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SKI LESSONS

SINGLE DAY LESSONS

Booking 48 hours in advance is recommended.

KIDS

NEW GRIZ KIDS LESSONS

Our NEW and improved Griz Kids Program will be replacing our Ski & Play Program, that used to be available through our Childcare Centre.

The Griz Kids Program will run out of our new Winter Sports School Kids Centre, (located across the hallway from our Childcare Centre in the Cornerstone Lodge).

  • For ages 4 – 5 yr olds
  • The program includes 2.5hrs on snow, with snack time / indoor time built in, and included in the price
  • Early drop off is available (starting at 9 am) and is included in the price

Small class sizes (ratio of 4 children to 1 instructor)

Program Time 2019.20
Rates
Griz Kids - Full Day 10:00am - 4:00pm $109
Griz Kids - Half Day AM 10:00am - 12:30pm $69
Griz Kids - Half Day PM 1:30pm - 4:00pm $69
Add Supervised Lunch
(per day, includes lunch, full-day program only)
$11.38

To book - Email snowschool@skifernie.com or Phone (250) 423-2406

GROUP CAMPS

Improve your skiing skills at any ability level in a fun group environment (maximum class ratio 1:10).  We recommend booking your lessons at least 48 hours in advance to guarantee availability.

Days taught: Daily

Program Time 2019-20
Rate
Kids’ Full Day Camp 10:00am - 4:00pm $109.00
Kids’ Half Day Camp - Morning 10:00am - 12:30pm $69.00
Kids’ Half Day Camp - Afternoon 1:30pm - 4:00pm $65.00
Add Supervised Lunch
(per day, includes lunch)
$20.00

PRIVATE LESSONS

Book the ultimate learning experience!  Build confidence and explore the mountain with a pro that matches your exact needs.  Sessions can be booked for 1 - 3 people of similar ages and abilities.

Pricing is set for up to 3 people.  Additional people may be added for a fee to a maximum of 10 people per lesson.

Days taught: Daily

Program Time 2019-20
Rate
Griz Kids Morning Special – 1 hour 9:00am - 10:00am $85.00
Additional Price Per Person – Griz Kids 1 hour $21.25
Early Bird Private - 1.5 hour 9:00am - 10:30am $135.00
Additional Price Per Person - Early Bird Private 1.5 hour $33.75
Private Coaching – 2 hour $259.00
Additional Price Per Person – Private 2 hour $64.75
Private Coaching – 3 hour 9:00am - 12:00pm or
1:00pm - 4:00pm
$329.00
Additional Price Per Person – Private 3 hour $82.25
 Private Coaching – 6 hour 9:00am - 4:00pm
(with lunch break)
$559.00
Additional Price Per Person – Private 6 hour $139.75

TELUS LEARN TO SKI

Level 1 Packages are for FIRST TIME skiers only.

Includes: a BEGINNER lower mountain lift pass, basic equipment rental & instructional clinic. Learn in a fun group lesson environment (maximum class ratio 1:10).

GROUP LESSON PACKAGES

Program Time 2019-20
Rate
Half Day | Level 1 - Morning 10:00am - 12:30pm  $129.00
Half Day | Level 1 - Afternoon 1:30 - 4:00pm  $109.00
Full Day | Level 1 10:00am - 4:00pm  $159.00
Half Day | Level 2 or 3 10:00am - 12:30pm
or 1:30 - 4:00pm
 $129.00
Full Day | Level 2 or 3  10:00am - 4:00pm  $169.00

 

PRIVATE LESSON PACKAGES

Program Time 2019-20
Rate
Half Day 1 on 1 | Level 1 10:00am - 12:30pm
or 1:30 - 4:00pm
 $235.00
Full Day 1 on 1 | Level 1 10:00am - 4:00pm  $339.00
Half Day 1 on 1 | Level 2 or 3 10:00am - 12:30pm
or 1:30 - 4:00pm
 $329.00
Full Day 1 on 1 | Level 2 or 3 10:00am - 4:00pm  $499.00

ADULT

GROUP LESSONS

Improve your skiing or snowboarding skills at any ability level in a fun group environment (maximum class ratio 1:10).  We recommend booking your lessons at least 48 hours in advance to guarantee availability.

