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'MTM' Off Piste Snowboard CourseFernie, Canada - 4-6 Weeks

Master The Mountain

This off piste snowboard course will have you conquering powder with confidence and style. Run from our Canadian base in Fernie, there is no better mountain to develop your hunger for untamed terrain and improve your ability in the deep stuff. It all builds up to an epic finale - a four-day backcountry touring trip from a remote cabin in the Purcell Range. The course is four weeks, but if you're craving longer in the mountains, or have less experience, you can extend to six.

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Bring your snorkel! You might think that the slogan is a big claim, but seeing is believing!

 

Fernie often tops the snow charts in Western Canada and, with its location being inland, the snow is cold, light and a dream to shred! With nearly nothing off-limits across five large bowls, you will be able to go 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 at its best and all within the safety of excellent avalanche controlled areas.

Coaching

Fernie is the sort of resort where the most powder-hungry instructors want to live. So over the years since we started Nonstop, we have formed a team of the best high-level snowboard coaches that the industry has to offer.

 

You'll be riding alongside them, as they refine your technique and give you the tips and skills you need to enjoy this epic mountain. Before you realise it you'll be shredding the best parts of the mountain with confidence and style.

 

We'll help you develop your skills across the whole mountain, hitting terrain you never thought possible, as well as perfecting those stylish turns in magnificent untouched powder.

 

We teach you how to split-board and take you into the backcountry wilderness. You'll feel closer to the mountain than ever before, enjoying surroundings that very few snowboarders ever get to experience.

 

Touring

Saving the best till last! Our course culminates in an epic finale; at the end of the course, you'll go on a four day wilderness adventure!

 

Take an astounding helicopter flight over the Kootenay mountains, before landing at a backcountry lodge retreat.

 

You then spend four days experiencing a genuine backcountry lifestyle, split boarding into the great unknown and riding amazing untouched endless powder!

Weekends & Activities
Heli Boarding
Cross Country Skiing
Cat Boarding
Avalanche Training
Snowshoeing
Ice Hockey
Tech Sessions
Apres Ski
Accommodation

A good night's sleep to end great days on the hill. In 2007 we purchased our very own hotel and set about making it the best snowboard accommodation possible by focusing on comfort and excellent facilities.

 

Rooms have queen sized beds and facilities include a hot tub and sauna, snowboard storage and tuning room, movie theatre, full kitchen facilities and an on-site bar and restaurant, where your course meals are served.

Course Milestones It will be an action-packed six weeks... here's how it'll go down!
Optional
For those with more time to spare, or a little less experience, turn four weeks into six by joining us for two weeks beforehand. You’ll to hone your skills in the steep and deep ahead of the main event.
Week 1
Welcome to Fernie’s laid-back town and legendary terrain. Coaching will focus on your riding and ironing out bad habits. Experience First Tracks as you get on the hill for a sunrise ride. You’ll head touring on the weekend and learn how to earn your turns.
Week 2
You’ll be exploring more challenging terrain and hunting down steeps, gulleys and powder. Après, ice hockey and snow biking punctuate the week. You’ll also learn essential avalanche skills in a companion rescue day.
Week 3
Continue to develop your snowboarding and head cat boarding for a taste of what’s to come. In the latter half of the week the first group will get helicoptered into the Boulder Hut. Prepare to enjoy backcountry wilderness and experience the freshest turns of your life.
Week 4
The moment you’ve been waiting for, the second group will high-five the first as you swap Fernie for the Boulder Hut. Don’t worry, there’s plenty of terrain to go about. Those back in Fernie will feel at home and continue to shred the hill.
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.

Accommodation +

The Red Tree Lodge will be your home for the duration of your course. You'll have access to all the lodge's 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.

Season Lift Pass +

You'll be given a season lift pass so you can ski as much as you please. Come out early or stay on after, your lift pass will cover you.

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.

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.

Touring Day in Fernie +

Head into Fernie's awesome sidecountry and get a taste of what ski touring is all about.

4-Day Backcountry Touring Trip +

You'll head to the Boulder Hut for the culmination of your trip and enjoy 4 days of backcountry touring. All meals will be provided here.

Helicopter To and From Backcountry Lodge +

You'll be dropped off at the Boulder Hut and return via helicopter. It's weather dependent so we allow a window to fly.

Avalanche Safety Training Level 1 +

Learn all you need to know to explore the backcountry.

Video Analysis +

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

Weekly Technical Sessions +

Each week you'll receive a technical talk 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 Extra Activities +

You'll be able to get involved many winter activities and experiences during your time with us, from cat skiing to ice hockey.

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 +
We provide you with specialist touring equipment but not normal ski equipment. It's best to buy your gear 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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