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post #11 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-12-2012, 12:07 PM
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I hate crowds and lift lines more than anything so I say Fernie especially if your riding during the weekends....probably a hell of allot cheaper too.

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Plus here are some pics I took at Fernie last year with my camera phone...

December 10th...



January 22nd...



March 18th...


Did somebody say the North America had no snow last year? We didn't get the memo...
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Thanks for all the tips!

I did an online quote from RCR usin a cheap room @ the lizard, dec 2-7 with 5 day lift tickets came out to $1074 for both of us. Airfare to cranbrook with aircanada was $1057 round trip for both of us. Westjet was more and didn't go to cranbrook only Calgary.

Ill have to see how CanSki deals stack up to these prices!

Also thinking of spending a bit of time in Vancouver on the way back, CanSki is apparently flexible and most of the flights have a layover there anyways

Poutanen -- thanks for the pictures it looks awesome! We're most definitely goin to say on the hill-- the GF is concerned about hot tub availability too so we'll be sure to check into that

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Yeah I am heading to Fernie this year for sure! I'll be staying in Kimberly with my bro and driving to Fernie. It's a little bit of a drive, but free bed is a bonus. If people are heading there would love to ride with some people.
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Yeah I am heading to Fernie this year for sure! I'll be staying in Kimberly with my bro and driving to Fernie. It's a little bit of a drive, but free bed is a bonus. If people are heading there would love to ride with some people.
Yeah I've got an open invitation to any forum member to PM me when anyone's heading to Fernie. I'll be there 4-5 times this year at least...

Was in Kimberley last year and the hill is okay. Faces the wrong was to get any sun at the end of December on the back side. Which is too bad because there are some STEEP glades back there. Fun stuff! The front side is too much of a funnel it needs a big improvement before I'll be back.
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Ya free bed would be a bonus for sure

You've got a NS avatar -- what board are you going to use out there? I was a little worried about my Proto in the pow but I'm sure it'll hold up

It'd be nice meeting with whoever was down there going to a drink in town or whatnot -- there's always much to be had when getting in touch with the locals especially
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Found a pretty awesome comparison chart of Fernie vs. Whistler conditions throughout the season based on local reports going all the way back to the mid-90s

Fernie and Whistler Snow Conditions

Talked to Skican yesterday, they're going to email us a quote in the next day or two
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Just goto Revelstoke
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I would but I was there last year!
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I would but I was there last year!
ALL the more reason to Go back!!! ;-)

but PERSONALLY... I would go to fernie. although you are going with the lady so you might find the night life in whistler more suited to this vacation.

Alternataively you can come back with me in january.... i think im going back. Fuck Big White. No way I can be less than 2 hours from Revy and NOT go there.... I would be riding Big White the whole time thinking "why the hell am I not hiking the north peak and charging down greely bowl....."
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