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Fernie review: 48 facts and highlights

Fernie
Fernie

Why is Fernie better than the average?

  • Ski slopes
    110vs60.8
  • Restaurants on the slopes
    9vs6.25
  • Seasonal snowfall
    433inchesvs313.71inches
  • Snowfall march
    120inchesvs72.62inches
  • Snowfall december
    46inchesvs40.47inches
  • Trails (difficult)
    48vs16.98
  • Trails (medium)
    36vs24.57
  • Trails (easy)
    26vs17.53

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General info

1.mountain height

1082meters

The height of the mountain is the difference in height between the lowest and highest point. Tall mountains can offer longer pistes, better views, and often better snowfall.

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Gressoney

3550meters

2.distance from airport

308km

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.

Best

Smugglers Notch

0.03km

3.base elevation

1052meters

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.

Best

Arapahoe Basin

3286meters

4.summit height above sealevel

2134meters

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.

Best

Claviere

5774meters

5.opening hours

7hours

The opening hours is the average number of hours per day that the resort is open for skiing. Long opening hours mean you can go for an early ski, or have a long sleep and go later.

Best

Sky Resort

13hours

6.has lake/s
Fernie

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.

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Skiing

1.ski slopes

110

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.

Best

Big Sky

250

2.Allows off-piste skiing
Fernie

In resorts which allow off piste-skiing, you can ski anywhere which is great for adventurous types. However, there are hazards such cliff edges, avalanches or simply getting lost and suffering exhaustion.

3.The resort has open cross country skiing
Fernie

Cross country skiing is an Olympic sport which provides great exercise for both the upper and lower body.

4.Has a ski school
Fernie

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

5.Has toboggan runs
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Toboggan runs are dedicated slopes or slides that you can slide down on a toboggan.

6.longest run

5km

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.

Best

Zermatt

25km

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Leisure

1.restaurants

9

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.

Best

Zell am See-Kaprun

180

2.restaurants on the slopes

9

Rather than having to trek back to the base of the mountain, it is a lot more convenient to have restaurants and bars on the slopes.

Best

Ellmau

70

3.number of museums

1

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.

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Banff Mount Norquay

25

4.number of cinemas

1

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.

Best

Squaw Valley

5

5.Has an ice rink
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At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.

6.hiking trails

7

Hiking trails allow you to explore the mountain on foot and take in some of the breathtaking views from the mountain’s peak.

Best

Schladming

142

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Facilities

1.The resort is serviced by public transport
Fernie

The resort will be more easily accessible when serviced by public transport. It is also usually cheaper than other modes of transport.

2.hotels and hostels

12

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.

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Val di Fassa

188

3.Hosts conferences
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The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.

4.number of kindergartens

2

Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2018.

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Les Arcs

6

5.Has camping facilities
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Camping can offer a cheaper alternative to hotels or B&B’s, and can provide a fun outdoors experience - although it might not be ideal in winter!

6.chalets

34

A chalet is a type of house commonly found in ski resorts. Renting your own chalet can be fun and can often work out cheaper than staying in a hotel.

Best

Big White

269

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Snowfall

1.seasonal snowfall

433inches

The average snowfall each season as measured in inches. The more snowfall there is, the more powdery and fluffy the ski slopes will be.

Best

Alyeska

650inches

2.snowfall march

120inches

Average snowfall in the month of March.

Best

Engelberg

186.3inches

3.snowfall december

46inches

Average snowfall in the month of December.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

135inches

4.snowfall april

95inches

Average snowfall in the month of April.

Best

Gstaad

196inches

5.snowfall february

104inches

Average snowfall in the month of February.

Best

Engelberg

185.8inches

6.snowfall january

75inches

Average snowfall in the month of January.

Best

Engelberg

135inches

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