Improve your skiing skills at any ability level in a group environment. We recommend booking your lessons at least 48 hours in advance to guarantee availability. Participants must be over 4'7" in height to be able to ride the chairs without an adult.
Keep your kids busy and having a blast on those No School Days! This is a great opportunity to improve your kids skiing skills in a group environment. We recommend booking your lessons at least 48 hours in advance to guarantee availability. Participants must be over 4'7" in height to be able to ride the chairs without an adult.
The Little Rippers program is the perfect introductory program into the world of learning to ski for you and your child. The one-on-one tuition builds confidence both in the sport and with their independence, as each 45 minute lesson is tailored individually to ensure continuous development for each child, and a season of fun on the snow. Offered on Saturdays & Sundays.
In our Wees Club, we build on the foundation that was developed in the Little Rippers program and introduce the kids to a social sports environment with small groups of 4 kids to one coach. Our energetic coaches use games and guided discovery to continue to develop the fundamentals of skiing necessary to progress their individual skiing. They will start to explore more of what the mountain has to offer in a safe, 2-hour approach. Offered on Friday mornings, Saturdays & Sundays.
Our Snow Rangers program is geared toward kids graduating from our Wees program, and starting to ski for a longer duration. Snow Rangers will help bridge the gap for these youngsters between our Wees Club, and our Ski Club, continuing with a small group approach, which will allow them to continue to explore the mountain, develop stronger independence in their skiing, and help build their love of the sport. Note: for Beginner Level 1 skiers, sign up for our Christmas Camp to be ready for this program. Offered on Saturdays & Sundays.
Ages: 8-14 Ability Level: 2 - 6 Duration: Full Day
This popular club is a fun and engaging program for children, which will have them embarking on a more technical approach to skiing. Whether they are beginners or intermediate skiers, we look for ways to challenge and improve on their existing skills, and encourage them to take their abilities to the next level. Our coaches create an engaging, fair play social environment, allowing children to form friendships that continue from season to season… Note: for Beginner Level 1 skiers, sign up for our Christmas Camp to be ready for this program. Offered on Saturdays & Sundays.
Ages: 8-14 Ability Level: 4 - 6 Duration: Full Day
The Extreme Club will develop skiers into confident all mountain skiers. For kids who are confident on blue runs and some black runs, this program will start to challenge and consolidate their tactics as they develop into more “All Mountain” riders. They will be able to experience more of what Fernie Alpine Resort is all about, in their own way. Our specialist coaches will help nurture their desire for adventure in a safe and structured way. Offered on Saturdays & Sundays.
Ages 10-17 Ability Level: 5 - 6 Duration: Full Day
This challenging high end program cultivates true, solid “big mountain” skiers. Our specialist coaches help develop their skills necessary to shred the bumps, trees, powder, and even the knarliest of conditions. Good use of proper tactics, developing sound thought process, understanding risk and reward and working toward refinement of skills will all be part of the program. Introducing the freeriders to important elements of alpine safety will also allow them to take ownership of their individual well being on the mountain. Offered on Saturdays.
Ages: 10-17 Ability Level: 5 - 6 Duration: Full Day
This increasingly popular program is for young ladies who really want to push their skiing. This has all the benefits of the Freeride Team but is exclusively for girls. It’s really exciting to see young women skiing big mountain terrain with so much confidence, talent and flair! Offered on Saturdays.
Ages: 10-17 Ability Level: 6-6+ Duration: Full Day
This is a competitive program for competent big mountain skiers. The program is designed for young athletes who want to enter Junior Freeski Competitions at Fernie Alpine Resort, Kimberley Alpine Resort and Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. Coached by our dedicated high performance coaches, Julie and Alex, this program is purely focused on developing the skills, strategy and style needed to move into the world of competitive freestyle. Offered on Saturdays.