Packages and Pricing

Pricing for 2024/2025 season

Cat Skiing & Boarding

Early/late season  rate

opening day up to and including Jan 8 and March 17 to end of season

$650.00 + 5% tax per person/per day

Regular season rate

$750.00 + 5% tax per person/per day

Ski / Snowboard Rentals

$45.00 + 5% tax per pair/board, per day

Lodging

$185.00 + 13% tax per person/per night.

 

What’s Included

  • Full day of cat skiing/riding
  • A packed lunch (ensure you have included your dietary restrictions at the time of booking)
  • Use of our avalanche transceivers which guests must use
  • Use of a backpack with a shovel and probe
  • Water and coffee available in the morning
Lodge Guests:
  • Overnight stay at the FWA rustic backcountry lodge
  • 5:00 pm check-in (let us know of late arrivals and/or estimated time of arrival)
  • 9:00 am check-out (guests will pack up/check-out before skiing)
  • Homecooked breakfast, dinner, and dessert
  • Wood-burning hot tub for lodge guests to share
  • Outdoor fire pits (front and back deck)

What’s Not Included

  • Shuttle to and from our lodge (Located a 20-minute drive from Fernie)
  • Contact Tunnel 49 to arrange transportation – t49.ca
  • Fat ski or powder board rentals ($50- tax/per person/per day)
  • Boots not included
  • Photos Packages (photographers available upon request – not guaranteed)
  • We have a photo program, and you can purchase photos from the day for an extra fee
  • Alcohol and Snacks (you may bring your own)
  • We are not licenced to serve alcohol
  • No snacks outside of your packed lunch are provided
  • Gratuities

Your Itinerary

Here is an example of a typical day of staying and skiing with Fernie Wilderness Adventures.

6:30 am – Lodge guests only

Home-cooked breakfast served in common space.

8.00 am

All day guests arrive at the FWA Lodge for the day – directions                                                                                                                                                                     

8.15 am – 8:45 am

Waivers are reviewed and signed with a staff member. Rentals are set up if desired (at an extra fee).  Snowcat safety briefing delivered by your cat driver. Load up the cats and head out into the backcountry.

9.15 am – 9.45 am

Our guides deliver an avalanche safety briefing, transceiver orientation, and mountain safety briefing. We cover the current avalanche hazard, how to use our transceivers, a transceiver practice, and demonstrate how to use our avalanche safety equipment.

9:50 am

Let the skiing and snowboarding begin!

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Start heading back down to the FWA lodge

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

You return to the FWA lodge and enjoy ski après around the fire or in the lodge with a home-cooked bowl of soup.
A photo slideshow will be on display – if you had a photographer for the day photos can be purchased for an extra fee.

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Day ski guests depart the lodge

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Lodge guests only

Enjoy your relaxing evening around the lodge with a drink around the fire pit or a dip in the wood fire-burning hot tub.                                                       Please bring your own alcohol to enjoy as it will not be available for purchase.

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Delicious home-cooked dinner and dessert served with all guests staying the night at the lodge.

 

Professional Photo Packages

If a photographer joins your group on the mountain for the day they will present a slideshow during ski après at the end of the day at the lodge. Your group will be able to decide if they would like to purchase high-resolution jpegs.

The photos are sold per person or per group. The guest that purchases their package will get all the photos of themselves skiing as well as any group shots/scenic/cat shots etc. If someone in the group opts out of the photo package their pictures will not be included in the photo link.

Contact our office for details and pricing. Ensure you include a request for a photographer at the time of booking if you are interested.

Corporate Retreats

Beat the corporate blahs by escaping into nature. Put together a group of 12 for a private lodge and cat skiing experience, or a group of 8 in the summer for fishing.

FWA lodge is the perfect setting for corporate retreats, meetings or for rewarding star clients. Our staff can arrange cat skiing or fishing expeditions in the summer 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.

FWA Gift Certificates 

Someone hard to shop for?

Give the gift of an unforgettable adventure in one of North America’s most attractive landscapes.

FWA gift cards are a great incentive to reward employees with or thanking your best clients. Any dollar amount can be issued or full trips can be purchased. You can never go wrong with a gift certificate from FWA.

FWA has a great line of hats and toques/beanies available for purchase that is a physical reminder to oneself or others of the wicked Catskiing holiday experience in the backcountry of Fernie.

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