Spend time in the Canadian backcountry as you experience a week in BC’s Purcell mountains split boarding from the Boulder Hut. We'll get you ready for this off piste adventure in Fernie, a resort with just as much powder and gnarly terrain as you will find anywhere in the wilderness. After a few days coaching getting your technique dialled, you'll be ready to tackle the untracked champagne powder that awaits you.
You’ll arrive in Fernie where you’ll get your snowboard legs back into gear with coaching from our all mountain instructors. Hunting down the best terrain and freshest snow to fine tune your skills ahead of the big trip around the corner. You'll be brief on what you can expect during your time at the Boulder Hut – everything from what a typical day will involve to what to pack in your rucksack.
A famous backcountry touring cabin, the Boulder Hut is located in the heart of in the Canadian Rockies in the Purcell mountain range. Only accessible by helicopter, it is run by Mark and Sarah Yancey who have an infectious passion for adventure. They have been operating the lodge for 10 years and have a great deal of experience in the backcountry.
You’ll be well taken care of during your stay at the Boulder Hut, with delicious home-cooked meals prepared for you every day. The wood-fired hot tub is the perfect place to relax and swap stories form the day's adventures. With zero connectivity, the lodge is a great location to disconnect from the outside world.
We’ll equip you with a split board for touring and all safety equipment you need. Each day you’ll venture out into your spectacular surroundings with two guides who have expert knowledge of the terrain, conditions and snowpack.
They’ll tell you the plan for the day and off you'll go on in search of the light snow and fresh lines. To take part is this course, you will need to be an advanced skier with some basic ski touring experience.
A good night's sleep to match a great day on the hill, this is an ideal base for your time in Fernie. Back in 2007 we purchased our very own hotel and set about making it the best ski accommodation possible by focusing on comfort and excellent facilities.
All rooms have queen sized beds and facilities include a sauna and hot tub, ski storage and tuning room, movie room, full kitchen facilities and our on-site restaurant and bar, where all of your course meals are served.
You'll receive 2 days of guided coaching in the best terrain & snow conditions Fernie has to offer ... this is to get you back in the swing of things prior to arriving at the Boulder Hut.
You'll be treated to a continental breakfast at the Red Tree Lodge every mornng you wake up there and hearty breakfasts are served at the Boulder Hut each morning.
You will be provided with everything you need to make a packed lunch whilst you are staying at the Boulder Hut.
A welcome and farewell dinner will be served at the Red Tree Lodge at the beginning and end of your trip. You have access to a kitchen so can prepare your own meals or eat out on other evenings. A hearty dinner is served every night at the Boulder Hut.
You'll be provided with a 5 day lift pass for Fernie Alpine Resort. So you can ride every day that you are there.
We provide airport transfers from and to Calgary airport at set departure times. Ask us for details so you can co-ordinate your flights. All your transport within the resort is taken care of, just don't forget your gear. .
Your host will ensure your course runs smoothly. They'll be on hand 24/7 in Fernie for a chat, laugh, or to solve any problems. You'll also be in safe hands whilst at the Boulder Hut .
Head into Fernie's awesome sidecountry and get a taste of what ski touring is all about.
You'll head to the Boulder Hut on Wednesday for a week of backcountry touring. You'll be with two professional guides at all times. Previous touring experience with a spitboard is essential.
We will provide you with a splitboard with specialist touring bindings, skins, an avalanche transceiver, probe, shovel and back pack. We will also provide you with a winter sleeping bag for your time at the Boulder Hut.
You'll be dropped off at the Boulder Hut and return via helicopter. It's weather dependent so we allow a window to fly.
You'll be able to go CAT Skiing on your final day in Fernie - if you back your legs to still feel up to it after a week of touring!
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We look forward to speaking with you.