Range of choices for buyers in Fernie
Projects offer recreational potential
Here are some of the current development projects that may be of interest to potential buyers looking for a recreation property in Fernie:
Alpine Trails Mountain Community: A new phase of single-family house lots is about to start sales at the project, a recreation development begun 14 years ago by East Kootenay Land Corp. It is located at the base of Mount Fernie, Mount Trinity and Mount Proctor.
Fairy Creek, Fernie’s main water source, runs through the development. With incredible views, the community is also within walking distance of downtown.
“A lot of our purchasers are from Calgary, or from here, and they’re looking at a place they’ll retire to — and for a place for them and their family to recreate,” says sales manager Mike Contini.
Roughly 80 lots will be on the market within about a month. They will start at about $180,000, not including taxes.
They will have 60- to 70foot frontages and back onto an integrated path system. Owners can bring their own builder.
“It looks like the community has grown up in the forest,” says Contini.
The development has strict architectural guidelines, including robust timber and rock elements.
Mount Fernie Estates — The development is a collection of large lots starting on a south-facing slope off Burma Road.
The scenic, mountain-view lots start from $190,000. The builder/developer of Mount Fernie Estates, Igor Landa, has his home at the development.
Visit mountfernieestates. com.
Timberline and Timber Landing: For people whose primary interest in Fernie is skiing and mountain biking, four new single-family house lots have come available in Timberline at the village at the base of Fernie Alpine Resort.
These large lots are between $300,000 and $400,000. Resorts of the Canadian Rockies can recommend builders or owners can bring their own. Lots with a home of about 2,500 to 3,000 square feet are expected to be slightly under $1 million. Late next year, the company expects to bring on Timber Landing, a large development currently zoned for single-family lots, says Hans Nieuwenhuis of Resorts of the Canadian Rockies.
The Alpine Trails Mountain Community has integrated paths.