Program Time 2019-20
Rate
Adult Full Day Group Clinic 10:30am - 3:30pm
(with lunch break)
$169.00
Adult Half Day Group Clinic - Morning 10:30am - 12:30pm $109.00
Adult Half Day Group Clinic - Afternoon 1:30pm - 3:30pm $89.00

PRIVATE COACHING

Book the ultimate learning experience!  Build confidence and explore the mountain with a pro that matches your exact needs.  Sessions can be booked for 1 - 3 people of similar ages and abilities.

Pricing is set for up to 3 people.  Additional people may be added for a fee to a maximum of 10 people per lesson.

Days taught: Daily

Program Time 2019-20
Rate
Early Bird Private – 1.5 hour 9:00am - 10:30am $135.00
Private Coaching – 2 hour 10:30am - 12:30pm or
1:30pm - 3:30pm
$279.00
Private Coaching – 3 hour 9:00am - 12:00pm or
1:00pm - 4:00pm
$379.00
Private Coaching – 6 hour 9:00am - 4:00pm
(with lunch break)
$579.00
Early Season Private – 2 hour
(offered until Dec. 20th -
price is for one person)
$99.00

TELUS LEARN TO SKI

Level 1 Packages are for FIRST TIME skiers only.

Package Includes: a BEGINNER lower mountain lift pass, basic equipment rental & instructional clinic. Learn in a fun group lesson environment (maximum class ratio 1:10).

GROUP LESSON PACKAGES

Program Time 2019-20
Rate
Half Day | Level 1 - Morning 10:30am - 12:30pm  $129.00
Half Day | Level 1 - Afternoon  1:30 - 3:30pm  $109.00
Full Day | Level 1  10:30am - 3:30pm
(with lunch break)
 $159.00
Half Day | Level 2 or 3 10:30am - 12:30pm
or 1:30 - 3:30pm
 $129.00
Full Day | Level 2 or 3 10:30am - 3:30pm
(with lunch break)
 $169.00

 

PRIVATE LESSON PACKAGES

Program Time 2019-20
Rate
Half Day 1 on 1 | Level 1  10:30am or 1:30pm start  $235.00
Full Day 1 on 1 | Level 1  10:30am - 3:30pm  $339.00
Half Day 1 on 1 | Level 2 or 3  10:30am or 1:30pm start  $329.00
Full Day 1 on 1 | Level 2 or 3  10:30am - 3:30pm  $499.00

MULTI-DAY LESSONS

Booking 48 hours in advance is recommended.

KIDS (age 6-12)

KIDS 3-DAY ADVENTURE CAMPS

These 3-day programs are for all ski ability levels. Includes daily camp, plus a video session and aprés video review. Runs for 3 consecutive days.  We recommend booking your lessons at least 48 hours in advance to guarantee availability.

Days taught: Starts each Sunday and Wednesday

Program Time 2019-20
Rate
3 Day Camp - Half Day 10:00am - 12:30pm
or 1:30 - 4:00pm
$175.00
3 Day Camp - Full Day 10:00am - 4:00pm
(with lunch break)
$279.00
Add Supervised Lunch (per day),
includes food
$20.00

TELUS LEARN TO SKI

Level 1 Packages are for FIRST TIME skiers only.

Includes: a BEGINNER lower mountain lift pass, basic equipment rental & instructional clinic. Learn in a fun group lesson environment (maximum class ratio 1:10).

Days taught: Starts each Sunday and Wednesday

Program Time 2019-20
Rate
Level 1
3 Pack Half Day 10:00am - 12:30pm
or 1:30 - 4:00pm
$209.00
3 Pack Full Day 10:00am - 4:00pm $279.00
Level 2 & 3
3 Pack Half Day 10:00am - 12:30pm
or 1:30 - 4:00pm
$225.00
3 Pack Full Day 10:00am - 4:00pm $309.00

 

 

ADULT (age 13+)

ADULT 3-DAY CLINIC

This 3-day program is for all skier ability levels. Includes daily clinics, plus a video session and après video review.  We recommend booking your lessons at least 48 hours in advance to guarantee availability.

