Achieve more than you believed was possible with two weeks of expert coaching from the best in the business. Tackle challenging terrain with new found confidence in just a fortnight.
Fernie has a legendary status in Canada, and it's deserved! Not only does the resort have the longest vertical and largest ski area in the Canadian Rockies, but it also boasts five huge bowls offering some of the most exhilarating and varied off-piste terrain in the world. All this is within patrolled boundaries, giving you a perfect location to really improve your snowboarding skills.
The resort also has a great variation of groomed runs for those who are not yet ready to jump straight into the powder, so there truly is something for everyone.
Fernie is irresistible for some of the world's best snowboard coaches, many have now made this awesome town their permanent home.
We are fortunate enough to recruit the very best to work on our programs - what our snowboard instructors don't know isn't worth knowing!
Over the two week snowboard improvement camp you will benefit from their collective decades of experience, as they support you to master the basics or refine your high-end all-mountain skills. One of your lessons will even start with 'First Tracks', getting the lifts with your group before they are open to the public so you can dive into the powder before anyone else.
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You’ll be grouped with snowboarders of similar ability and similar goals so you can all improve together and tackle terrain that pushes you all.
Confident on groomed runs but feel restricted by your technique and dream cruising through powder, our improvement camps will take your riding to the next level. Our coaches will work closely with you, building your confidence and ability so you can tackle more advanced terrain.
Fernie is famed for its challenging terrain and deep powder. On our off-piste camps you’ll be taken to the most challenging parts of the mountain and work on building your technique in the steep and deep. Perfect for snowboarders with off-piste experience that want to push themselves.
Inject even more fun and adventure into your time:
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.
*Please note. Due to public holidays, on camp starting 26 Dec, coaching days will vary. You will have 3 coaching days in the first week, followed by a regular schedule in the second.
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.
During the 23/24 season, we will provide transfers at the following times:
Start date of course: meet the transfer at Calgary Airport at 5pm, opt for a flight that lands before 3:30pm.
End date of course: transfer will arrive at Calgary Airport by approx. 1:30pm, opt for a flight that departs after 4:30pm.
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.
Each week your host will organise team socials and après for all the group to get involved in.
Hop into your own private snow cat in the backcountry and experience powder like never before.
Learn all you need to know to explore the backcountry.
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.