FWA (Fernie Wilderness Adventures) Powder Catskiing
Powderhounds may go barking mad if they don’t get a good fix of fresh powder. A great cure for this problem is to go BC cat skiing
, although a possible side effect for powderhounds is a drooling problem when they get a sniff of all that fresh powder!
Fernie Wilderness Adventures (FWA) Powder Cat Skiing is a great adjunct to a ski holiday at Fernie
. Riding at the ski resort is enjoyable, but fresh tracks are far from guaranteed. Go cat skiing with FWA to make sure you get a good dose of virgin snow.
FWA has single day packages, so it’s possible to sample cat skiing for one day, or if you’re addicted to freshies you can do a multi-day trip. There is the flexibility to stay at your choice of Fernie accommodation
, either in town or at the Fernie ski resort village. Alternatively you can get away from it all and stay at the FWA lodge
which includes culinary feasts and a relaxing soak in the rustic hot tub.
FWA DAY CAT SKIING PACKAGE
Located near Fernie ski resort
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Ability: Strong Intermediate, Advanced, Expert
FWA is located just 20 minutes from Fernie ski area making it the perfect adjunct to a Fernie ski holiday. The day includes 8-10 runs commencing at 8:00 am at their lodge. Pickups are available if you don't have your own transport. More
- Full day of guided cat skiing (8-10 runs; 10-11 K feet)
- Use of avalanche beacon
Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
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Dec 12 - Apr 17, 2017
Where is FWA Powder Cat Skiing Located?
Fernie Wilderness Adventures is located about 20 minutes from Fernie, away from major civilisation in the southeast corner of BC Canada. The area is part of the “powder triangle”, a region renowned for abundant dry powder.
The Calgary International Airport is 3.5 hours from Fernie and there are many shuttle options to get to Fernie. Cranbrook airport (Canadian Rockies airport) is 1.25 hours away, and Kalispell in Montana is 2 hours away.
If you don’t have a car, return transfers from Fernie to the lodge can be provided for a small fee.
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Snowcat Skiing Terrain
The package includes approximately 8 to 10 runs per day which equates to about 10,000 to 12,000 vertical feet (3,048-3,658 metres).The size of the powderhound playground is 3,000 acres (1,214 hectares) with terrain that includes steep ridges, gladed trees and open meadows. The highlights of the terrain are the many interesting features such as mini half-pipes, pillows, and rocks and short cliff bands to huck off. Check out the video on our Fernie Wilderness Adventures review
page which provides a good indication of the fun that can be had.
The terrain is rather technical in places so as a minimum, riders need to be very strong intermediate powder skiers or boarders.