Days taught: Starts every Sunday and Wednesday and runs 3 consecutive days

Program Time 2019-20
Rate
3 Day Clinic – Half Day Clinic 10:30am - 12:30pm $239.00
3 Day Clinic – Full Day Clinic 10:30am - 3:30pm
(with lunch break)
$319.00

TELUS LEARN TO SKI

Level 1 Package is for FIRST TIME skiers only.

Includes: a BEGINNER lower mountain lift pass, basic equipment rental & instructional clinic. Learn in a fun group lesson environment (maximum class ratio 1:10).

Days taught: Starts each Sunday and Wednesday

Program Time 2019-20
Rate
Level 1
3 Pack Half Day 10:30am - 12:30pm
or 1:30 - 3:30pm
$209.00
3 Pack Full Day 10:30am - 3:30pm $279.00
Level 2 & 3
3 Pack Half Day 10:30am - 12:30pm
or 1:30 - 3:30pm
$225.00
3 Pack Full Day 10:30am - 3:30pm $309.00

 

MULTI-WEEK LESSONS

KIDS

Please Note:
Kids Multi-Week Programs will not run on Feb 15 & 16, 2020.

LITTLE RIPPERS | Ages 3-5

The Little Rippers program is the perfect introductory program into the world of learning to ski for you and your child. The one-on-one tuition builds confidence both in the sport and with their independence, as each 45 minute lesson is tailored individually to ensure continuous development for each child, and a season of fun on the snow.

Offered 6 or 12 weeks.

Days taught: Saturdays & Sundays
Ability Levels:  1 & 2

Session time: 9:00AM, 9:45AM, 10:30AM, 11:15PM, 1:00PM, 1:45PM, 2:30PM
Start date 6 weeks: Jan 4 & 5 or Feb 22 & 23, 2020
Start date 12 weeks: Jan 4 & 5, 2020

Programs Available
Little Rippers 6-Week 3-5 years
Little Rippers 12-Week 3-5 years

WEES SKI CLUB | Ages 4-6

In our Wees Club, we build on the foundation that was built in the Little Rippers program, and introduce the kids to a social sport environment. Our energetic coaches use games and guided discovery to continue to develop the fundamentals of skiing necessary to progress their individual skiing. They will start to explore more of what the mountain has to offer, in a safe, team approach.

Offered half day or full day, 6 or 12 weeks.

Days taught: Saturdays & Sundays
Ability Levels:  1 - 4

Session time: Half Day - 10:15AM & 1:30PM  /  Full Day - 10:15AM
Start date 6 weeks: Jan 4 & 5 or Feb 22 & 23, 2020
Start date 12 weeks: Jan 4 & 5, 2020

Programs Available
Wees Ski Club 6-week (1/2 day) 4-6 years
Wees Ski Club 6-week (full day) 4-6 years
Wees Ski Club 12-week (1/2 day) 4-6 years
Wees Ski Club 12-week (full day) 4-6 years

SNOW RANGERS | Ages 5-6

Our NEW Snow Rangers program is geared toward kids graduating from our Wees program, and starting to ski in bigger groups.  Snow Rangers will help bridge the gap for these youngsters between our Wees Club, and our Ski Club, with class ratios of 6:1  This will allow them to continue to explore the mountain, develop stronger independence in their skiing, and help build their love of the sport.

Offered full day, 6 or 12 weeks.

Days taught: Saturdays and Sundays
Ability Levels:  4 - 6

Session start time: 10:00 am
Start date 6 weeks: Jan 4 & 5 or Feb 22 & 23, 2020
Start date 12 weeks: Jan 4 & 5, 2020

Programs Available
Snow Rangers 6-week 5-6 years
Snow Rangers 12-week 5-6 years

SKI CLUB | Ages 6-17

This popular club is a fun and engaging program for children, which will have them embarking on a more technical approach to skiing. Whether they are beginners or intermediate skiers, we look for ways to challenge and improve on their existing skills, and encourage them to take their abilities to the next level.  Our coaches create an engaging, fair play social environment, allowing children to form friendships that continue from season to season.

