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Adult Snow School Clinics

Fernie Alpine Resort is very proud to offer a great weekend club program. Click on a tab below to view details.

Whether you’ve been skiing or riding for years and are looking to polish your skills, or it’s your first time on an inclined snowy surface, Fernie’s Adult Clinics has a program to meet your needs. Fernie’s extensive selection of programs ensures that riders of all abilities and levels can push themselves to that next level. Adult Clinics are for ages 13 and up.


FIRST TIME skiers or snowboarders only. Includes a BEGINNER lower mountain lift pass, basic equipment rental & instructional clinic. Choose to learn in a fun group clinic environment (maximum clinic ratio 1:10) or upgrade to “Learn 1 on 1” for private instruction.

Days taught: Daily

Abilities: Level 1-3

Program Rate Peak
Adult Half Day Learn to Ski or Snowboard Group Clinic
(10:30am or 1:30pm start)
Level 1 (Half Day) $99.00 $109.00
Adult Half Day Learn to Ski or Snowboard 1 on 1 Clinic
(10:30am or 1:30pm start)
Level 1 (Half Day) $227.00 $244.00
Adult Full Day Learn to Ski or Snowboard Group Clinic
(10:30am start)
Level 1 (Full Day) $129.00 $139.00
Level 1 (3 Pack) $229.00 $249.00
Adult Full Day Learn to Ski or Snowboard 1 on 1 Clinic
(10:30am start)
Level 1 $327.00 $347.00
Adult Half Day Learn to Ski or Snowboard Group Clinic Level 2 or 3
(10:30am or 1:30pm start)
Level 2 & 3 (Half Day) $109.00 $119.00
Adult Half Day Learn to Ski or Snowboard 1 on 1 Clinic Level 2 or 3
(10:30am or 1:30pm start)
Level 2 & 3 (Half Day) $318.00 $348.00
Adult Full Day Learn to Ski or Snowboard Group Clinic Level 2 or 3
(10:30am start)
Level 2 & 3 (Full Day) $139.00 $149.00
Adult Full Day Learn to Ski or Snowboard 1 on 1 Clinic Level 2 or 3
(10:30am start)
Level 2 & 3 (Full Day) $478.00 $498.00

This 3-day program is for all ski and snowboard ability levels. Includes daily clinics, plus a video session and après video review.

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

Coaching times:
Half Day – 10:30am to 12:30pm or 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Full Day – 10:30am to 3:30pm (with lunch break)

Program Rate Peak
3 Day Clinic – Half Day Clinic $209.00 $229.00
3 Day Clinic – Full Day Clinic $299.00 $309.00

Improve your skiing or snowboarding skills at any ability level in a fun group environment (maximum class ratio 1:10).

Coaching times:
Full Day:  10:30am – 3:30pm (with lunch break)
Half Day:  10:30am - 12:30pm

Program Rate Peak
Adult Full Day Group Clinic $149.00 $165.00
Adult Half Day Group Clinic $89.00 $99.00

Improve your skiing, snowboarding, telemark or cross-country skills at any ability level with your own private coach. Pricing set for up to 3 people. Additional per person fee charged to a maximum of 10 people per lesson.

Days taught: Daily

Coaching times: As per below

Program Rate Peak
Early Bird Private – 1.5 hour
(9:00am – 10:30am)
$129.00 $139.00
Private Coaching – 1.5 hour $179.00 $199.00
Private Coaching – 2 hour
(10:30am – 12:30pm or 1:30pm – 3:30pm)
$239.00 $259.00
Private Coaching – 3 hour
(9:00am – 12:00pm OR 1:00pm – 4:00pm)
$339.00 $375.00
Polar Peak Private – 3 hour $299.00 $329.00
Private Coaching – 6 hour
(9:00am – 4:00pm with lunch break)
$499.00 $559.00
Special Late Day – 2 Hour
(2:00pm – 4:00pm)
$149.00 $169.00
Cat Skiing Private $139.00 $149.00
Early Season Private – 2 hour
(offered until Dec. 18th)
$99.00 n/a

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

Days taught: Daily

Coaching time: 10:30am – 12:30pm OR 1:30am – 3:30pm (*combine for a full day)

Program Rate Peak
Family Camp Half Day
(10:30am OR 1:30pm start)
$229.00 $249.00
Family Camp Full Day
(10:30am start)
$349.00 $389.00

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 4:45pm on the previous day.

