Picture spending one whole month in the mountains - no work deadlines, just searching for fresh lines!
You'll achieve lifelong gains to your skiing technique by combining back-to-back 2-week All Mountain Improvement camps. Our team of experienced instructors will show you the very best that Fernie has to offer; whether you're ready to hit double black diamond terrain from the get-go, or you're looking to make that transition from solid piste skier to all-mountain explorer.
This camp is also available in snowboard too.
Fernie has the largest ski area and the longest vertical in the Canadian Rockies and is famed for its powder and consistently good snow conditions. Combine that with exciting freeride terrain and there's no doubt that this is a dream ski destination.
On top of that, downtown Fernie is an amazing old Canadian mining town, with a really fun and friendly vibe. There are plenty of bars, shops and restaurants to keep you entertained when you're not skiing.
It's very hard to progress when you only ski for one week at a time; you spend most of the week getting your stamina and skill back, then by the time you begin to make improvements it's time to head home again!
With focussed coaching over a whole month, you will push through boundaries that have previously stood in your way & make lifelong gains to your skiing technique & confidence on the slopes.
We are experts at taking skiers to new levels, and we love showing you how to enjoy your newly refined skills! Our coaches love to explore and will show you the very best terrain and snow on the mountain. One of your lessons will even start with 'First Tracks', getting the lifts with your group before they are open to the public so you can dive into the powder before anyone else.
Confident on pistes but dream of effortlessly charging through powder? Our coaches will help refine your technique on groomed trails and build your confidence before taking you to more advanced terrain.
Similarly, the camp is designed for skiers with previous off-piste experience that want to develop to the next level. Famed for its challenging terrain, steep slopes and deep snow, Fernie is the perfect environment to develop your off-piste skiing.
Your coaching group will be determined by your skiing experience & you can expect smooth progression over the course of the 4-weeks.
On our camps you’ll be grouped with skiers who are of a similar ability and share similar goals. This means you can all progress together and tackle terrain that challenges everyone.
To ensure that we can deliver multiple ski groups catering to different experience levels the 4-week packages are achieved by combining back-to-back 2-week camps. This works really well to ensure there is always a great social experience as well as well-matched ability groups.
Make the most of the mountains with our extra activities...
Our own hotel, the Red Tree Lodge, acts as the official hub of the course. When the Red Tree gets fully booked we accommodate people at the nearby Park Place Lodge; it’s a 5 minute walk away. This causes the overall cost to be more expensive due to its higher rates – so booking early is recommended!
There is the choice of shared or private rooms - regardless of whether you are travelling alone. Rooms are spacious with queen sized beds, en suite bathrooms and widescreen TVs. Breakfats will be served at your hotel & inclusive evening meals are served at the Smokehouse, on site at the Red Tree Lodge. There are plenty more bars, restaurants and shops within a short walk.
Each morning we'll take you on a short bus ride to the mountain, where your skis are stored overnight, ready for an epic day on the slopes!
You'll receive 20 hours coaching per week. Our full day coaching sessions are Mon, Tue, Thu and Fri, with Wednesdays and the weekends for free skiing, consolidating what you've learnt and other activities. The maximum group size is 7 people per pro but typically they are 6 or even smaller.
You'll stay in the Red Tree Lodge, which has the following facilities:
Note: When the Red Tree gets fully booked we accommodate people at the Best Western; a 5 minute walk away. This causes the overall cost to be more expensive due to the Best Western’s higher rates.
You'll be treated to a hearty breakfast at the Red Tree Lodge seven days per week. Options include coffee/tea, juices, cereals, toast, pastries, yogurt, fruit, porridge oats, as well as hot items like eggs, beans, sausages, hash browns or bacon.
Enjoy a nutritionally balanced & filling three course meal at the Red Tree Lodge four evenings per week.
You'll be given a lift pass for the duration of your course.
We provide airport transfers from and to Calgary Airport at set departure times.
During the 23/24 season, we will provide transfers at the following times:
Start date of course: meet the transfer at Calgary Airport at 5pm, opt for a flight that lands before 3:30pm.
End date of course: transfer will arrive at Calgary Airport by approx. 1:30pm, opt for a flight that departs after 4:30pm.
Daily shuttle to and from the slopes.
Your host will ensure your course runs smoothly. They'll be on hand 24/7 for a chat, laugh, or to solve any problems.
Throughout the program our coaches will make the most of technical video analysis to help with your development.
You'll receive technical talks on subjects like biomechanics, looking after your gear, and injury prevention.
Head out onto the slopes before the lifts are open to the public - your own private mountain. Could be cancelled in adverse weather. Not available on December or March camps.
Each week your host will organise team socials and après for all the group to get involved in.
Hop into your own private snow cat in the backcountry and experience powder like never before.
Learn all you need to know to explore the backcountry.
1% of revenues support environmental non-profits, including Protect Our Winters
These things are not included in the package:
We look forward to speaking with you.