We are going on a March ski vacation flying into Calgary on March 14th for 10 days.
Initially we wanted to go to Fernie as we never skied there and heard it's beautiful, having skied Panorama a couple of times as well as many times in Banff (both Sunshine and Lake Louise).
We also have small kids and we were looking to enroll them into ski school and we think Fernie and Pano might be better value from this perspective.
However I have recently come across many posts suggesting the skiing conditions may be very tricky during this period (mid to end of March) in Fernie. I am now thinking of switching to Panorama as it it further north comparing to Fernie and it has a higher elevation as well. I tried to find some more info on Panorama for March skiing and I couldn't find posts complaining about mild weather or rain during this period at Panorama.
I know Banff is even further north and even higher elevation but we've skied Banff so many times and I think the ski schools are more expensive there (and maybe more commercial).
For these reasons we were thinking of one of these 2 options:
3 days in Fernie followed by 7 days in Panorama
7 days to Panorama followed by 3 days in Banff
All these depends on how good the skiing conditions could be in Panorama in March comparing to Fernie and Banff.
I appreciate your views on this.