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Fernie in The Globe & Mail

Tuesday • January 24, 2012

Fernie: The small mountain city with big ski dreams

By journalist Tom Maloney

FERNIE, B.C.— From Saturday's Globe and Mail - Published 

A decade ago, an acquaintance described Fernie as the next Telluride. It seemed a brazen prediction at the time; not so much today.Telluride is located remotely in southwestern Colorado, set in a box canyon, characterized by Old West/Victorian architecture and a wide main street, overshadowed by a ski mountain in the Rockies, spooked by the legend of the bloody raccoon skin, home to a film festival that last September attracted the likes of Colin Firth, Laura Linney and George Clooney.

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