4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms, sleeps 11 - 14
About Lana Radchenko
Myles, brother Colin and wife Lana Radchenko built the Black Bear Chalet in 1990. Our first season of rentals was in 1991, and we have been renting it ever since. Our guests enjoy all seasons throughout the year in this vacation paradise. Myles Radchenko is a retired biology high school teacher, originally from Swift Current, now located in Vaseux, Lake. BC. Lana & Colin Radchenko are originally from Saskatoon, and now are located in San Diego. Lana is a chartered accountant working for Sempra Energy. Colin a was a high school teacher, but now is the General Manager and a PGA professional at Steele Canyon Golf Course in San Diego, CA and Bear Creek Golf Course in Murrieta, CA.
Lana Radchenko purchased this Chalet in 1991
Why Lana Radchenko chose Fernie
As avid skiiers, we first fell in love with Fernie because of the DEEP powder snow in the winter season. Later, we learned Fernie is a great place to be all year around - skiing, snowboarding, ski-doing, hiking, biking, fishing, rafting, and of course, golf!
Pool / Spa
Minimum age of primary renter:21
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Amazing Family Christmas!!
The Black Bear Chalet was absolutely perfect for our family ski Christmas vacation. The home is very clean, spacious and welcoming. The kitchen is well set up for a larger gatherings and easy to prepare food and cook in. Everyone loved the proximity of the Chalet to the ski hill and how easy it was to pop back to the Chalet for lunch. The hot tub was definitely another highlight - again very clean and the water was hot :). Everyone loved having their own bathroom and the beds were very comfortable.
Adam - the property Caretaker was very friendly and helpful. Definitely the BEST family ski vacation!
Lana...Thank you so much for everything!!! We had a wonderful Christmas.
Best cabin in the area!
Beautiful property. Best place for a family to go to experience Fernie. We'll be back!
Amazing home and location!
This home in the mountains is amazing! We stayed with three families of four! Fit us all perfectly. Everyone family had their own space and bathroom! The kitchen island is perfect for a buffet style service and the dinning table big enough for us all to eat together! Super close to the ski trails! The views are gorgeous! Lana, the owner was super helpful and got back to us immediately if we had questions. Would definitely without hesitation recommend this home and come back !!
Beautiful spacious home with great layout for a big group.
This home was perfect for my group of eight guys. There was more than enough space to eat and hangout and nobody had to share a bed. We loved the rustic log cabin feel, and the location was also great. The owners were very responsive and easy to work with. I’d highly recommend this property!
Enjoyed our stay at the Lodge. Kitchen is well stocked with cooking equipment. Bedrooms are large and have ensuites. Nice touch.
Our group of guys has been doing an annual ski trip for the past 52 years. This is the best accommodation we've had to date.
Thanks for your kind words. 52 years is impressive!!! Hope you can stay with us again. -- Lana
Great place to enjoy the mountains.
We enjoyed our stay at the Black Bear chalet over New Years. The chalet is beautiful and had lots of space for our family of 9 adults and 3 kids. The views are breathtaking and the location is ideal for enjoying all Fernie and the ski hill has to offer. We loved our time here. The chalet was very clean, supplies were plentiful, and the hot tub was well cared for and great after a day of skiing. The owners were very nice and quickly answered any of our questions. The tenant in the basement was also very friendly. Our only minor concerns were there could be a few more forks and another couch in the living room for us larger groups. A safety concern was the ice build up on the front step, it was quite thick and slippery. And our last concern was being charged extra for taxes that came into effect after we booked and paid for our stay. But overall this place is stunning and great for a family gathering!
Fernie, British Columbia has developed into a year round recreation site. Nestled in a valley and surrounded by rugged peaks, the picturesque City of Fernie lies 5 km (3 miles) east of the Fernie Alpine Resort where our chalet is located.
Known for its phenomenal skiing, Fernie has also grown to be a year round recreation site. Whether it is skiing on the 875 cm (that's almost 27 feet) of snow that Fernie gets yearly or enjoying a river raft or golf game at one of the 5 nearby courses. Fernie has it all!
Golf: There are six top notch golf courses within 15 to 60 minute drive including:
- Fernie Golf Course
- Trickle Creek Golf Course
- Boot Leg Gap Golf Course
- St. Eugene Mission
- Kimberly Golf Course
- Cranbrook Golf Course
Ski: Ski lifts or Runs can be reached by walking for 5 minute(s). Located right on the ski hill. After a day of skiing, you can ski right to the door of the chalet.