Escape the crowded ski hills and experience the quiet cameraderie of drifting down a Canadian mountain through pillows of deep powder with a select group of like-minded skiers and snowboarders.
FWA cat skiing reopens in December 2016 for the 2016-2017 season. New terrain opening up for this coming season!
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Established in 1986 by Kim and Deb Sedrovic. Their one goal in mind was to provide their clients an exceptional outdoor experience in a relaxed, casual atmosphere enjoying the snow and great Canadian Rockies. Nestled in a nearby mountain range just south west of Fernie Alpine Resort known for its legendary deep snow dumps.
With over 3,000 acres the terrain ranges from ridges and long fall line runs to spectacular gladed meadows. With elevation at over 7,150 ft / 2170 meters the dry deep powder is perfect for skiers and snowboarders to enjoy in the world renowned Canadian Rockies.
Cat skiing can be enjoyed by both powder veterans and first time backcountry skier/snowboarder. Terrain is predominately glade tree skiing with occasional tree bands leading into open chutes suitable for advanced intermediate to advanced type skier or boarder. There is a lead guide who navigates the line down the mountain and a tail guide who points out the best lines and ensures that the group descends safely. Depending on the group and conditions of the day, you can expect to get 8-10 runs, which is approximately 10,000-12,000 vertical for the day. Each of our three cats are fully heated and hold twelve people. Invite eleven friends or family and book the entire state-of-the-art cat. You will get the feeling on the mountain that you are the first person ever to ski this terrain. If you are tired it is always an option to sit out a run in the cat, up front with the driver.
Your trip includes:
Extra/optional charges include:
FWA has an office in town located within Park Place Lodge. The backcountry lodge is 20 minutes from town up a backcountry road, accessible by 4WD vehicles with high clearance and good snow tires.