I was at Fernie on Saturday....it was actually decent. Lotsa crud, though. You really had to hike to get to the good good stuff. It was hovering around 0C all day, so the snow was pretty heavy by the end. They had a pretty nice crust (ice) layer about 7 or 8 cms under the top of the snow. They apparently got pissed on last night, so it should be better....hopefully. If you aren't in the know, check out this site for the REAL fernie conditions. The conditions reported by FERNIE ALPINE RESORT are always B.S.