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World's Best Ski Towns - National Geographic Traveller Chooses Fernie

Thursday • February 23, 2012

Just what makes a classic ski town? It starts, naturally, with skiing and snowboarding so good they attract people like youth-bestowing fountains. Then add an inviting mountain burg steeped in ski heritage, amenities, and culture. These are the 25 best. For insider tips, we asked local luminaries where to stay, play, and party, whether you're on a budget or indulging.
—Aaron Teasdale

Fernie, British Columbia, Canada

Photograph by Ryan Creary, Corbis

Best For: Adventurous skiers with a hunger for the steep and deep

Though it serves up some of the most spectacular terrain and best snow in all ofCanada, this historic mining hamlet of 4,217 people tucked into the far southeastern corner of British Columbia still somehow flies below the greater ski-scene radar.

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