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Ready to Heli Ski CampFernie, Canada - 2 Weeks

The Ultimate Powder Fix

Progress from backcountry novice to king or queen of the mountains in just one or 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.

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It's not often that you're blessed with bottomless powder when you're on holiday so, when you do experience it, it's hard to know how to make the most of it.

 

Over the course of either one or two weeks, our all-mountain specialist instructors will spend days with you, teaching you the techniques that will allow you to ski confidently and have the most fun possible in un-tracked snow.

 

This all builds towards your heli ski trip at the end of the course.

Cat Skiing

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. 

Heli Day

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. 

Highlights

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.

Apres Ski
Snowbiking
Cat Skiing
Avalanche Training
Accommodation

Stay in the heart of Fernie and relieve your muscles in the hot tub.

Heli Skiing It's a dream. All your training in Fernie working towards this day. Here's what you can expect...
0830
A hearty breakfast awaits you at the RK Heli Lodge before your safety briefing. You meet your guides for the day who show around the heli!
0935
The rotors start spinning and the noise hits you; the adrenaline kicks in. Keeping low, you board the chopper one by one. As you take off what’s about to happen sinks in.
1005
With an endless mountain range beneath you, your mind starts picturing the lines you will take. You think back to your training in Fernie and cat skiing – you’re ready!
1020
The chopper touches down. You get off and huddle together tightly with the sound of the rotors blearing. As the chopper takes off the spray of snow hits you.
1030
You get ready and listen intently as your guide points out the line. You can’t wait to experience the fresh, champagne powder that awaits.
1055
High fives all round! The best moment of your life. The best turns of your life. The best snow of your life. Legs burning but huge grins surround you. Let's go again.
1105
The group huddles as the chopper emerges from the distance. Your taken to the next peak and a new line. The nerves have gone and you’re in the zone.
1330
You’ve had three of the longest, freshest, deepest runs of your life. Tucking into your lunch in the remote backcountry, you reflect and smile.
Dates & Prices

What's Included

Professional Coaching +

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.

Accommodation +

You'll be in the Red Tree Lodge with awesome facilities, including:

Breakfasts - Seven Days Per Week +

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.

Dinners - Three Nights Per Week +

Enjoy a nutritionally balanced & fiilling three course meal at the Red Tree Lodge three evenings a week.

Lift Pass +

You'll be given a lift pass for the duration of your course.

Airport Transfers & Resort Transport +

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.

First Tracks +

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!

Cat Skiing +

You'll get a day cat skiing at Fernie Wilderness Adventures and experience the backcountry ahead of your heli skiing trip/

Heli Skiing +

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.

24 Hour Hosting +

Your host will ensure your course runs smoothly. They'll be on hand 24/7 for a chat, laugh, or to solve any problems.

Video Analysis +

Throughout the program our coaches will make the most of technical video analysis to help with your development.

Technical Sessions +

You'll receive technical talks on subjects like biomechanics, looking after your gear, and injury prevention.

Weekly Socials +

Each week your host will organise team socials and après for all the group to get involved in.

Optional Avalanche Safety Training +

Learn all you need to know to explore the backcountry.

Not Included +

These things are not included in the package:

Flights +
We can give you advice on the best flights to get.
Travel Insurance +
We can point you to insurance policies that previous clients have rated. Some offer discounts to Nonstop participants.
Ski Equipment +
It's best to buy your ski equipment when in resort, if you don't already have it. Our coaches will give you advice on the best skis to get, and you can get a Nonstop discount at some local shops.
Lunches & Weekend Meals +
Make your own or try out some of the local restaurants or resort options.
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