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  • Winter Sports School at Fernie Alpine Resort
  • 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.

Choose from private, group or specialty lessons, and half-day, full-day and multi-day programs. Come 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!

Adult Programs:

  • Learn to Ski or Snowboard (ask about cross-country skiing, telemark skiing)
    • Half or Full-Day
    • Group lessons or private
  • Group Clinic - Improve your skills at any ability level (max ratio 1:10)
    • Available any day for 2 hours at 10:30am or 1:30pm
  • 3-Day Group Clinic
    • Three consecutive half or full-days of ski or snowboard lessons available to any ability
    • Starts on a Wednesday or Saturday for 3 days
  • 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! One of our Pro's will take you up the chairlift at 8am for first tracks before the lifts open at 9am.
    • 2 hour guiding program for up to 3 people. Must register the day before.
  • Steep & Deep Camps
    • Two 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.
  • Mountain Guide
    • Book one of our fun mountain tour guides for 2 or 4 hours to learn the mountain and have a fun filled day.
  • For multi-week or additional programs visit the resort website

Winter Fatbiking

  • '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. 
  • Thursday evening ride & dine fatbike group tour.
    • Departs at 5pm every week.
    • Experience the tranquility of a 1.5-hour night ride followed by a burger & beer at Legends Mountain Eatery.
    • $59 includes bike rental, helmet, headlamp, guided tour, and dinner. 

NEW FOR 2017-2018: Snowshoe & Dinner Tours

  • Tuesday Snowshoe & pasta dinner
    • Departs from Lizard Creek Lodge at 5pm, drop-ins welcome
    • 1.5hr snowshoe hike, followed by a delicious pasta diner with paired wine
    • $59, includes snowshoe rentals, guided tour, & dinner
  • Friday Family snowshoe and raclette
    • Departs from Lizard Creek Lodge at 5pm, reservations recommended
    • 1.5hr snowshoe hike, followed by a delicious family-style raclette dinner
    • Adults $64, Youth $50, Family $184.
    • Includes snowshoe rentals, guided tour, & dinner

Family & Kids Programs:

Kids Clinic are for ages 6-12. Programs for 5 years and under are offered through the Child Care Centre

Ask about the kids multi-week programs available.

  • 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 or full-day option
  • Learn to Ski or Snowboard
    • For first timers
    • Group or private lessons for half or full-day
  • Group Camp- Improve skills (max ratio 1:10)
    • Half or full-day. Add supervised lunch with full-day option
  • Kids Adventure Camps
    • 3-day program for all abilities. Starts each Sunday or Wednesday for 3 consecutive days
    • Add supervised lunch option
  • Private Coaching/Lessons
    • Available any day for 1 hour, 1.5 hours, 2 hours, 3 hours or 6 hours

Youth Freeride Camps Ages 13-17

  • A 3-day half or full-day ski or snowboard camp for all abilities.
  • Includes a video session and apres ski video review

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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