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Fernie Wilderness Day Adventures

742 3 Hwy, Fernie, British Columbia V0B 1M0, Canada
+1 250-423-6704
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Good guides but terrain less than ideal

We booked one day of Cat skiing the last week of February. Fortunately we had tons of snow during... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Toronto, Canada
Great Guides and Terrain

We lucked out with 37 cm of new snow the day before we went. Conditions were great. We managed to... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2017
Ottawa, ON, Canada
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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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742 3 Hwy, Fernie, British Columbia V0B 1M0, Canada
+1 250-423-6704
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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...More

1  Thank JSM1979
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...More

2  Thank JamasWise
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...More

Thank Pru M
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...More

1  Thank BarbGag
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...More

1  Thank NickMC2014
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...More

1  Thank Jay C
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...More

1  Thank MrsArenivas
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...More

2  Thank Nick G
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...More

10  Thank Andre I
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...More

1  Thank Roger C
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