Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Only British blaady Columbia!!!
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it is kinda weird that a euro-limey like me has been to both these places! and yet you 'locals' have not!
Big White, is a nice family based place, that is prone to utter white outs, hence the name. lots of tree lined runs and mellow, roller runs. a nice place for sure, but not very demanding, other than the cliff, especially if you hike around the bowl a bit from the chair lift. nice pistes tho; good for the french ski tema to do their high spped carnage!
fernie tho, is big arse, big mountain. lots of well serviced bowls and an absolute treat for anyone loving the steep and deep. the parks in both are about as good as each other; not great, but not crappy.....
basically, for family fun and good night life, go BW. (but be sure to check your hotel bill on checking out! i stayed at The Inn and the aussies there, tried to charge me over $100 for one ONE pitcher of beer. when i said that don't look right, they said they knew i would question it! basically, they KNOWINGLY tried to con me!!!! how's that for customer service!? oh and another aussie tried to close the bar on us one night at about 9.30pm coz she wanted to go home!)
for hardcore killing it on the steeps, fernie all the way. i hear their night life ain't too bad, but seeing as i stayed in the actual town of fernie, rather than the places at the base of the hill, i was a slave to the last bus home, which rediculously, was as early as 5pm! that's a loss of many beer bucks IMO!
Just coz you don't understand it
Doesn't mean it makes no sense!