You prefer Nakiska over Kicking Horse?
Gotta be for proximity and not terrain I would think.
Gotta be this. An hour drive door to parking lot has its benefits.
Yeah exactly, I prefer the terrain at Fernie to Kicking Horse and the drive is about the same.
Nakiska is my 1:10 door to door fun when I just want a few hours, or if the snow sucks elsewhere. Plus it's actually not a bad hill if you're into carving.
Lake Louise is my 2:00 door to door fun times! Best day trips, the occasional weekend trip, etc.
Fernie is my weekend away place, 'bout 3:15 for me.
Last year it was pretty even, I did about 10 days at each of the above, with a couple at Kimberley (on brutal hardpack), and a couple at Kicking Horse (in early season crap in December).
Nakiska was the first to open, even though it was only one run I was boarding in October!