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National Geographic has come up with this list of the world’s best ski towns. They have detailed reasons why each one is great and recommendations on what do and where to go from a true local in each ski town. Fernie is listed as number two in the list of 25.

“Though it serves up some of the most spectacular terrain and best snow in all of Canada, this historic mining hamlet of 4,217 people tucked into the far southeastern corner of British Columbia still somehow flies below the greater ski-scene radar. Which isn’t a bad thing—its wide-open alpine bowls, knife ridges, and daredevil chutes are rarely crowded, and fresh tracks can still be found in afternoons on powder days. For many skiers and snowboarders it hits the Canadian sweet spot, with more consistent powder than Whistler and warmer temperatures than Banff.”

This accolade has us locals thinking we need to visit Girdwood!

Fernie winter alpine


#1 – Girdwood, AK, USA

#2 – Fernie, Canada

#3 – Zermatt, Switzerland

#4 – Bozeman, MT, USA

#5 – Chamonix, France

#6 – Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy

#7 – Whitefish, MT, USA

#8 – Crested Butte, CO, USA

#9 – Aspen, CO, USA

#10 – Niseko, Japan

#11 – Kitzbühel, Austria

#12 – Bend, OR, USA

#13 – Mont Tremblant, Canada

#14 – Taos, NM, USA

#15 – Park City, UT, USA

#16 – Truckee, CA, USA

#17 – Whistler, Canada

#18 – North Conway, NH, USA

#19 – Banff, Canada

#20 – Steamboat Spring, CO, USA

#21 – Telluride, CO, USA

#22 – Jackson, WY, USA

#23 – Wanaka, New Zealand

#24 – Stowe, VT, USA

#25 – Ketchum, ID, USA

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