Amazing terrain, great snow record and friendly vibe...we could rant on all day with reasons to visit Fernie Alpine Resort. Our company was created as a result of our love of this amazing place. Five bowls filled with a massive variety of challenging terrain, a snow record that is off the chart and hardly any lift lines.
Fernie is the perfect resort to push the boundaries of your skiing and get your CSIA Level 1. If you want to ski powder this winter, without fighting for fresh lines before they all go, Fernie is the place to be. Renowned for "legendary powder", there is an average 48cms of snowfall every week that the resort is open. It doesn't get any better than that!
The charming old mining town combines a chilled out friendly vibe with fun and lively nightlife.
We established Nonstop in Fernie in 2002 and most of our team have been with us since the very beginning. Our dedicated and highly skilled Level 3 and 4 CSIA coaches know exactly how to provide the perfect training experience.
Over a relatively short period of time we will completely transform your technique and will have you confidently skiing the whole mountain, with the style and grace of an instructor.
By the time you reach your exams in the final week of the course, you'll have the skills necessary to pass on your newly refined technique to others.
Although this is a great stepping stone to the Canadian ski instructor industry, many people come on this course without any plans to become a ski instructor. We will drastically improve your skiing technique and confidence around the whole mountain.
By learning how to teach, analyse and correct skiing from the ground up, you'll be able to progress your own skiing even after the course has finished.
We offer two accommodation options for this course. The first is at our 42 bedroom Red Tree Lodge in the heart of Fernie, which has an amazing range of facilities including hot tub, sauna, games room, movie theatre, ski tuning room, restaurant and bar, as well as spacious homely rooms with queen sized beds and en suite bathrooms.
We also have several house-shares dotted around downtown Fernie, where you can get a slightly more independent feel of Canadian life. You and your housemates will have a fully equipped kitchen, living room, bathrooms, etc. and you'll still have full access to the facilities at the Red Tree Lodge.
You'll need to keep your energy levels up, so we provide hearty breakfasts seven days per week and evening meals three days per week.
Although you'll be spending a lot of time exploring Fernie's amazing ski area, there's so much else that we'll help your to squeeze into you three weeks.
In the evenings we'll organise technical sessions and loads of social events, such as trips to see the local ice hockey team.
Plus, we can also get you on an avalanche safety course and a cat-skiing day (where you'll ski fresh backcountry snow all day!).
If you're in a hurry, download a brochure. However, some things are better when you take time over them, so we recommend getting a brochure by post and enjoying it with a cuppa...
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One of our course advisors, Max and Paul, will be in touch with you very soon. In the meantime, start dreaming of powder and if you want to ask any questions right away, give us a call…