2hr to Red or 5hr to Fernie.
Not against a drive in a new area - looks beautiful from the reviews I read on here and internet searches. Basically, is fernie worth the extra drive?
I am a very aggressive expert skier. Love skiing steeps, powder...
My wife is also aggressive but likes to ski really steep groomed trails.
Kids (2 and 5) are good for a few good runs.
How is the terrain? Looks good on the map and in the pics.
How will the snow conditions be in February?
Is the snow light powder of heavy cement?
How are the crowds?
We'll probably have 5 days to ski and then explore. Maybe even head up to the Olympics for a very long day or overnight trip. How is this area for off-piste opportunities?
Any other thoughts?
ps. I wrote earlier on here about flying to sea and going to crystal. This is still an option but Red and Fernie look great as well.