Skiing powder, Fernie Alpine Resort
(Dave Heath photo)

Fernie Alpine Resort

Heli-Skiing & Cat-Skiing

Heli-skiing (Randy Lincks photo)

Heli-skiing (Randy Lincks photo)

Beyond the spiky peaks of the Lizard Range, the elevation rises to Fernie Alpine Resort's cat-skiing playground.

Local operators (three in total) offer access to the deep dry powder of the Kootenay Rockies region.

Powder Cowboy Cat Skiing

Powder Cowboy Cat Skiing guides skiers to 2,500ha/6,000ac of open slopes, big bowls, and treed glades, with a combined vertical of 4,267m/14,000ft. