Packages and Pricing
Your trip includes: a full day of Catskiing, use of our avalanche transceivers, and a hearty lunch that is served with a view, in the cat on poor weather days and outside on nice days. Snacks are always available between runs. To help reduce the amount of single use of plastic water bottles we encourage our guests to bring along their own filled re-useable water bottles if possible. Extra charges include: Fat ski rentals (boots and poles not included), gratuities and retail. Our Lodge is 20-minute drive from the town of Fernie, if you do not have your own transportation we can recommend Tunnel49 to arrange a shuttle through their services.
Skiable terrain is dependent upon current weather conditions, group ability and safety. As with any climate controlled activity some alterations to daily plans may be necessary to provide the safest experience possible for that days conditions. All of our guides are in constant contact with the office by way of radio and have Avalanche & First Aid training. They strive to offer a professional, yet fun atmosphere.
Here is an example of a typical day staying and skiing with Fernie Wilderness Adventures.
Arrival at the lodge (Pick-ups available) we have a cozy fireplace and bathroom facilities.
After a short talk on the day’s proceedings and a safety briefing regarding snowcat procedures, we load up the snowcat and head out into the backcountry.
9.15am – 9.45am
You step out of the snowcat after ascending up the mountain and our guides begin a quick orientation to ensure your comfort with our safety procedures and equipment. You will be at 6,500 feet altitude, clicking into your bindings for the first run of the day.
A cool mountain breeze brushes against your face as you stare down the mountain at the lead guide drifting effortlessly through the deep powder. Your hands feel shaky and your heart is pounding so hard your worried others can hear it. You briefly imagine your poor coworkers answering emails, stuck in an office as you are visually engulfed from Canada’s purest beauty.
You take a deep breath and push yourself forward.. Bliss.
3:50pm – 4:30pm
The end of your day depends more on the energy level of the group, snow and weather conditions etc, than what time it is.
4:30 – 5.00pm
You return to our Base Lodge and re-live the day checking out all the photos from the day.
7:00pm – 8:00pm
An indulgent dinner will be served for our guests that choose to stay at the lodge with us. Maybe a drink around the fire pit is in order or a dip in the wood fire burning hot tub to relax those tense back muscles. If your lucky enough you will get to repeat this day all over again tomorrow.
Pricing for 2023/2024 season
Cat Skiing & Boarding
Early/late season rate
opening day up to and including Jan 8 and March 16 to end of season
$600.00 + 5% tax per person/per day
Regular season rate
$700.00 + 5% tax per person/per day
Ski / Snowboard Rentals
$45.00 + 5% tax per pair/board, per day
$175.00 + 13% tax per person/per night.
Beat the corporate blahs by escaping into nature.
FWA lodge is the perfect setting for corporate retreats, meetings or for rewarding star clients. Our staff can arrange wilderness tours, fishing expeditions, or a catskiing trip so your group can experience adventure in the beautiful natural landscape that surrounds us. Fernie is an inspiring backdrop that will motivate, invigorate and overall benefit your team.
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