Five Things Fernie-ites Know to Be True

I’ll have that, with a side of 20cms of Powder.

1. Fernie Time Fernie is laid back. It’s one of the best things about this place. Take an extra few minutes to get where you need to go, be a few minutes late – it’s all good here!



2. 20cms Powder Rule

Non locals will not be aware of this widely known rule called the “20 cm rule.” If there is significant snowfall in the forecast (or even sometimes when there isn’t), you better make sure to have stocked up on supplies, come the next morning there may be no place open!

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Damnit, I just want some breakfast….

3. First Chair

Along with a 20cm Powder Day, First Chair is practically sacred in Fernie. Camping out all night, running, friendly Canadian shoving/pushing have all been known to happen, whether the first day of the season or the morning of a big dump.

 BTW - If you’re not referred to in town as “G-Money” or one of his friends, you probably won’t be on the first chair of the year anyway. Give up.

4. You basically have NO Friends on a Powder Day Think you are popular in this town? Not if this happens;


Or this


Or this


Nope. You have no friends – just go skiing.

5. The Local’s Table Are you sitting here? Then you’re not a local.


Trust me. They will know if you belong at this table or not. But no matter where you’re from, you'll be loved here either way. Fernie was voted the Friendliest Place on Earth in 2010 - because Fernie-ite’s are the best people on Earth. This We Know to Be True.