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.