Fernie’s Legendary Powder Returns

The epic days of skiing deep powder top-to-bottom in November have returned to Fernie. A three day storm dumped a meter of light snow throughout the valley and locals have been celebrating. Here is some footage Ross Frazier took in Currie Bowl.

For those of you who dream of visiting Fernie here is a tourism contest for you..

If you’re a lover of powder skiing then it won’t take much to convince you that this contest represents an experience that powderhounds dream of. The “Powderhounds wanted” contest offers a week long Fernie ski holiday for two featuring a 3-day catskiing and lodging package at Island Lake Lodge, 3 days of skiing at the legendary Fernie Alpine Resort, and 4 nights accommodation at ski-in ski-out Lizard Creek Lodge. This prize package is valued at over $6,300.

For over 20 years, Island Lake Lodge has set the standard for snowcat skiing. Boasting 7000-acres of private ski terrain riddled with untouched powder runs and set amongst a backdrop of rugged mountain peaks, Island Lake has always been labeled a must-do experience. The lodge itself features lavish accommodation, hot tubs, a full spa, and exemplary fine dining with an extensive wine library. The 3-day catskiing prize package includes guided catskiing, lodging, dining and powder ski or board rental.

Fernie Alpine Resort is regularly declared one of the top ski resorts in North America, with over 2,500 skiable acres, five alpine bowls, 113 runs, countless glades and over 9 metres (29 feet) of average annual snowfall. Fernie Alpine Resort offers the full resort experience with on-mountain dining, activities and lodging, including the luxurious Lizard Creek Lodge. The contest winner will stay at Lizard Creek Lodge for 4 nights as they ski the Fernie slopes for 3 days. A 4½ star ski-in ski-out lodge, Lizard Creek features a great room with a four-sided fireplace, heated outdoor pool and 3 hot tubs overlooking the slopes, fitness centre and spa, and on-site casual and fine dining.

Add the fact that you will be based in a ski town rated by Rolling Stones Magazine as “The Coolest Town in North America”; Fernie represents a true powder ski destination. To enter the contest, visit www.experiencefernie.com/contest. Deadline to enter is January 15th and the draw date is January 16th.