Ok, here it goes. FERNIE KICKS ASS. I guess you all knew that. I loved the mountain- it's fairly steep every where and has everything. My favorite inbounds spots were the trees to the left of the timber quad; I guess they're called big bang? I also loved the chutes opposite that saddles. They held the pow for ever. My bro and I also hiked OB out of siberia bowl into the trees which was sweet. We had unusally cold weather for the most part. (Most days were around 0 degrees tp 5 degrees F) We only got one real storm. It dumped a bit less than a foot, so the snow fall amounts for the trip were not huge. Anyway, Fernie was a fun montain to just explore. There was always a spot, even days after a storm, with untracked pow. Pretty much we skied everything except the Saddles which we were warned not to ski by the patrol and the locals. My bro and I were about to drop in, but then some locals came by and we asked them about it. They said that had to slip the whole thing the day before so we skipped that. They were a sheet of ice because of lack of snow. In any case it didn't matter because everything else was fun. After Fernie for 6 ski days we went to SUnshine Village for 2. I can't say I liked that mountain. The views were INCREDBLE, but the skiing pretty flat, even off Goats Eye. It was cool though because Sunshine is just a sweet place to be. As you've all mentioned before they don't rent transeievers and such at the base area and we couldn't go into Banf more than once which meant we couldn't rent the stuff. Oh yeah, and about Delerium. I don't see what all the hype is about. It looks like a killer place to ski, but it sure doesn't look that hard. We hiked to the top and looked down. It was fairly steep, but I think highly over rated. The Saddles at Fernie are MUCH harder, just a lot shorter. A lot of stuff at fernie was as steep as the dive. Just about all Blacks at fernie were steeper than all double blacks at Sunshine, except for the dive which deserves a double b, but not much more. ANyway, bottom line, IT WAS A SWEET TRIP and FERNIE OWNS! Gotta go.