Bust through barriers in your snowboarding technique, whilst riding the very best terrain. Don't waste precious time tracking down the best areas of the mountain, let our highly qualified team of coaches take you there from day one.
Please note: we are no longer running this camp duration for the 22/23 season & beyond as part our a sustainability drive to reduce carbon per day through longer trips. For a great alternative, check out our 2 week all-mountain improver camp.
Fernie Alpine Resort's consistent snow record and thrilling terrain make it the ideal place to enjoy a one week vacation. Although once you're here you might not want to leave!
Rolling Stone magazine named it "North America's Coolest Town" and that infectious vibe spills onto the mountain.
48cm of snow falls in Fernie per week on average, meaning there are a crazy amount of powder days. Just the size and availability of terrain to suit all standards of snowboarders takes your breath away. It has more trails and a higher vertical than anywhere else in the Canadian Rockies.
Exploring a resort on your own can be fun, and so is joining ski school in resort, but there is so much more you can enjoy.
Our coaches aren't the typical ski school instructors. We only select the most experienced and highly qualified snowboard pros who will increase your confidence across the whole mountain.
They train riders of every skill level and spend a load of their time actually teaching other instructors! There really is nobody better equipped to guide you around this legendary alpine resort.
Not only will they take you straight to the sweetest spots on the hill from day one, they will also give you tips, drills and feedback that will improve your technique and broaden your horizons.
You’ll be grouped with people of similar ability with similar goals to ensure we get the most progression out of you. Whatever your focus, our coaches will help you achieve your goals.
For intermediate snowboarders who are confident on groomed runs, our improvement camps will help take your technique to the next level. Our coaches will work on developing all elements of your technique on groomed trails, before moving onto more advanced terrain to test yourself.
Experienced riders may wish to push themselves in more difficult terrain. On our off-piste camps we won’t waste any time in taking you to the best parts of the mountain and our coaches will help refine your high-end technique in Fernie’s legendary terrain and powder.
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Our own hotel, the Red Tree Lodge, acts as the official hub of the course. When the Red Tree gets fully booked we accommodate people at the nearby Best Western; it’s a 5 minute walk away. This causes the overall cost to be more expensive due to the Best Western’s higher rates – so booking early is recommended!
There is the choice of shared or private rooms - regardless of whether you are travelling alone. Rooms are spacious with queen sized beds, en suite bathrooms and widescreen TVs. Breakfats will be served at your hotel & inclusive evening meals are served at the Smokehouse, on site at the Red Tree Lodge. There are plenty more bars, restaurants and shops within a short walk.
Each morning we'll take you on a short bus ride to the mountain, where your snowboard is stored overnight, ready for an epic day on the slopes!
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.
In the unlikely event that the ratio of snowboarders : instructor is 2 or less, we will provide 4 x half day private lessons instead of standard full day group lessons. This will ensure that the trip can run and that you have the best coaching experience.
You'll stay in the Red Tree Lodge and be able to enjoy all its facilities, including:
Note: When the Red Tree gets fully booked we accommodate people at the Best Western; a 5 minute walk away. This causes the overall cost to be more expensive due to the Best Western’s higher rates.
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, hash browns, sausages, beans or bacon.
Enjoy a three course meal at the Red Tree Lodge four evenings a week. A soup and salad buffet will get you started, followed by healthy and filling main courses such as lasagne, chicken, roasts etc. before a well earned desert.
You'll be given a lift pass for the duration of your course.
We provide airport transfers from and to Calgary Airport at set departure times.
Daily shuttle to and from the slopes.
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.
Head out onto the slopes before the lifts are open to the public - your own private mountain. Could be cancelled in adverse weather. Not available on December or March camps.
Your host will organise team socials and après for all the group to get involved in.
1% of revenues support environmental non-profits, including Protect Our Winters
We make your trip carbon neutral by offsetting emissions we can't reduce, including flights
On behalf of all participants, we offset the measurable carbon emissions of your trip based on the duration, location and type of course, as well as the journey you’re taking to reach your course. Through our partnership with Climate Impact, we contribute to effective carbon reduction projects.
These things are not included in the package:
We look forward to speaking with you.