Western Canada was truly blessed during the 2017–18 season. This was especially true for Fernie, which received over 11 whopping metres of snow! Given this, you can well imagine that my expectations were high when I headed there for a ski vacation in mid-March, accompanied by several group leaders and journalists. Our visit to Fernie happened to coincide with some festivities that were in full swing at the foot of the mountain. With most of the skiers already seemingly in après-ski mode, it felt like we were the only ones on the mountain… free to enjoy and explore as we pleased!
Since our group consisted mainly of expert skiers, we headed for the mountain’s five bowls. We particularly enjoyed the runs down from the Polar Peak lift, not only for the terrain, but also for the spectacular view. If you are a little intimidated by the size of this mountain, know that we have a destination rep on site this year who will be more than happy to help you find your way around. And, if you feel like pushing yourself a little further, you can always sign up for the Steep and Deep camp at the ski school.
Fernie’s beauty extends far beyond the mountain. The Western-style village is utterly picture-postcard perfect and, come evening, the city’s main street is action packed! Where accommodations are concerned, Fernie has options for every taste and budget—including newly added luxury cottages.
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