I've skied Fernie for 5 years running, and I am atKicking Horse as we speak, so I am well quallified to answer this one. Fernie rocks, or is "da bomb" as someone up here said. The expansion has done amazing things, I'd go there again in a heartbeat.
here at KH, still under going growing pains but the plusses are vertical, terrain, backcountry access ( beacons etc)views like you wouln'dt beleive, lots of heli skiing.
WE missed the big dump of last week here, but the snow consistency is holding very well. The bumps are nicley shaped, best I've beenon in ages, ( not traashed by boardrers)The cardiac ridge chutes are in great shape. But oh for some new snow...
I skied 26000 feet without even trying yesterday.
So, here's what I would say. If you have any beginners or intermediates, pick Fernie as it has lots of terrain to accomodate them. KH does not... I would say it's similar to Red in being an expert's mountaian. Fernie seems to has the most snow of anyone around here these days.
but you can't go wrong at eithter, jsut depends on your ability mostly, and wehre you are coming from. If you go toKH, do not miss dinner at the Cedar house... omigod, exquitsite.