Go from backcountry novice to king or queen of the hill in only two weeks. Top it off with the ultimate off piste snowboarding adventure, a heli boarding day in BC's legendary terrain. Shred the finest powder in Western Canada with both style and confidence. Achieve a life long dream.
It's not often that you're blessed with bottomless powder when you're snowboarding. This means that when you do finally experience it, it's difficult to know how to make the best 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 is all gearing up to your heli boarding trip on the last day of your stay.
Midway through your stay, we'll take you cat-boarding to get a taste of what lies ahead.
BC's Fernie Wilderness Adventures is well known for huge snow falls and great tree runs. You spend the day being driven around the mountain in a Cat before getting into the fresh powder and laying down your own lines.
This is the ideal way to put the skills you have learnt into practice early on in your trip, to prepare for the ultimate off piste adventure at its climax at the end of your stay.
At last, the day will come, your opportunity to experience what will probably be the best 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 head into the backcountry in a heli to experience the greatest that off piste snowboarding can offer. This day is what dreams are made of.
Not just about the heli ski day, your trip will be packed full of other awesome 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 boarding and a day heli boarding. 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.
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.