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Old 01-17-2013, 03:10 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Yeah not an unexpected response RE fernie. Good stuff! It'll likely be feb 2014. So peak. Might call some places to get a read. Thanks for the help guys!
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:16 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Yeah not an unexpected response RE fernie. Good stuff! It'll likely be feb 2014. So peak. Might call some places to get a read. Thanks for the help guys!
Each place seems to have their own specialty. This all depends on snow but:

- Fernie has probably the largest quantity of glades, and a great helping of chutes, cliffs, etc.
- Nakiska has fantastic grooming, and their park looks better this year
- Lake Louise has the best park in the area, except maybe COP but that doesn't count for me
- Sunshine usually gets larger snow dumps, and it's got a wide variety of terrain
- Kicking Horse has chutes, chutes, and more chutes, other than that I didn't think it was as good as the hype
- Revelstoke has lots of Vert (biggest in NA of course), but other than that I've heard it's not amazing, good but not amazing
- I'll be heading to whistler in a few weeks so can report back then
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I really want to make a quagmire reply to the thread title. Cant. help. myself.

ALLRIGHT!! GIGGITY, GIGGITY.

I feel better now.

Sorry, carry on.
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:53 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Ill be doing this exact trip in two weeks throughout feb. Didnt have Fernie on the radar originally but may need to add it to the itinerary...

Will let u know how we go, but it sounds like u already have all the info u need.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:54 PM   #15 (permalink)
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RagJuice, i'll be in touch. Good luck with your trip!
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Would anyone like to advocate that fernie is worth the few extra hours on a bus?
TBH i'm running out of time and money on my trip but i want to do it while i'm there if it's worth it
We're going to try get down there if the snow is good. A friend did a season there and loved it (the mountain, not the town so much) so going by that and the recommendations here we're going to push to fit it in if we can. Because we're finishing up in Calgary rather than starting there it suits to go to Fernie last without going out of our way too much.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:54 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Each place seems to have their own specialty. This all depends on snow but:

- Fernie has probably the largest quantity of glades, and a great helping of chutes, cliffs, etc.
- Nakiska has fantastic grooming, and their park looks better this year
- Lake Louise has the best park in the area, except maybe COP but that doesn't count for me
- Sunshine usually gets larger snow dumps, and it's got a wide variety of terrain
- Kicking Horse has chutes, chutes, and more chutes, other than that I didn't think it was as good as the hype
- Revelstoke has lots of Vert (biggest in NA of course), but other than that I've heard it's not amazing, good but not amazing
- I'll be heading to whistler in a few weeks so can report back then
Never heard someone make BC sound so meh
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Never heard someone make BC sound so meh
Very good
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Never heard someone make BC sound so meh
Was I supposed to say "FUCK YEAH KICKING HORSE ROCKED!!! THOSE 200 ft vert bits of steep followed by 3800 ft vert of cat track is THA BOMB!!!:

I like Fernie a lot, other than that I seem to prefer AB resorts over BC so far. And AB is colder so the snow seems to stay better longer.
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