Days taught: Daily

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

Program Rate Peak
First Tracks Private (up to 3 people) $279.00 $299.00
Additional Price Per Person
(to a maximum of 5 people)
$69.75 $74.75

Join our local coaches on a 2-day adventure to explore Fernie’s bottomless powder and steep terrain while improving your all mountain skiing & riding. Includes two full days of coaching, video analysis, lift line priority and apres ski. Minimum Ski Level 5/6 and Minimum Snowboard Level 5. Class ratio 1:6. Minimum 3 people.  Camp runs from 9am to 4pm each day.
Scheduled camp dates are shown below.  Additional camps can be set up for groups throughout the season.

Program Rate Peak
Steep & Deep 2 Day Camp Dates:
Dec. 28 & 29/16
Jan. 28 & 29/17
Feb. 28 & 29/17
March 28 & 29/17
$329.00 $329.00

Learn about Fernie’s history and the mountain environment on this interpretive program. Private tours for up to 3 people.

Days taught: Daily (must book in advance)

Tour time: 10:30am – 1:00pm or 1:30pm – 4:00pm or 10:30am – 3:30pm

Program Rate Peak
Snowshoe Tour Half Day
(10:30am – 1:00pm or 1:30pm – 4:00pm)
$149.00 $149.00
Snowshoe Tour Full Day
(10:30am – 3:30pm)
$269.00 $269.00

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

Days taught: Daily

Tour time: 10:30am to 12:30pm or 1:30pm to 3:30pm (combine for 4 hour)

Program Rate Peak
Mountain Guide 2 hour $169.00 $179.00
Mountain Guide 4 hour $305.00 $329.00

Backcountry Basics
Backcountry Basics is a 2 day course introducing clients to the use of avalanche rescue equipment, ski touring equipment and uphill travel techniques, mountain environment awareness and ski 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 ski improvement. Potential clients should be min. Level 5 adventurous intermediates able to ski 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 Center. (AST courses)

Course content
Day 1:

      • Proper equipment and correct fit.
      • Warm up, skiing with pack, ski improvement.
      • Discussion of terrain features with regards to avalanche awareness, safe travel routes, terrain traps, weather, etc.
      • Transceiver training and probe search.
      • Uphill ski tour. 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.
      • Apres ski and debrief

Day 2:

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

Course dates:
January 14 & 15, 2017 (Saturday & Sunday) - 9am to 4pm
February 9 & 10, 2017 (Thursday & Friday) - 9am to 4pm
March 11 & 12, 2017 (Saturday & Sunday) - 9am to 4pm

Program Rate
Per person for 2 day camp $329 .00

For the experienced rider, these sessions are more about showing off  what you got, and working with our senior coaches to fine tune your skills. Expert coaching from our top pros, riding with other experienced riders, these sessions are geared toward our local ridership who will be shredding our mountain all season.

Date: December 21 – 22, 2016

Session time: 10:30 am – 12:30, and 1:30 – 3:30 pm

Price: $159 (2 day camp)

Looking to step up your skills and get your season off to the best start ever? Check out our NEW Progressions Sessions, built specifically for our local ridership, to get you on the mountain right at the start of the season. Get stoked for the season, build some confidence, meet some new riding buddies, and get tuned into what your potential is for the season with expert coaching.

Date: Dec 19 & 20, 2016

Session time: 10:30 – 12:30, and 1:30 – 3:30 each day (4 hours of coaching each day)

Price: $ 159 (2 day camp)

Reservations & Info

Fernie Alpine Resort
TELUS Winter Sports School
5339 Ski Hill Road
Fernie, BC
V0B 1M6
Phone: 250-423-2406
Fax: 250-423-6644
Email: [email protected]

  • Prices do not include GST and are subject to change.
  • Unless otherwise indicated the above prices do not include lift tickets or rentals which must be purchased separately.
  • Lift line priority applies (except on Mini Moose & Mighty Moose).


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