Cat Skiing with FWA
Look no further then FWA to experience a Cat Skiing adventure at its best. Our non-intimidating fashion, affordable prices and down to earth mentality will ensure an excellent vacation. FWA has deep roots in the Fernie wilderness as we have been operating for over twenty one years; we boast an unsurpassed knowledge of our surroundings. Our staff all share a passion for extreme adventures.
Why Cat Skiing?
Escape the crowded ski hills and experience the quiet, undisturbed calm of drifting down a Canadian mountain that seems as if it’s begging you to cut through its deep powder. The advantage of Catskiing/boarding is that you will be riding fantastic back country slopes. Our reliable and versatile snowcats enables us to take you to some of the most challenging and freshest of mountain runs. Best of all, our snowcats can climb in almost any type of weather versus some of the flying limitations associated with heli-skiing. Other advantages of Catskiing are: the ability to leave personal items on the cat such as extra clothing, being able to warm up in the heated cat between runs, and meeting and socializing with people from all over the globe.
Steep & Deep
Catskiing can be enjoyed by both powder veterans and first time back country skier/snowboarder. Terrain is predominately glade tree skiing with occasional tree bands leading into open chutes suitable for advanced intermediate to advanced type skier or boarder. There is a lead guide who navigates the line down the mountain and a tail guide who points out the best lines and ensures that the group descends safely. Depending on the group and conditions of the day, you can expect to get 8-10 runs, which is approximately 10,000-12,000 vertical for the day. Each of our three cats are fully heated and hold twelve people. Invite eleven friends or family and book the entire state-of-the-art cat. You will get the feeling on the mountain that you are the first person ever to ski this terrain. If you are tired it is always an option to sit out a run in the cat, up front with the driver.
Fernie Wilderness is nestled in a nearby mountain range just south west of the Alpine Resort of Fernie known for its legendary deep snow dumps. The area at Fernie Wilderness covers over 5,000+ acres with a variety of ridges to begin your descents from. The guides at Fernie Wilderness have a vast variety to choose from.
With the elevation at over 7,150 ft / 2170 meters the conditions keep the snow falling from the coast and dry powder perfect for skier and snowboarders to enjoy world renowned Canadian Rockies. The terrain ranges from ridges, valleys’ to spectacular gladed meadows. Its just down right sweet!