4) Fernie, British Columbia
Another contender for British Columbia’s best skiing destination, Fernie Alpine Resort is one of the highest resorts in the Canadian Rockies. Located in an area known as Lizard Range, Fernie is famous around the world for its adrenaline-fuelled powder skiing. With a snowfall of more than 875cm annually and snow on the ground reaching as high as 11 metres, there is no shortage of the white stuff spread across Fernie’s 140 runs and 5 legendary alpine bowls, known as Siberia Bowl, Cedar Bowl, Timber Bowl, Currie Bowl and the Lizard Bowl. Overall skiable terrain stretches to over 2,500 acres. The runs cater to a range of abilities with difficulty levels ranging from kids and beginners to very intermediate. The town of Fernie is known for its fine dining and culture with a number of museums, spas, galleries and opportunities to try outdoor sports like curling, dog-sledding, snow-shoeing and rock-climbing.