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All the usual ski town service industry and construction jobs can be found in Fernie, thanks to a plethora of amenities. Going from seasonal work to any semblance of a career is not easy, but it can be done. The deal in Fernie: the economy still has a reliance on coal-mining. Some locals make a good living mining and then get out and shred hard, but Fernie is steadily growing its tourism economy. The growth has opened plentiful opportunities for entrepreneurs and industrious individuals to open ski and tourism-related businesses.

Dream Towns: Fernie, BC

Sure, you could hack it in any ski town for a winter, but if you’re thinking about sticking it out you’re going to want more than just access to lifts. It takes a fine balance to make a perfect ski town: equal parts culture and deep snow. Fernie, BC, is one of the places we think we could settle down for a while

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10 Not-to-miss Ski Town Music Fests

While many ski towns and ski resorts are laying low, quietly waiting for another winter, plenty of others are turning the volume all the way up with all sorts of kickass music festivals this summer. These 10 are amongst the very best.

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October Powder Porn: Loveland

Just because there are only a few resorts open right now doesn't mean there isn't deep snow to be found. Here's what 14 inches looks like right now at Loveland.

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The Wasatch Fault: A Ski Tester's Dream

We just wrapped up our annual ski test at Snowbird, Utah and it couldn't have been better. But it had nothing to do with testing skis on a little thing like the “greatest snow on earth” or having great testers. We take a look at what really makes testing skis in the Wasatch extraordinary.

Offering up dorm-style lodging for just $27 dollars a night, The Turn of river lodge is located just 2 minutes from the Killington base and 5 minutes from Bear Mountain. Dorm Style Room: $27.00 http://www.turnofriverlodge.com/

Ski Town Hostels

Skiing on the cheap this season? Or maybe every season? Hostels can offer quality experiences at a price significantly below the soaring rates of ski town lodging. Here are a few of our favorites.