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  • Winter Sports School at Fernie Alpine Resort
  • Winter Sports School at Fernie Alpine Resort

Whether you are new to the sports of skiing and snowboarding or are looking to build your skills, the Fernie Alpine Resort Winter Sports School offers a range of programs and lessons, for children, youth and adults.

TENTATIVE WINTER OPENING DAY: November 30th, 2019

Choose from private, group or speciality lessons, and half-day, full-day and multi-day programs. Come and join our team of fun certified ski & snowboard professionals who will guide you to your best mountain resort experience ever! Our pros are certified and trained in alpine skiing, snowboarding, telemark and cross-country. Our mountain is our home, and winter sports our passion, let us share this with you!

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2019-2020 ADULT PROGRAMS

For multi-week or additional programs visit the resort website. Rates do not include tax.

Learn to Ski or Snowboard

  • Half or Full-Day
  • Group lessons or private
  • Ask about cross-country and telemark skiing options

Group Clinic

  • Improve your skills at any ability level
  • Max ratio 1:10
  • Available any day
  • Full Day, 10:30 am - 3:30 pm with lunch break :$169
  • Half Day Morning 10:30 am - 12:30 pm: $109
  • Half Day Afternoon 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm: $89

Private Coaching/Lessons

  • Available any day for 1.5 hours, 2 hours, 3 hours or 6 hours

First Tracks Private Session

  • Get on the lift before everyone else!
  • Hit the chairlift with a Resort Pro at 8 am for first tracks, 1-hr before the lifts open at 9 am. (Meet at Slopeside Cae at 7:45pm).
  • 2-hour guiding program for up to 3 people ages 10+ (10-16 years must be accompanied by an adult)
  • Must register by 3:45pm on the previous day.
  • $299 for up to 3 people.
  • Additional people $75 pp. (to a maximum of 5).
  • Ski with your guide until 10am.

Steep & Deep Camps

  • 2-day camp exploring Fernie's famous steep and deep terrain.
  • Includes coaching, video analysis, lift line priority and apres ski.
  • Must be a minimum Level 5 skier or snowboarder.
  • Class ratio 1:6.
  • Camp dates: Dec 21 & 22, 2019; Jan 25 & 26, Feb 22 & 23, Mar 28 & 29, 2020. 
  • $349 per person for 2-day camp.

Guided Fernie Experience

  • New to Fernie and looking to discover the mountain with an insider?
  • Join a professional guide for a 3 or 6 hour tour.
  • Up to 3 people for 3 hour tour: $369; additional guests $92.25 pp
  • Up to 3 pople for 6 hour tour: $549; additional guests $137.25 pp

Backcountry Basics

  • 2-day course introducing clients to the use of avalanche rescue equipment, touring equipment and much more. 
  • Courses are held in a safe inbounds avalanche controlled area. 
  • Minimum level 5 ability. 
  • Course dates: January 11 & 12, February 8 & 9 or March 7 & 8, 2020.
  • $349 per person for 2-day camp.
  • Intended as an introduction to avalanche safety and preparation for further courses offered by the Canadian Avalanche Centre.

WINTER FATBIKING

Book onto a 'Learn to Fatbike' session. Spend two hours with an experienced guide, exploring the trails and learning tips for biking in the snow.

  • $69, includes rental, helmet, and lesson.
  • Departs 1:30pm on weekends and holidays.

KIDS/FAMILY PROGRAMS

Griz Kids Lessons

  • For ages 3-5
  • NEW for 2020!
  • 2.5 hours on snow with snack/indoor time built in
  • Early drop off (9am) available at no extra charge
  • Full Day, 10 am - 4pm: $109
  • Half Day, 10 am - 12:30 pm or 1:30 - 4:30 pm: $69

Family Coaching/Lesson Program

  • Improve your skills as a family with a private ski or snowboard certified instructor
  • For up to 2 adults and 3 kids
  • Half-day: $299
  • Full-day: $499

Group Camp (max ratio 1:10)

  • Available Daily
  • Full Day, 10 am - 4pm: $109
  • Half Day, 10 am - 12:30 pm: $69
  • Half Day, 1:30 - 4:30pm: $65
  • Add supervised lunch: $19
  • Booking recommended at least 48 hours in advance

Private Coaching, Lessons, Packages & camps

  • See website for details
  • Available any date for 1 - 6 hours
  • Telus Learn to Snowboard packages including lower mountain lift pass, basic equipment rental and instruction
  • Private Ski Lessons including lift pass, basic equipment rental and instruction

Kids 'Christmas' Camp

  • Open to skiers and snowboarders aged 6-12 of all abilities.
  • A fun filled week with top quality lessons focusing on skill development and adventure. 
  • Dec 31, 2019 - Jan 3, 2020, 10am - 3:30pm daily
  • $299 + tax for 4-day camp

Kids Spring Extravaganza Camp

  • Open to skiers and snowboarders aged 6-17 of all abilities.
  • A fun filled week with top quality lessons focusing on skill development and adventure. 
  • Mar 24 - 27, 2020, 10am - 3:30pm daily
  • $299 + tax for 4-day camp

WEEKLY ACTIVITIES & TOURS

  • Tuesday Snowshoe & Pasta Dinner
  • Wednesday Vinyasa Yoga Class
  • Thursday Fatbike Ride & Dine
  • Saturday Morning Stretch & Warm Up Class
  • Nordic Sundays

Fernie Alpine Resort is an all-mountain active playground. Check out Summer & Winter activities, attractions, services and events to keep the whole family happy for days!

  • Contact Information
  • 250-423-2406
  • Contact By Email
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  • skifernie.com/purchase/telus-winter-snow-school/
  • 5339 Ski Hill Road, Fernie, BC V0B 1M6
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