Offered for 6 or 12 weeks.

Days taught: Saturdays & Sundays
Ability Levels:  1 - 5

Session time: 10:00AM-3:30PM
Start date 6 weeks: Jan 4 & 5 or Feb 22 & 23, 2020
Start date 12 weeks: Jan 4 & 5, 2020

Programs Available
Ski Club 6-week 6-17 years
Ski Club 12-week 6-17 years

EXTREME CLUB | Ages 8-12

The Extreme Club will develop skiers into confident all mountain skiers. For kids who are confident on blue runs and some black runs, this program will start to challenge and consolidate their tactics as they develop into more “All Mountain” riders. They will be able to experience more of what Fernie Alpine Resort is all about, in their own way.    Our specialist coaches will help nurture their desire for adventure in a safe and structured way.

Offered for 6 or 12 weeks

Days taught: Saturdays and Sundays
Ability Levels 4-6

Session start time: 10:00AM

Start date 6 weeks: January 4, January 5, Feburary 22 or February 23, 2020

Start date 12 weeks: January 4 or January 5, 2020

** No clubs on February 15th & 16th weekend **

FREESKI CLUB | Ages 12-17

This challenging high end program cultivates true, solid “big mountain” skiers. Our specialist coaches help develop their skills necessary to shred the bumps, trees, powder, and even the knarliest of conditions. Good use of proper tactics, developing sound thought process, understanding risk and reward and working toward refinement of skills will all be part of the program. Introducing the freeriders to important elements of alpine safety will also allow them to take ownership of their individual well-being on the mountain.

Offered for 6 or 12 weeks

Days taught:  Saturdays
Ability Levels 5 & 6

Session time: 10:00 AM

Start date 6 weeks:  January 4 or February 22, 2020

Start date 12 weeks: January 4, 2020

** No clubs on February 15th & 16th weekend **

GIRLS FREESKI CLUB | Ages 12-17

These increasingly popular programs is for young ladies who really want to push their skiing. This has all the benefits of the Freeski Club but is exclusively for girls. It’s really exciting to see young women skiing big mountain terrain with so much confidence, talent and flair!

Days taught: Saturdays
Ability Levels 5 & 6

Session time: 10:00AM-3:30PM
Start date 6 weeks: Jan 4 or Feb 22, 2020
Start date 12 weeks: Jan 4, 2020

Programs Available
Girls Freeski Club 6-week 12-17 years
Girls Freeski Club 12-week 12-17 years

FERNIE BIG MOUNTAIN DEVELOPMENT TEAM - NON-COMPETITIVE | Ages 7-17

Similar in approach to both the Freeski and Big Mountain programs, this Non Competitive program is based around the development of young skiers to reach their full potential on our mountain. Our high performance coaches will help them develop good decision making, skills, and strategy to be able to cope with all the mountain has to offer.

Offered 12 weeks

Days taught: Sundays
Ability Level 6

Session time: 10:00 AM

Start date 12 weeks: January 5, 2020

Duration: 5.5 Hours 

** No break for Family Day weekend, clubs as usual**

FERNIE BIG MOUNTAIN DEVELOPMENT TEAM | Ages 7-17

This is a competitive program for competent big mountain skiers. The program is designed for young athletes who want to enter Junior Freeski Competitions at Fernie Alpine Resort, Kimberley Alpine Resort and Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.  Coached by our dedicated high performance coaches, this program is purely focused on developing the skills, strategy and style needed to move into the world of competitive freestyle.

Offered 12 weeks

Days taught: Saturdays

Session time: 10:00 AM

Start date 12 weeks: January 4, 2020

Duration: 5.5 Hours 

** No break for Family Day weekend, clubs as usual**

ADULT

BREAKFAST CLUB

Start your day with breakfast, then head up the mountain for 3 hours of skiing or riding with the gang. Enjoy the serenity of the mountain in the early hours, no crowds for the first hour as you get lift access one hour ahead of the public.  Join Shawn, Kathy, Jeremie and Rodger, the coaches who head up this program, and experience the very best parts of Fernie Alpine Resort, go hard or cruise, your choice on any day!  It’s about great people and great skiing. Ability levels 5-6.  Program runs on Saturdays from 7:15–11:00am.

