condo which the kids loved! The Griz restaurant is only a few steps from the condo and was a great spot too, as was the fernie village which wasnt much further walk. The hot tub was ideal for soaking our bones in after a full day skiing, the layout of the condo was great too, open plan with a cozy den and gas fireplace with Netflix to chill out on the sofa on. The upstairs bedrooms were ideal for our family, a queen bunk room for our 3 boys, a smaller bedroom for our Mom and finally the master suite with great views of Fernie Alpine (the boys loved watching the snowcats go by our window grooming the runs at night! So overall we would highly recommend this condo and this mountain for great terrain and friendly locals to make you feel right at home.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best Family Trip!!!

  • 5 of 5

I would like to thank you and your family for renting your beautiful condo to us from March 5 – 9. We had a fabulous time and truly loved the location. I know our time spent as a family was very memorable and when we have the opportunity to do another Fernie trip with the kids, we will definitely check to see if your condo will be available.

Thanks again!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2012
  • Stayed: March 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Location in Fernie!

  • 5 of 5

This is truly ski-in/ski-out right to and from your door. The unit was very clean, updated and well equipped with great space for our family of 5, but could have easily handled a couple more people. We especially appreciated having the equipment room for all our our gear. The owners were great to work with and if we return to Fernie we would hope to stay in this unit again.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2012
  • Stayed: February 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $113.18

We cannot guarantee the ski conditions during the ski season. If the ski hill is open, cancellation is per contract.

100% deposit refunded minus $50 admin fee if cancelled 45 days prior to stay

75% deposit refunded minus $50 admin fee if cancelled 30 days prior to stay

No refund less than 30 days prior to stay. In some cases, the owner may allow the guests to change booking to any open dates within the ski season.

There is a self-contained lower unit that may or may not be occupied during your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.