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TELUS
WINTER SPORTS SCHOOL

Adult Ski Lessons & Programs

Multi-Week Ski Programs - 2024/25 Pricing

Early Bird Sale on Now until June 14th!
Book Online or call us at 250-423-2406.

Women's
All-Mountain Club

Women
Ability Levels: 4 - 6
Duration: 3 Hours

  • Calling all adventurous ladies! Whether you’re just dipping your toes into the powdery slopes or you’re carving up the mountain like a pro, our All Mountain Program is tailor-made for you. Led by fierce female instructors who eat, sleep and breathe skiing, this program is your ticket to unlocking new confidence and honing your skills on Fernie’s breathtaking terrain. Join us for an unforgettable experience that’s as exhilarating as it is empowering. Offered Wednesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays. 9:30 am – 12:30pm on snow session.
  • 8 Weeks

    CA$525
    Start date - Jan. 15, 16 or 18, 2025

Men's
Big Mountain Development

Ability Levels: 3 - 6
Duration: 3 Hours

  • Ready to elevate your skiing prowess and conquer diverse terrain with confidence? Embark on an exhilarating 8 – week journey tailored to enhance your skills and amplify your mountain experience. Our program is meticulously designed to infuse every session with excitedment and adventure, all while honing your skiing technique. Through personalised video analysis and expert feedback, you’ll unlock your full potential on the slopes. Offered on Saturdays from 9:30am - 12:30pm.
  • 8 Weeks

    CA$525
    Start date - Jan. 18, 2025

Men's
Wednesday Club

Men
Ability Level: 5 - 6
Duration: 3 Hours

  • Start the day off right! Enjoy the serenity of the mountain in the early hours. No crowds for the first hour as you get lift access one hour ahead of the public. This program is for experienced skiers exploring and enjoying the less skied parts of the mountain. Our professional coaches will take you to secret stashes around the mountain and provide tactics, strategies and skill focus to ensure each morning is an experience you will never forget. The program runs on Wednesdays from 8am–11:00 am.
  • 8 Weeks

    CA$555
    Start date - Jan. 22, 2025

Breakfast
Club

CO-ED
Ability Level: 5 - 6+
Duration: 3 Hours

  • One of the absolute best ways to start your weekend. Join our high-end coaches on this program, where you head up the mountain for 3 hours of skiing with the gang and experience the very best parts of Fernie Alpine Resort. Go hard or cruise, your choice on any day! It's about great people and great skiing. Enjoy the serenity of the mountain in the early hours. No crowds for the first hour as you get lift access one hour ahead of the public. The program runs on Saturdays from 8:00 –11:00 am.
  • 10 Weeks

    CA$629
    Start date - Jan. 18, 2025

Early Girls

Women
Ability Level: 5 - 6
Duration: 3 Hours

  • For those ladies who want to start their day the right way! Enjoy the serenity of the mountain in the early hours. There are no crowds for the first hour as you get lift access one hour ahead of the public. This program is for experienced skiers exploring and enjoying the less skied parts of the mountain. Our professional female coaches will take you to secret stashes around the mountain and provide tactics, strategies and skill focus to ensure each morning is an experience you will never forget.
  • Ability levels 5-6.
  • The program runs on Wednesdays or Sundays from 8:00 – 11:00 am.
  • 8 Weeks

    CA$555
    Start date - Jan. 19 or Jan. 22, 2025

Adult 50+
All Mountain Club

Ability Level: 3 - 6
Duration: 2 Hours

  • Unlock the full spectrum of on and off-piste skiing with our exclusive program tailored for seasoned adventurers aged 50 and above. Led by our team of expert coaches, each session is a masterclass in technique and tactics, blending tailored instruction with the camaraderie of group exploration. Whether carving fresh tracks or navigating through powder, our coaches are dedicated to honing your skills and helping you to meet your goals. Join us on the slopes and embrace the thrill of mastering the whole mountain, where age is just a number and the summit is within reach. Offered on Thursdays from 10:00am - 12:00pm.
  • 8 Weeks

