We're back from another weekend in Fernie and are pretty exhausted after two full on days on the slopes. This trip we stayed at Beaver Lodge B&B and took over the whole house. The B&B is run (but not owned) by a 30-something Brit called Kirsty, so we had great fun.
In the photo on the left is the owner's dog Lily who works 4 days a week at the ski resort as an alpine rescue dog, she's huge, but very docile.
Fernie has had an astonishing amount of snow recently, 170cm in the last week alone and word had got round, it was noticebly busier than when we visited a fortnight ago. All the skiers and boarders from Calagry seem to have switched from Sunshine & Lake Louise.
Jim was on his adventure training course last week, so didn't meet up with us till Saturday lunchtime, which meant I spent the first part of the day hanging out with the more advanced skiers and ending up doing a run which terrified me and took me one step forward and three steps back! I was pleased to be back on the easier slopes with Jim on Sunday (though I'm sure he would have been happier on the black runs!)
Saturday was also notable for the fact that it was Groundhog Day in Canada (yes this tradition does exist outside of the movie!) and the good news is that the two most famous groundhogs have both predicted an early spring... let's hope they are right!
My friend Alix who reads this blog has pointed out that I forgot to reveal the answer to the question I posed in a previous post. "90% of Canadians live within 200km of what?" The answer is...the American border!
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