Days taught: Saturdays
Ability Levels:  5 & 6

Session time:
Breakfast 7:15 AM – 8:00 AM
On the snow 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Start date 12 weeks: Jan 4, 2020

Programs Available
Breakfast Club – 12 Weeks

PICK 6

Join us for our Pick 6 program!  Pick 6 out of 12 weeks for a group skiing First Tracks experience.

Meet our coaches at 7:45 am, load the lift at 8 am, and enjoy the mountain with your group for 3 hours of guiding, coaching, cruising or shredding…

Days taught: Saturdays
Ability Levels:  5 & 6

Session time:  7:45 - 11:00AM

First Session Date: Jan 4, 2020

Last Session Date:  March 21, 2020

Programs Available
Pick 6 - 6 sessions

ADULT FREESKI CLUB

Otherwise known as “Jim’s group”, this program is perfect for those looking to develop both their on and off piste skiing skills and tactics. In this multi-week program you will experience all the mountain has to offer, while receiving great instruction from one of our best coaches. With group size of 6 maximum, it is easy to focus on each skier’s individual goals. Ability levels 3-6.  Program runs Thursdays from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Days taught: Thursdays
Ability Levels:  3-6

Session time:  10:30AM - 12:30PM

Start Date: Jan 9, 2020

Programs Available
Adult Freeski Club - 8 weeks

ENDLESS TUITION

For all you season pass holders, there is no better way to maximize your skiing or riding this year. This package entitles you to an afternoon drop in group lesson every week during the winter.  Ride with a variety of other pass holders and enjoy the coaching of a variety of our Winter Sports School instructors, offered on Wednesday or Thursday afternoons, this represents truly incredible value for those wanting to make steady improvement on the mountain.

Days taught: Wednesdays or Thursdays
Ability Levels:  2-4

Session time:  1:30PM - 3:30PM

Start Date: Jan 1 or 2, 2020

End Date:  March 25 or 26, 2020

Programs Available
Endless Tuition- 8 weeks

EARLY GIRLS

For those keen ladies who want to start their day the right way! Enjoy the serenity of the mountain in the early hours, no crowds for the first hour as you get lift access one hour ahead of the public.  This program is for experienced skiers looking to explore and enjoy the less skied parts of the mountain.  Our professional female coaches, Bridget and Kathy, will take you to secret stashes around the mountain, provide tactics, strategies and skill focus to ensure each morning is an experience you will never forget.  Ability levels 5-6.  Program runs on Sundays from 7:45–11:00am.

Days taught: Sundays
Ability Levels:  5 & 6

Session time: 7:45AM – 11:00AM
Start date 8 weeks: Jan 19, 2020

Programs Available
Early Girls – 8 Weeks

LADIES ALL MOUNTAIN

Ladies, whether you are expert or beginner, there is a place for you in our all mountain program. Specifically designed to teach the skills, and explore tactics required to enjoy the vast mix of terrain Fernie has to offer.  Taught by women for women, Ladies All Mountain targets confidence and skill building in female skiers.  This is a very friendly program and a perfect way to enjoy the sport you love. Lunch is included after each session. Offered Saturdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays.  9:30 am – 12:30 pm on snow session.  All ability levels welcome.

Days taught: Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday
Ability Levels:  1-6

Session time: 9:30AM – 12:30PM
Start date 8 weeks: Jan 8, 9 or 11, 2020

Programs Available
Ladies All Mountain – 8 Weeks

LADIES PERFORMANCE CLUB

Do you ever find yourself saying ‘I can’t do that’ or ‘I’m not good at this’? What would happen if you changed the language you use and participate in a program that will create the environment for you to unleash those negative thoughts and turn them into an incredible positive experience on skis….. Join us for this fun loving 8 week program, offered Saturdays only, 9:30am – 12:30pm on snow session.

Days taught: Saturdays
Ability Levels:  5 & 6

Session time: 9:30AM – 12:30PM
Start date 8 weeks: Jan 11, 2020

Programs Available
Ladies Performance Club – 8 Weeks

SPECIALTY CAMPS

Booking 48 hours in advance is recommended.

