"MTM" Off-Piste Camp
Our 6 week "Master the Mountain" off piste camp is the ultimate in big mountain ski and snowboard training. Run from our Canadian base in Fernie, we really can’t think of a better mountain to develop your thirst for untamed terrain and improve your skills in the rough stuff.
Experience pristine untouched powder
Spend six weeks with us and we’ll help you develop your skills across the whole mountain, tackling terrain you never thought possible, as well as perfecting those stylish turns in glorious untouched powder. We'll teach you how to ski-tour/split-board and take you into the backcountry wilderness. You'll feel closer to the mountain than ever before, while enjoying conditions that very few skiers and snowboarders ever get to experience.
Join us in the home of "Legendary Powder"
Bring your snorkel! You might think that Fernie’s ‘Legendary Powder’ slogan is a big claim, but the proof is in the pudding! Fernie regularly tops the snow charts in Western Canada and, with its inland location, the snow is cold, light and a dream to blast through!
Fernie boasts five large bowls and you’ll get to explore every corner over the 6 weeks. With almost nothing off-limits, you’re imagination will be able to run wild. You’ll pick your line through the bowls, among the trees, through the gullies and off the many natural hits. Fernie really does offer big mountain skiing and snowboarding at its best and all within the safety of excellent avalanche controlled areas. Check out some footage taken by one of the skiers on last year's course.
Fernie averages 48cm of snow per week while the resort is open, so you can expect more than a few powder days!
Learn from a specialist team of freeride instructors
Fernie is the sort of resort where the most powder-hungry instructors want to live, so over the last ten years we have been able to form a team of the best high-level ski and snowboard instructors in the industry. You'll love skiing or riding alongside them, as they polish your technique and give you the tools you need to enjoy such an amazing mountain. Before you know it you'll be shredding the best parts of the mountain with confidence and style. Your skiing or snowboarding experience will be changed forever!
In the final week, you'll have the option to gain the Canadian Level 1 Instructor Certification
Take a heli trip into the wilderness
Saving the best till last. This amazing 6 week camp works its way up to an epic finale. At the end of the course, you’ll go on a four day wilderness adventure! You’ll take a breathtaking helicopter flight over the Kootenay mountain range, before landing at a backcountry lodge retreat. You’ll then spend four days experiencing an authentic backcountry lifestyle, touring into the great unknown and riding amazing untouched bottomless powder! Watch a 3 min guide of the Boulder Hut experience.
Chill out back at the lodge
A good night’s sleep to match a great day on the hill. Back in 2007 we purchased our very own hotel and set about making it the best ski and snowboard accommodation possible by focusing on comfort and excellent facilities. All rooms have queen sized beds and facilities include a sauna and hot tub, ski / snowboard storage and tuning room (with boot heaters), movie room, full kitchen facilities and our on-site restaurant and bar, where all of your course meals are served.
Professional coaching (over 20 hours of all-mountain lessons per week)
Full season lift pass
Helicopter trip to and from backcountry lodge
Four day backcountry lodge trip (with guided touring)
A highlight of the trip! You will be flown in by helicopter to a remote log cabin before enjoying four days of backcountry skiing or snowboarding. Check out the extra activities section for more details.
In the Red Tree Lodge.
These are provided four nights a week; on your coaching days. They are three course meals and are designed to be filling and delicious; perfect after a day on the slopes.
A continental breakfast is provided on weekdays at the Red Tree Lodge restaurant. This is the perfect start to a day on the slopes.
Weekday shuttle to resort
In Fernie we own our own buses and provide a morning and afternoon shuttle to/from the resort each day. The journey time is approx. 8 minutes.
Lift queue priority during lessons
Recreational avalanche course
This is a two day course that will teach you how search and rescue techniques work; how to understand where the safest places to ski and ride are and crucially give you a greater awareness of safety on the mountain.
This is a great tool that our instructors use to help identify areas that you need to improve on. We have playback facilities on the mountain so you can see straightaway what areas need work.
Ski/snowboard maintenance tuition
Airport transfers (if coinciding with group flights)
We include a shuttle service between the airport and the resort. The departure date and times are coordinated with the times of the group flights we arrange from London to Canada. If travelling at other times or on different dates then we can advise you on the public transfer services available.
24 hour staffing
10% Discount on ski/snowboard equipment
Available in several local Fernie shops.
10% Discount on meals at resort restaurants
A 10% discount is available to Nonstop clients between at the resort day lodge (cafeteria) and also after 6pm, Mon - Wed, at Kelseys, a smarter on-mountain restaurant.
Flights (from £600)
We can arrange return flights for those travelling between the UK and Canada. Flights cost from £600. You can opt for a flight on your booking form. If you arrange your own flight you can meet us at the airport for the group transfer bus to the resort. Please contact us with any questions.
Cat Skiing ($500/£290)
Spend a day skiing or riding untracked terrain with a piste-basher as your lift - this is a day not to be missed!
Level 1 CSIA/CASI exam
If you wish to take your level 1 CSIA or CASI there is an option to do so. This costs approximately £250-£270
We can advise you on providers when you book.
If you don't yet own ski or snowboard equipment it tends to be cheaper to buy rather than rent. Skis, bindings, poles and ski boots range from $1,100 (£700 approx) - $2,800 (£1,800 approx). Snowboard, binding and boots are usually slightly less.
Lunches & non-inclusive meals
Typical costs: Lunch: $15, Dinner: $15-35. Pint of beer: $5.50. Glass of wine: $7.