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Address: 742 3 Hwy, Fernie, British Columbia V0B 1M0, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 250-423-6704

FWA offers daily cat ski trips, guided fly fishing, ice fishing and...

FWA offers daily cat ski trips, guided fly fishing, ice fishing and wildlife tours. Fernie, BC, Canada is world renown for it's fly fishing.Dry fly action for cut throat and bull trout is second to none. Access the back country by snowcat to enjoy a day of cat skiing or boarding. The terrain ranges from ridges,to spectacular gladed meadows. With an elevation at over 7,150 ft / 2170 meters, you are sure to get some of the best snow conditions available!

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Great Guides and Terrain

We lucked out with 37 cm of new snow the day before we went. Conditions were great. We managed to get in 9 runs that were each unique. The guides were very knowledgeable about... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2017
Ottawa, ON, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

We booked one day of Cat skiing the last week of February. Fortunately we had tons of snow during our visit so ski conditions were great. Like most places, there were positives and negatives with this operation. First the positives. The guides were very friendly and helpful to the group. The pickup at our condo was very accommodating and made... More 

Thank JSM1979
Ottawa, ON, Canada
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46 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We lucked out with 37 cm of new snow the day before we went. Conditions were great. We managed to get in 9 runs that were each unique. The guides were very knowledgeable about each of the runs and were eager to help each of us have a great day.

1 Thank JamasWise
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 February 2016

My husband and I had booked 3 days of cat skiing last season with this cat skiing operation. We drove 11 hours up there, only to be told upon arrival that there was no cat skiing, due to unusually low snow conditions. No refund was available, but we could "defer" to the 2016 season. We also had to find alternate... More 

Thank Pru M
Invermere, Canada
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80 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Our experience was top notch from start to finish. It was easy to follow the guide to the staging lodge, hot drinks were served while we completed our waivers and our rental skis were adjusted to our boots. The travel in the snow cat is comfortable and scenic. The guides did a great job of explaining the safety rules and... More 

Thank BarbGag
Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 8 February 2016

I spent 2 days cat skiing with FWA in February 2016 and had a great experience. It was my first cat skiing experience and found the guides and operation very helpful in making it a great one. There was plenty of snow and their route selection was great. I'd definitely go back to FWA and hope the snow gods are... More 

Thank NickMC2014
Fernie, Canada
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147 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2015

our family has used FWA for cat skiing and fishing trips service and experience was great, no pressure for less experienced skiers and very accommodating for nervous first timers fishing is fishing, on the Elk its hard to go wrong but these guys know all the holes and secret spots

Thank Jay C
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2015 via mobile

My husband and I booked a day trip with Kim to drive through the mountains and look for wildlife. We were not disappointed. Kim drove us back through a lot of dirt "roads" in the mountains. We spent hours driving around to look at different areas. He was able to spot a couple mountain goats for us to see. We... More 

Thank MrsArenivas
Calgary, Canada
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 March 2015

I skied two days last week with FWA, and had a wonderful experience. This season has obviously left something to be desired in terms of snowfall, but that didn't diminish the quality of our days. I was impressed, in particular, with the quality of the team. Every person I interacted with at FWA seemed genuinely dedicated to making sure I... More 

1 Thank Nick G
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2015

The company canceled my day of cat skiing, due to poor weather conditions, which is fair enough - except that they refused a full refund and kept $100 per person! I had interpreted the non-refundable clauses stated at the time of booking ($100 at initial booking, and then full amount 14 days prior) was in the event that I wanted... More 

9 Thank Andre I
Tampa, Florida, United States
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2014

Nine runs with fresh powder on every run. The powder was up to 3 feet deep, and there was good food while riding back up in the snow cat. The guides were very experienced, made sure that all riders had a turn at the front of the group, and they were there to help when we got stuck in deep... More 

Thank Roger C

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