KIDS (age 6-12)

Improve your skiing, snowboarding, telemark or cross-country skills together as a family with up to 2 adults and 3 kids.

Days taught: Daily

Program Time 2019-20
Rate
Family Camp Half Day 10:30am - 12:30pm
or 1:30 - 3:30pm
$299.00
Family Camp Full Day 10:30am - 3:30pm
(with lunch break)
$499.00

Experience the life of a rock star, Fernie style. Log some serious vertical in your own private playground. Private groups of up to 3 people; ages 10+ (10-16 yrs must be accompanied by an adult). Must register by 3:45 pm on the previous day.

Days taught: Daily

Session time: Meet at 7:45am at Slopeside Café / Depart at 8:00am – 10:00am

Program 2019-20
Rate
First Tracks Private (up to 3 people) $299.00
Additional Price Per Person
(to a maximum of 5 people)
$75.00

NO SCHOOL RIDE DAYS

Ages 6-12

Hey Kids!  What to do on those days when there's no school?  Come join us for a fun-filled day on the mountain with top notch ski/snowboard instruction from our expert instructors!  All ability levels welcome.

This program is offered to residents of the Elk Valley - proof of residency required upon booking.
Please book by contacting the WSS Sales Desk at snowschool@skifernie.com or phone 250-423-2406.

Dates: 
December 6, 2019
December 23, 2019
December 24, 2019
January 31, 2020
February 14, 2020
March 13, 2020
April 10, 2020

Half Day Program:  Morning (10:00am - 12:30pm) or Afternoon (1:30 - 4:00pm)
$32.00 + tax (includes lift ticket and lesson)

Full Day Program:  10:00am - 4:00pm
$59.00 + tax (includes lift ticket, lesson and supervised lunch*)

*Bring your own lunch, or purchase our hot lunch program.  Supervision is included.

Rental add-on is available:
Half Day - $14.00 + taxes
Full Day -  $20.00 + taxes

KIDS CHRISTMAS CAMPS

Ages 6 - 12

For all ability levels of skiers and riders. Join us for a fun-filled week on the snow, with top quality lessons from our expert instructors. Focusing on skill development and guided discovery through fun activities on the mountain, our coaches will look for ways to challenge and improve on their existing skills. and encourage kids to take their abilities to the next level.

Days taught: Tuesday – Friday
Ability Levels:  1 - 6

Session time: 10:00AM – 3:30pmPM

Dates: December 31, 2019 - January 3, 2020

Price: $299 + tax (4 day camp)

*Please note – all times are based on availability. Times and dates are subject to change.

KIDS SPRING EXTRAVAGANZA CAMP

Ages 6-17

For all ability levels of skiers and riders.  Join us for a fun filled week on the snow, with top quality instruction from our specialist children instructors. Focusing on skill development and guided discovery through fun and activities on mountain,  our coaches will look for ways to challenge and improve on their existing skills, and encourage them to take their abilities to the next level.

Days taught: Tuesday – Friday
Ability Levels:  1 - 6

Session time: 10:00AM – 3:30pmPM

Start date: March 24 – 27, 2020

Price: $299 + tax (4 day camp)

*Please note – all times are based on availability. Times and dates are subject to change.

ADULT & TEENS (age 13+)

Experience the life of a rock star, Fernie style. Log some serious vertical in your own private playground. Private groups of up to 3 people; ages 10+(10-16 yrs must be accompanied by an adult). Must register by 3:45pm on the previous day.

Days taught: Daily

Session time: Meet at 7:45am at Slopeside Café / Depart at 8:00am – 10:00am

Program 2019-20
Rate
First Tracks Private (up to 3 people) $299.00
Additional Price Per Person
(to a maximum of 5 people)
$75.00

New to Fernie and not sure where to go or just want a great companion to ski with all day? Then this is your program! Grab one of our Fernie Alpine Resort's Guides and have a fun filled day enjoying our amazing terrain. Pricing set for up to 3 people.

