60points

Fernie

45points

Whitefish

Fernie
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44 facts in comparison

Fernie vs Whitefish

Fernie
Whitefish

How does Fernie compare to Whitefish?

  • 8 more ski slopes
    ?

    110vs102
  • 1 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    9vs8
  • 365meters higher mountain height
    ?

    1082metersvs717meters
  • 133inches more seasonal snowfall
    ?

    433inchesvs300inches
  • 13116 larger uphill capacity per hour
    ?

    14916vs1800
  • 7 more restaurants/bars on the slopes
    ?

    9vs2
  • 6 more ski trails (high difficulty)
    ?

    48vs42
  • 8 more ski trails (low difficulty)
    ?

    26vs18

How does Whitefish compare to Fernie?

  • 3 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
    ?

    39vs36
  • 0.3km longer ski run
    ?

    5.3kmvs5km
  • 14.95$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
    ?

    69$vs83.95$
  • 809$ cheaper season ticket price
    ?

    1 140.00$vs1949$
  • 1 more museums
    ?

    2vs1
  • 5 more air lifts
    ?

    12vs7
  • 4 more ski lifts
    ?

    14vs10
  • 1 more theaters
    ?

    1vs0

General info

1.mountain height

1082meters

717meters

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.
2.opening hours

7hours

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.
3.summit height above sealevel

2134meters

2078meters

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
4.has smoking ban in closed public spaces
Fernie
Whitefish
Source: city's official website, 2020.
5.possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
Fernie
Whitefish
In general, cities with possibility of drinking alcohol in public places have more thriving nightlife. It's easier to organize parties in public places. Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
6.Is child friendly
Fernie
Whitefish
The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.

Skiing

1.ski slopes

110

102

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
2.trails (medium)

36

39

Ski trail difficulty is measured in "percent slope", a system in which a 100% slope equals a 45-degree angle. Medium difficulty trails (marked with a blue square) have a slope gradient between 25% and 40%. These trails are ideal for regular skiers.
3.ski lifts total capacity

14916

1800

This is the amount of people that can be transported by ski lifts etc. per hour. A bigger uphill capacity can indicate less waiting time, although it will be affected by how busy the resort is.
4.Allows off-piste skiing
Fernie
Whitefish
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.
5.Has a ski school
Fernie
Whitefish
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
6.trails (difficult)

48

42

Ski trail difficulty is measured in "percent slope", a system in which a 100% slope equals a 45-degree angle. High-difficulty trails (marked with a black diamond) have a slope gradient of more than 40%; such trails are designed for experienced skiers who enjoy a good challenge.

Leisure

1.restaurants

9

8

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

9

2

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.
3.number of cinemas

1

0

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
4.number of museums

1

2

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
5.number of theaters

0

1

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
6.Has a spa
Fernie
Whitefish
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.

Facilities

1.The resort is serviced by public transport
Fernie
Whitefish
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

0

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

34

100

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.
4.number of kindergartens

2

1

Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2020.
5.Hosts conferences
Fernie
Whitefish
The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
6.Has camping facilities
Fernie
Whitefish
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!

Snowfall

1.seasonal snowfall

433inches

300inches

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

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