Epic Dream Job Stop 8 - Fernie, B.C.

Jackson Lebsack finds out that Fernie is more than serious steeps and snow for days.
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Situated in the powder-blessed Kootenay Rockies of British Columbia, Fernie Alpine Resort receives nearly 30 feet of snow on average annually. Ample snow doesn’t just define this skier’s paradise, though. Fernie's 2,500-plus acres of terrain and 2,800-plus-foot vertical, five spectacular open bowls, ridges, and glades offer challenge-seekers a delightfully large playground. An array of new ski in ski out condos offer a comfortable and convenient place to rest your head after a big day on the slopes. In addition, improved base area facilities and several new après-ski hotspots cap off the Fernie experience.

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Fernie joined the Epic Pass this summer, just in time for 2018-19 passholders to enjoy 7 days of access. Last week,'s Epic Dream Job hire, Jackson Lebsack, spent a couple days exploring Fernie, along with Buddy Ticket recipients Aaron Macrae and Matt Chick of The Rolling Van.

Check out Lebsack and co.'s highlights from Fernie:

1. Getting early ups with the Fernie ski patrollers Epic Dream Job: Fernie, B.C.

2. Drinks at the Stoli Ice Bar in Lizard Creek Lodge Epic Dream Job: Fernie, B.C.

3. Meeting Fernie's canine patrollers Epic Dream Job: Fernie, B.C.

4. Fat biking with incredible views Epic Dream Job: Fernie, B.C.

5. An unforgettable dinner at Cirque Restaurant Epic Dream Job: Fernie, B.C.

6. Sampling local suds at Fernie Brewing Co. Epic Dream Job: Fernie, B.C.

Next stop →Lake Tahoe, California

To see more from Lebsack's travels, follow him on Instagram @skicom or @jacksonlebsack, and on's Facebook page. You can also keep up with his travels in realtime on's website.