Days taught: Daily

Program Time 2019-20
Rate
Guided Fernie Experience - 3 hour $369.00
Additional Person - 3 hour $92.25
Guided Fernie Experience 6 hour $549.00
Additional Person - 6 hour $137.25

Backcountry Basics
Backcountry Basics is a 2 day course introducing clients to the use of avalanche rescue equipment, touring equipment and uphill travel techniques, mountain environment awareness and skill improvement, all taking place in a safe, inbounds, avalanche controlled area (to be determined daily) . Clients will require lift tickets as the course will mainly utilize lift services to access many hidden areas throughout the resort, ideal for safe uphill travel and skill improvement. Potential clients should be min. Level 5 adventurous intermediates able to ride off-piste, who are inexperienced in uphill travel and the use of rescue equipment. This course will not give clients all the skills needed to travel in the backcountry alone, but prepare them for further courses offered through the Canadian Avalanche Centre. (AST courses)

Course content
Day 1:

    • • Proper equipment and correct fit.
    • • Warm up, riding with pack, skill improvement.
    • • Discussion of terrain features with regards to avalanche awareness, safe travel routes, terrain traps, weather, etc.
    • • Transceiver training and probe search.
    • • Uphill touring. Start with probe search practice and transceiver recap. Depending on area selected and ability of group, plan for a 30-45 min. hike.
    • • Discussion on the importance of nutrition and hydration.
    • • Après & debrief

Day 2:

    • • Warm up ride with skill improvement. Contact patrol to discuss best area for uphill travel.
    • • Short boot hike or tour. Review from day 1 (transceivers, probes, terrain etc.).
    • • Tour in afternoon. Planning of route .
    • • Après and debrief

Course dates:
January 11 & 12, 2020 - 9am to 4pm
February 8 & 9, 2020 - 9am to 4pm
March 7 & 8, 2020 - 9am to 4pm

Program 2019-20 Rate
Per person for 2 day camp $349 .00

Join our local coaches on a 2-day adventure to explore Fernie’s bottomless powder and steep terrain while improving your all mountain riding. Includes two full days of coaching, video analysis, lift line priority and après. Minimum Ski Level 5. Class ratio 1:6. Minimum 3 people.

Program Time 2019-20
Rate
Steep & Deep 2 Day Camp Dates
(price per person)
Dec.21 & 22, 2019
Jan. 25 & 26, 2020
Feb. 22 & 23, 2020
March 28 & 29, 2020
9:00am - 4:00pm  $349

 

NO SCHOOL RIDE DAYS

Ages 13-17

What to do on those days when there's no school?  Grab some friends and join us for a fun-filled day on the mountain with top notch ski/snowboard instruction from our expert instructors!  All ability levels welcome.

This program is offered to residents of the Elk Valley - proof of residency required upon booking.
Please book by contacting the WSS Sales Desk at snowschool@skifernie.com or phone 250-423-2406.

Dates:
December 6, 2019
December 23, 2019
December 24, 2019
January 31, 2020
February 14, 2020
March 13, 2020
April 10, 2020

Half Day Program:  Morning (10:00am - 12:30pm) or Afternoon (1:30 - 4:00pm)
$32.00 + tax (includes lift ticket and lesson)

Full Day Program:  10:00am - 4:00pm
$59.00 + tax (includes lift ticket, lesson and supervised lunch*)

*Bring your own lunch, or purchase our hot lunch program.  Supervision is included.

Rental add-on is available:
Half Day - $14.00 + taxes
Full Day -  $20.00 + taxes

TEEN CHRISTMAS CAMPS

Ages 13-17

For all ability levels of skiers and riders. Join us for a fun-filled week on the snow, with top quality lessons from our expert instructors. Focusing on skill development to help teens rip around the mountain, our coaches will look for ways to challenge and improve on their existing skills. and encourage teens to take their abilities to the next level.

Days taught: Tuesday – Friday
Ability Levels:  1 - 6

Session time: 10:00AM – 3:30pmPM

Dates: December 31, 2019 - January 3, 2020

Price: $299 + tax (4 day camp)

*Please note – all times are based on availability. Times and dates are subject to change.

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