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  • Elk Valley Snow Shepherds - Snowmobile Guides & Avalanche Training
  • Snowmobile Guides & Avalanche Training
  • Elk Valley Snow Shepherds - Snowmobile Guides & Avalanche Training

Take your riding farther! Our snowmobile guides will show you the best of Fernie, BC and how to make educated decisions about sledding in backcountry terrain.

View and download the new Fernie Snowmobile Trail Map. You can purchase a hard copy at various locations in town including Ghostrider Motorsports and Gearhub.

2016/2017 Guided Trips $180 per person

All our guided trips start with a rescue skills review followed by eight hours of riding. Whether you are a never-ever sledder eager to see stunning sights on a groomed trail or a powder-pro looking to dip your sled into that legendary Fernie snow, a dedicated lead guide will customize the perfect itinerary for your groups needs. Gourmet packaged lunches, avalanche safety gear rentals, and snowmobile rentals available (additional charges apply).

2016-2017 Avalanche Training Courses

Have fun, gain confidence and get home safely. Elk Valley Snow Shepherds professional instructors, accredited with the Canadian Avalanche Association, can teach you the snowmobile specific skills required for travel in backcountry terrain. Our courses follow curriculum developed by Avalanche Canada. Participants will receive a certificate upon successful completion.

Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 $350

  • 2 days: 7 hours classroom + 1 field day
  • Learn the fundamentals of sledding in avalanche terrain
  • Entry level course suitable for sledders with basic training and little experience

Companion Rescue $175

  • 1 field day
  • Learn life-saving search and rescue techniques
  • Great skills refresher or quick entry level course

Mountain Sledding Mentorship Program $625

  • Includes AST Level 1
  • Additional training on backcountry travel, mountain sledding skills, and rescue techniques
  • 3-days of classroom and field training
  • Gain experience and confidence sledding in the backcountry with our sled mentors

Other courses and mountain riding mentorship days available. Please contact us for more information and course dates.

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