Explore Fernie with our Local Guide
Unique to Canadian Powder Tours guests, the owner Susan Mould, a Fernie local, whose terrain knowledge is second-to-none, is crazy about guiding guests to the best powder, steeps and hidden corners on the mountain.
Equipped with over 20 years of experience and knowledge of guiding at Fernie Alpine Resort, Susan guarantees an epic adventure and heightened adrenaline levels!
The guiding is one of the main reasons we see 70% of our guests return year after year. Many areas may go undiscovered by the majority of visitors to the resort. Knowledge of slope aspects, snow loading, secret glades really heightens the quality of the overall experience. Being led to these spots is a huge perk and gives guests more confidence to explore and push themselves that bit further.
Our guiding is aimed towards an upper intermediate/advanced level of skier/rider and is a complimentary service for our guests. Susan can offer professional advise on gear & has a supplier for all the guests. The resort offers a hosting service on blue and green runs, which is great for those less confident. This allows groups, families and couples to split up for the morning while still meeting up for lunch and always having ski companions.
Cat skiing/boarding is available as a day trip from the lodge or multiple days. Guests can expect between 7-11 runs per day of fresh powder and should ski/ride at a level where they are comfortable in some powder. A day spent cat skiing/boarding is truly memorable and potentially addictive! Day rates are $550 per person, please enquire.
The nearest Heli-skiing/riding is in the Purcell Mountains, a 3.5 hour drive from Fernie. We can organize this as a day or multi day trip. We do arrange an overnight stay the night before. Day rates start at $847, please enquire.
The Fernie area offers a huge amount of backcountry touring and some easy access directly from the ski resort. You are required to have functioning touring equipment (there is limited avi gear rental options). If a day touring in the pristine backcountry appeals to you please enquire further, it starts at $500 for up to 6 guests per day and must be booked in advance. The Canadian Avalanche Association offers awareness courses which we can also book guests onto (specific dates only), please enquire.
Fernie has become known as a sledders paradise with access to endless backcountry wilderness with terrain to suit all levels of riders. Fernie Snowmobile Association also offers over 100km of maintained trials, warming cabins and special events. Canadian Powder Tours can organize guides and improvement clinics from beginner level to advanced technical skills and avalanche training.