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Fernie in the News

Fernie may be small, but it has a lot to boast about. From serving as the backdrop to dozens of Hollywood movies to being home to one of North America’s most highly rated ski resorts, our town is no stranger to accolades from major magazines, newspapers and blogs. Below is a collection of some of our favourite articles about Fernie:

Awards & Accolades

Fernie is highly acclaimed by the people that live and play here year round. This acclamation has also been recognized with many distinctive awards from around the world.

Here are but a few of the awards and accolades received:

  • One of the Top 6 Powder Destinations on the Planet (Fall Line Skiing Magazine, 2007)
  • ‘Best Powder’ (Ski Canada Magazine, 2007)
  • ‘Best New On-Mountain Restaurant’ – Lost Boys Café (Ski Canada Magazine, 2007)
  • ‘Best Thank You to the Locals’ (Ski Canada Magazine, 2007)
  • ‘Best Places to Powder Your Nose’ - Fernie’s White Room Sessions (Ski Canada Magazine, 2007)
  • Ranked 8th out of the Top 25 Resorts in North America (Skiing Magazine, 2006)
  • ‘Best Deck Party in Canada’, ‘Best Ski Town’, ‘Best Powder’ (Ski Canada Magazine, 2006)
  • "Best Ski Town, Best Powder, and Best Deck Party in Canada!" Ski Canada Magazine (2006)
  • "Four-Sport Playground in Canada" New York Times says of Fernie, B.C. (2006)
  • "Best Little Town in BC" 2 years running!" British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association
  • "Resort of the Year" in North America Good Skiing and Snowboarding Guide (2004)
  • Ranked as one of the Top Ten Resorts in North America Skiing Magazine (2004)
  • "Top 20 Dream Towns" Outside Magazine (2004)
  • Best Ski Town across Canada Ski Canada Magazine's Best of Canadian Skiing Awards (2003)
  • Ranked #3 in CNN.com's Best Ski Destinations (2002)
  • #8 for Terrain & Value Ski Magazine Top Ten (2005)
  • "Coolest Town in North America”

 

Fernie Alpine Resort Named one of the Top 5 Best Ski Resorts in North America for 2007

Fernie Alpine Resort took the Number 5 spot in Skiing Magazine’s “Top 25 Resorts in North America”. The Resort was one of only two Canadian resorts in the Top 10. The magazine compiled the results after readers submitted their favourite resort picks based on quality of snow, terrain, affordability and nightlife.

Refreshing Fernie

The condos are coming! The condos are coming! One of Canada's original ski-bum towns is sprucing itself up with hipster hangouts and award-winning restaurants. TRALEE PEARCE and GRANT ELLIS savour what hasn't changed: awesome snow.

FERNIE, B.C. -- From a perch atop Lizard Bowl we can see both the old mining town of Fernie, its small grid drawn on the flat-bottomed Elk River valley as if etched on a sheet of ice, and the sprawling, barrack-like condos at the base of the Rocky Mountain ski resort that share the town's name.

Fernie awarded "Best Little Town in B.C." for 2nd year in a row

Fernie, BC -- Fernie Tourism Association is proud to announce that the British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA) crowned Fernie as the "Best Little Town in B.C." for the second year in a row. The title was awarded at the BCRPA's annual convention held last Spring in Victoria, B.C.

All municipalities in the province were invited by the BCRPA to participate in "The Best Little Town in B.C." contest. Contestants were required to create and submit weekend get-away packages illustrating activities and amenities available in their area. All weekend packages were reviewed and bid-on in a silent auction, and Fernie - having received the most interest and highest bid - was nominated "The Best Little Town in B.C.". More than 300 people attended the convention and bid on the packages, raising $11,000 for BCRPA.

 

Fernie Alpine Resort Named North American Resort of the Year

The Good Skiing & Snowboarding Guide 2004 has voted Fernie Alpine Resort the North American "Resort of the Year" in the annual Golden Ski Awards for 2004.

The largest selling English-language ski guide in the world, the Good Skiing & Snowboarding Guide is an annual 'warts and all' guide to 700 resorts worldwide. The book, now in its eleventh year, is published by Which? Books of the U.K. and is regarded as the 'bible' of the ski industry in Britain and Europe.

Award for Most Improved Resort

Stanford Fernie Resort, Fernie, BC The Good Skiing & Snowboarding Guide 2003 has voted Fernie Alpine Resort the "Most Improved Resort" award for 2003. The largest selling English-language ski guide in the world, the Good Skiing & Snowboarding Guide is an annual 'warts and all' guide to 700 resorts worldwide. The book, now in its tenth year, is published by Which? Books of the U.K. and is regarded as the 'bible' of the ski industry in Britain and Europe.