Fernie is located in the extreme South East of the Canadian province of British Columbia. It is about 160 kilometers (100 miles) south of Banff, Alberta and about 300 road kilometers (180 miles) from Calgary Alberta. The ski hill itself is about 5 km from the town of Fernie, population 5000, and it is about 10 km from the Island Lake Lodge cat skiing operation.
For those arriving by ballistic missle the exact coordinates of the base lodge are N 49° 27.759' W 115° 05.241
However most people come by car with Calgary being the most common origin. People arriving by air can go to either Cranbrook or Calgary and then rent a car, take a shuttle or the bus. I have no experience with the shuttle, but the bus is a miserable trip whose tediousness is only exceeded by the remarkably inconvenient departure and arrival times.
Note that if you are staying in town, the ski hill is about a five minute drive away, so you will need to take a shuttle if you do not have a car. Check out Kootenay Taxi for information on the shuttle and bus rates and times.