Fernie Wilderness Day Adventures

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Fernie Wilderness Day Adventures

Fernie Wilderness Day Adventures
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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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Sherpa767307
Alberta, Canada8 contributions
Feb. 2022
First time cat skiing and it was very nice to access parts of the mountain in the Fernie area only by using a cat.

The scenery was magnificent, however, I found the terrain to be borderline for my skill level, which I rate at a strong intermediate level, which FWA states is the minimum required to enjoy the day, which I disagree with.

I would suggest that a person should be an expert skier at a minimum to enjoy the day.

We started out our day on what I considered to be two very difficult runs. I would have preferred to have started with more open runs, i.e. less trees, with a shallower descent in order to warm up and get use to using FWA's powder skis (which FWA suggests that you do)

After the first two runs, I thought that I might be over my head, however, runs 3,4,5,6 and 7 were better but still with had lots of trees.

We finished the day with runs 8 and 9, which were extremely difficult again.

Riding the cat was fun, the staff at FWA were very professional and helpful and the scenery was exceptional.

However, I believe that you should be an expert skier at a minimum and be prepared to ski amongst a lot of trees.

Snow conditions weren't the best, however, we can't control what mother nature gives us.
Written March 13, 2022
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kalmazoo
Calgary, Canada15 contributions
Aug. 2020 • Solo
Spent the day fly fishing the Elk river and have to say it is in my top 3 fishing trips.

Linden my guide was excellent and had me on fish all day long. If you book request Linden and you won’t be disappointed.

Written August 25, 2020
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Darcy J
Fernie, Canada12 contributions
Jan. 2020 • Family
We took 4 families that have kids (12+) and the guides are amazing. If your kid can drop steep pow lines this is the place!
Written January 12, 2020
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Kathy L
Sherwood Park, Canada13 contributions
Sep. 2019
We had 2 boats out for a guided float on the Elk River. Lyndon and Hutch were absolutely great!! Patient, knowledgeable, great tips for the novice flyfisher woman. We felt like we were in great hands all day and had a magnificent day out on the water. We have used this company everytime we go out and we are never disappointed.
Written September 25, 2019
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sunshineBa1
Bath, UK30 contributions
Jun. 2019 • Friends
Great day out - staff were friendly and very good at their jobs - made the whole experience very exciting, but always felt in very capable hands. Stunning location and a great way to see it .
Written June 30, 2019
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melissajzm
Tahoe City, CA19 contributions
Feb. 2019 • Couples
We had a wonderful time cat skiing with Fernie Wilderness Adventures. The guides and lodge staff were incredible. Great views from the property and of course fun skiing!
Written February 24, 2019
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john d
Brisbane, Australia20 contributions
Feb. 2019 • Friends
We had an awesome day with Josh and Brian. We are all fairly average skiers but Brian managed to find us some excellent terrain which challanged us without putting any of us in an uncomfortable situation. It was just a fantastic day and I can't thank them enough.
Written February 18, 2019
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Maribeau
Saint-Lambert, Canada182 contributions
Feb. 2019 • Friends
Not much snow is Fernie during our ski week in February... so we decided to try cat ski... wow !! So impressed with the quality and quantity of snow ... first power track every track (10 in total) cool guides and cat driver ... absolutely worth every penny of it !! I would recommand to anyone going to Fernie
Written February 5, 2019
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Roca G
6 contributions
Jan. 2019 • Couples
My husband and I had a perfect day at FWA. First the staff is so great, from the receptionist to the guides, everybody was so nice, professional and helpful. As an east coast skier, catskiing has been a great physical and mental challenge for me and I just loved it. My husband is a snowboarder and he enjoyed every minute of this epic day in powder snow!!
Thanxx FWA
Caroline and Peter from Quebec
Written February 1, 2019
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SkiLikeStein
Minneapolis, MN37 contributions
Jan. 2019 • Family
We spent two days with FWA cat skiing. The guides were super helpful and worked to make sure everyone had a great experience. We always found unskied areas. The cat provides a heated area to rest on the way up. Plenty of food, snacks and water were available. It’s about 40 percent the cost of heli, and fog won’t hold you back for the day. Highly recommend a day of cat skiing or two and a day or two at the nearby resort. Fernie is a great town if you have not been there. And, cat skiing is a great way to make 12 new friends from all over the world. If you love fresh tracks, this is a must.
Written January 29, 2019
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