UK snow enthusiasts name Fernie their favourite resort

Fernie Alpine Resort (FAR) has been named the top ski resort in North America in the prestigious World Snow Awards in London.

  • Nov. 6, 2012 6:00 a.m.

Fernie Alpine Resort (FAR) has been named the top ski resort in North America in the prestigious World Snow Awards in London.

FAR beat off competition from other destination ski resorts like Whistler, Banff, Vail, Mammoth, Squaw Valley, Aspen, Telluride and many others to win the much-coveted title, being chosen by a highly talented and distinguished panel of ski and travel journalists, major international tour operators and Olympic Athletes.

“We are truly honoured,” said Matt Mosteller, VP of Sales and Marketing at Resorts of the Canadian Rockies.

“This award is absolutely huge! There has not been a more respected, industry-leading panel of ski journalists, industry executives, ski professionals, media and tour operators ever assembled. These judges know their stuff and have all skied all over North America. We could not have won this award without the support of our guests, team, tour operators, ski media and community! Thank you so much!”

Honouring the best in the world of skiing and snowboarding, the World Snow Awards reward resorts, companies and individuals in 25 categories with the winners chosen by a panel of leading ski and snowboard experts and public vote.

Categories include the best European resort, North American resort, ski and snowboard brands, airline, and specialist and mainstream tour operators. Ski and snowboard brands are also judged.

The winners were announced at a fun-filled awards evening on Friday, November 2 during the annual Ski and Snowboard Show in Earls Court, London, UK.

Andy Cohen, General manager at FAR said the resort has always had a great relationship with UK snow enthusiasts.

“Fernie’s mountain and snow are as good as it gets anywhere in the world,” he said. “But I think it’s also the town that endears itself to people from the UK.

“This award is a tribute to our staff and to the whole community.”

 

See the Full List of World Snow Award Winners Here

Just Posted

Crowsnest Pass RCMP seek help locating missing man

58-year-old Stuart David Duff was last seen on Jan. 6, 2019.

Spike in Jaffray bear calls cause for concern

In 2018 there were 38 calls about bears spotted in the Jaffray area, compared to one call in 2017.

Snow on the way for Elk Valley

Winter weather advisory issued for East Kootenay with up to 15cm of snow expected over the next week

Snow removal still an issue for mobility challenged in Fernie

Disability advocate sees little improvement in sidewalk clearing; City promises to review policy

Sparwood trails community growing

Sparwood Trails Alliance grows trail network, membership; hosting fatbike event February 2

VIDEO: Students in MAGA hats mock Native American at Indigenous Peoples March

Diocese in Kentucky says it is investigating the matter, caught on video by onlookers

CONSUMER REPORT: What to buy each month in 2019 to save money

Resolve to buy all of the things you want and need, but pay less money for them

Want to avoid the speculation tax on your vacant home? Rent it out, Horgan says

Premier John Horgan and Sheila Malcolmson say speculation and vacancy tax addresses homelessness

UPDATE: B.C. woman and boy, 6, found safe, RCMP confirm

Roseanne Supernault says both she and her six-year-old nephew are fine and she has contacted police

PHOTOS: Women’s Marches take to the streets across B.C. and beyond

Women and allies marched worldwide protesting violence against women, calling for equality

Anxiety in Alaska as endless aftershocks rattle residents

Seismologists expect the temblors to continue for months, although the frequency has lessened

Women’s March returns across the U.S. amid shutdown and controversy

The original march in 2017, the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, drew hundreds of thousands of people

Federal Liberals announce former B.C. MLA as new candidate in byelection

Richard Lee will face off against federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh

No winning ticket in $10 million Lotto Max jackpot

No win in Friday night’s draw means the next Lotto Max draw will be approximately $17 million

Most Read