    CA$499
    Start date - Jan. 16, 2025

TGIF



Ability Level: 4 - 6
Duration: 3 Hours

  • Join us for an exhilarating Friday program geared towards optimizing your performance and maximizing fun on the slopes! Collaborate with our expert coaches to unleash your full skiing potential across all terrain. Gain invaluable insights into the mechanics of skiing and you learn the intricacies of timing, technique and strategy. With personalized guidance, you’ll develop a comprehensive skill set to tackle any scenario with confidence and finesse. As a bonus enjoy early lift access on 2 select Fridays, subject to weather and snow conditions. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to elevate your skiing experience. Offered on Fridays from 9:30am - 12:30pm.
  • 8 Weeks

    CA$565
    Start date - Jan. 17, 2025

Telus Learn to Ski Programs - 2023/24 Pricing

Book by phone at 250-423-2406 or in person at our Sales Desk.
Programs are for Never Ever, Novice & Comfortable Novice Riders only.

The package includes a beginner lower mountain lift pass and basic equipment rental for use in your group lesson.

Learn to Ski Private
One on One

Ages: 13+
Ability Level: Never Ever

*Holiday Rate

  • The package includes a beginner lower mountain lift pass and basic equipment rental for use in your private lesson.
  • Half Day

    CA$286 / 315*
  • Full Day

    CA$406 / 447*

Learn to Ski Private
One on One

Ages: 13+
Ability Level: Novice / Comfortable Novice

  • The package includes a beginner lower mountain lift pass and basic equipment rental for use in your private lesson.
  • Half Day

    CA$366
  • Full Day

    CA$506

Learn to Ski
Group Lessons

Ages: 13+
Ability Level: Never Ever

*Holiday Rate

  • The package includes a beginner lower mountain lift pass and basic equipment rental for use in your group lesson.
  • Half Day AM

    CA$186 / 205*
  • Half Day PM

    CA$156 / 172*
  • Full Day

    CA$216 / 238*
  • Half Day - 3 Day

    CA$340
  • Full Day - 3 Day

    CA$390 / 429*

Learn to Ski
Group Lessons

Ages: 13+
Ability Level: Novice / Comfortable Novice

  • The package includes a beginner lower mountain lift pass and basic equipment rental for use in your group lesson.
  • Half Day

    CA$196
  • Full Day

    CA$226
  • Half Day - 3 Day

    CA$360
  • Full Day - 3 Day

    CA$420

Single Day Lessons

Register online below or call us to book at 250-423-2406.

Private
Coaching


  • Book the ultimate learning experience! Build confidence and explore the mountain with a pro that matches your exact needs. Sessions can be booked for 1 - 3 people of similar ages and abilities.
  • Pricing is set for up to 3 people. Additional people may be added for a fee.

Private Family
Coaching

For up to 2 adults & 3 children

  • Spend quality time on the mountain in your family bubble. Improve your skiing, snowboarding or cross-country skills together as a family with up to 2 adults and 3 kids.

Group
Lessons

  • Improve your skiing skills at any ability level in a fun and supportive group environment. We recommend booking your lessons at least 48 hours in advance to guarantee availability.

Guides & Specialty Camps - 2023/24 Pricing

Book by phone at 250-423-2406 or in person at our Sales Desk.
Adult & Teens (Ages 13+)

First Tracks Presented by TELUS

Duration: 2.25 Hours
You must register by 3:45 pm the day before.

