Progress from backcountry novice to king or queen of the mountains in just two weeks. Finish with the ultimate off piste skiing adventure, a heli ski day in British Columbia's legendary terrain. Rip through the finest powder in Western Canada with style and confidence. Realise a life long dream.
It's not often that you're blessed with bottomless powder when you're skiing so, when you do experience it, it's hard to know how to make the most of it.
You'll be part of our two-week all-mountain course and during your time in Fernie our all-mountain specialist instructors will focus on boosting your technique to increase your confidence in untracked snow. This all builds towards your heli ski trip at the end of the course.
Halfway through your holiday we'll take you cat skiing for a day of untracked snow and a taste of what's to come.
Fernie Wilderness Adventures in BC is renowned for massive snow falls and fun tree runs. You will spend the day being taken around the mountain in a Cat before dropping into the untouched powder and laying down your own tracks.
It's the perfect way to test the skills you have learnt with our coaches at the beginning of your stay, and prepares you for the ultimate off piste heli adventure.
Finally, the day will arrive, your chance to experience what will most likely be the greatest day of your life! You'll be staying in Panorama the night before the big day, so you'll be fresh and ready to go.
You will take a helicopter into the backcountry and experience the greatest that off piste skiing has to offer.
It's not just about gearing up for your heli skiing adventure. Your time in Canada will be full of other amazing experiences, from apres ski socials with your new friends to getting first tracks on the ski hill before the lifts open to the public.
You'll receive 20 hours coaching per week. Our full day coaching sessions are Mon, Tue, Thu and Fri, with Wednesdays and the weekends for free skiing, consolidating what you've learnt and other activities. The maximum group size is 7 people per pro but typically they are 6 or even smaller.
This package is a combination of our existing 2 week all mountain improvement camp plus a day of cat skiing and a day heli skiing. As such, the coaching groups of this course will be made up of people on the 2 week camp too. This ensures that we have sufficient guests to create multiple groups which can be tailored to experience level. All groups will have a shared goal of improving off piste skills.
You'll be treated to a hearty breakfast at the Red Tree Lodge seven days per week. Options include coffee/tea, juices, cereals, toast, pastries, yogurt, fruit, porridge oats, as well as hot items like eggs, beans, sausages, hash browns or bacon.
Enjoy a nutritionally balanced & fiilling three course meal at the Red Tree Lodge three evenings a week.
You'll be given a lift pass for the duration of your course.
If you arrive with the group flight (or land before), you can join the Nonstop transfer to the resort. All your transport within the resort is taken care of, just don't forget your gear.
One one morning you'll head up the lifts before the resort is open to the public and experience fresh tracks as the sun rises. Could be cancelled in adverse weather. No one wants to rise early for poor conditions!
You'll get a day cat skiing at Fernie Wilderness Adventures and experience the backcountry ahead of your heli skiing trip/
Towards the end of your course you'll embark on the ultimate venture and put all your training into action as you go heli skiing. 3 runs are included on the day - this is usually enough but additonal runs are available to purchase ont he day for $100.
Your host will ensure your course runs smoothly. They'll be on hand 24/7 for a chat, laugh, or to solve any problems.
Throughout the program our coaches will make the most of technical video analysis to help with your development.
You'll receive technical talks on subjects like biomechanics, looking after your gear, and injury prevention.
Each week your host will organise team socials and après for all the group to get involved in.
Learn all you need to know to explore the backcountry.
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We look forward to speaking with you.