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The Good Skiing & Snowboarding Guide 2004 has voted Fernie Alpine Resort the North American “Resort of theYear” 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.

These annual awards are highly prestigious and are known in the U.K. as the ‘white Oscars’ of skiing. These Golden Ski Awards are given in twelve categories including resorts, hotels, restaurants, etc. After nominating a Top 100, the readers vote and the finalists are judged by a small jury of ski industry experts.

“Fernie has joined the ranks of the top ski destinations in the world with this award,” says Melody Kultgen, sales & public relations manager for the resort. She adds, “last year this award was given to Aspen and our European counterpart this year is St. Anton.”

Fernie Alpine Resort has grown from a local ski hill to a year round, international destination resort since its purchase by Resorts of the Canadian Rockies in 1997. The resort has undergone many changes in the past 6 years and is continually striving to provide its guests with the best vacation and recreational experience possible.

Fernie Alpine Resort is located in southeastern British Columbia and is a division of Resorts of the Canadian Rockies Inc., owners and operators of Lake Louise Ski Area, Kimberley Alpine Resort/Trickle Creek Golf Resort, Nakiska, Fortress, Mont Saint-Anne and Stoneham.

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