  • Experience our mountain playground at sunrise. Slopes covered with fresh snow or freshly groomed. You get to enjoy the serenity of the morning in your private playground before the hustle and bustle of activity.
  • Private groups of up to 3 people; ages 10+ (an adult must accompany 10-16 yrs).
  • Must register by 3:45 pm on the previous day.
  • Days taught: Daily.
  • Session Time: Meet at 7:45 am at Slopeside Cafe / Depart at 8:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Private (up to 3 guests)

    CA$325
    Additional Guests (up to 5) - $105 per person

Guided Fernie Experience

Duration: 3 or 6 Hours

  • Get the most out of your Fernie Mountain Experience. Let one of our top-notch Guides show you around to the best snow and incredible terrain the mountain has to offer. Pricing set for up to 3 people.
  • 3 Hours (up to 3 guests)

    CA$379
    Additional Guests $123 per person
  • 6 Hours (up to 3 guests)

    CA$599
    Additional guests $175 per person

Backcountry Basics

2 Days
Duration: 5 Hours / day

  • Backcountry Basics is a 2-day course introducing clients to the use of avalanche rescue equipment, touring equipment and uphill travel techniques, mountain environment awareness and skill 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 skill improvement. Clients should be min. Level 5 adventurous intermediates able to ride 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 Centre. (AST courses)
  • Course dates:
  • TBD
  • Jan 11-12, 2024

    CA$399
  • Jan 18-19, 2024

    CA$399
  • Feb 22-23, 2024

    CA$399

Steep & Deep Camp

2 Days
Duration: 5 Hours / day

  • Join our experienced local coaches on a 2-day mountain adventure to explore Fernie’s bottomless powder and steep terrain while improving your all-mountain riding. Includes two full days of coaching and lift line priority. Advanced & Expert ski level. Class ratio 1:6. Minimum 2 people.
  • Opportunity on 2nd day to upgrade to First Tracks for $75.00 each
  • Jan 13-14, 2024

    CA$399
  • Feb 12-13, 2024

    CA$399
  • March 11-12, 2024

    CA$399

The Mind's Eye
Ski Clinics

1 and 2-Day Camps
Ability Level: Beginner, Novice, Intermediate, Advanced & Expert

  • Developed by Dave Rogers (CSIA Level 4, CSCF Level 3 & Director of Fernie Snow School for 25 years).
  • Ski your best over 40, 50 and 60 - Doing more with less effort.
  • Skill based learning helps you to reduce the effort and increase efficiency. This program is a revolutionary and transformational approach to learning.
  • Max 3:1 student-to-coach ratio. Each day starts with an indoor session followed by 2 hours on slope. After lunch, head back out on the slopes for 2 more hours of coaching, followed by an end-of-day indoor briefing session.
  • 1 Day Clinic

    CA$325
  • 2 Day Clinic

    CA$625

Performance Adult Camp 18+ - 2023/24 Pricing

Elevate your skiing experience with our Level 3 & 4 Pros. We guarantee a transformative journey, reshaping your understanding and leading to continuous development, peak performance, and effortless flow—this week, next month, and beyond.

Explore the application and execution of skills, within the scope of your own skiing and gearing toward advanced / expert skiing and riding. We will explore and refine expert skills and their application at a performance level on all-terrain for all conditions. Develop an understanding of the key elements and a deeper understanding of outcomes, consequences, and applications within performance skiing at an expert level.

Been waiting to step it up in all conditions to ski with increased precision and technique? Then this is the camp for you.

Performance Academy
Camps

2 Days
Duration: 5 Hours

  • Personalized coaching in groups of 4 (max).
  • Detailed video analysis.
  • All mountain, all terrain.
  • 5 hours of coaching per day.
  • Jan 8-9, 2024

    CA$399
  • Feb 15-16 2024

    CA$399
  • March 9-10, 2024

    CA$399

Performance Academy Private Sessions


*Holiday Rate

  • Pricing is set for up to 3 people. Additional people may be added for a fee.
  • 2 Hours

