without a doubt Fernie is the best place to ski. We visited with a large group last winter and all of us had a blast! Some say not for beginners- and there is lots of terrain and groomed runs for them to enjoy. Some say too much snow...Well that is what our group of skiers wanted and we got it!! Some say visit other resorts....well Fernie sums up what our group wants- great skiing, incredible terrain, low key atmosphere, spectacular scenery and good lifts/grooming! Also combine Kimberley for a nice ski day on one of your days for a visit. Check in advance on restuarants as good choices in town. We chose to stay on-mountain in condo and had kitchens so prepared many meals as we were all tired after long days of skiing. Some of our group also went cat skiing as great options here for that.