    CA$345
  • 3 Hours

    CA$455
  • 6 Hours

    CA$669

Performance Academy – Functional Form

with Bridget Hemstead

  • Join us for a one-day special on Dec 31 to dive into ski technique and how the body moves.
  • Bridget loves sharing and showing our guests the variety of skiing at FAR. When instructing, she blends her physiotherapy knowledge of biomechanics and Tai Chi/Qigong studies with 30-plus years of instructing experience as a CSIA-certified Ski instructor.
  • • 9 am-3 pm.
  • • Personalized coaching in groups of 6.
  • • Detailed video analysis.
  • • All mountain, all terrain.
  • • 5 hrs of coaching.
  • • Meet at the Winter Sports School Meeting place.
  • Dec 31, 2023

    CA$199

Performance Academy – Big Mountain Riding


with Alex Wilson

  • Join us for a one-day special where you will learn the fundamentals of big mountain riding. Explore freeride techniques on Fernie’s legendary terrain and learn how to prepare for the best run of your life.
  • Alex is one of our talented Big Mountain coaches. He is passionate about freeride skiing and is excited to share his tactics and techniques with you.
  • • 9 am-3 pm.
  • • Personalized coaching in groups of 6.
  • • Detailed video analysis.
  • • All mountain, all terrain.
  • • 5 hrs of coaching.
  • • Meet at the Winter Sports School Meeting place
  • March 19, 2024

    CA$199

Performance Academy – Push your performance on groomers

with Paul Arcoite

  • Join us for a one-day special where you will develop and explore performance skiing techniques and tactics. Do you find yourself waiting for the powder day to have fun?
  • This is the perfect opportunity for all-mountain riders to feel as good on the groomer as they do in the powder.
  • Paul is passionate about guest experience and knows this mountain inside and out. Enjoy his fast-paced teaching approach and take your skiing to the next level.
  • • 9 am-3 pm.
  • • Personalized coaching in groups of 6.
  • • Detailed video analysis.
  • • All mountain, all terrain.
  • • 5 hours of coaching.
  • • Meet at the Winter Sports School Meeting place.
  • March 22, 2024

    CA$199
Performance Academy Fernie Alpine Resort

Non-Stop Ski and Snowboard Coaching

Coaching From The Best

INSTRUCTOR COURSES & IMPROVEMENT CAMPS
Non-Stop are a team of mountain-mad people who specialise in providing ski and snowboard coaching in Canada. They run instructor courses and improvement camps from their home in Fernie and pride themselves on delivering life-changing ski and snowboard experiences. Their courses are a great way to progress your skills, explore more challenging terrain and meet like-minded people from around the world. Ideal for those who want to master the mountain on a gap year, career break or holiday or for those that dream of becoming a qualified instructor.

COACHING FROM THE BEST
NonStop have a team of highly experienced instructors who will help you achieve your goals on the mountain. People are often looking to improve all parts of their skiing or snowboarding, particularly in powder, off-piste, steeps and bumps. Fernie offers a great training ground for this, with tons of snow and plenty of advanced terrain. Each week you’ll focus on different skills and work on improving your technique and gaining confidence.

Instructor
Courses

  • Nonstop deliver courses throughout the winter ranging from 1 week to 11 weeks and the packages include coaching, accommodation, meals, lift pass, in-resort transport and more.
  • 11 Week Instructor Course

  • 5 Week Instructor Course

  • 3 Week Instructor Course

Improvement Camps

  • Nonstop deliver courses throughout the winter ranging from 1 week to 11 weeks and the packages include coaching, accommodation, meals, lift pass, in-resort transport and more.
  • 3 Week Improvement Camp

  • 2 Week Improvement Camp

  • 1 Week Improvement Camp

Other
Camps

  • Nonstop deliver courses throughout the winter ranging from 1 week to 11 weeks and the packages include coaching, accommodation, meals, lift pass, in-resort transport and more.
  • 6 Week Off Piste Camp

  • 2 Week ‘Ready to Heli’ Camp

  • 2 Week Snow Safari

RCR is inclusive. Harassment and discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated.
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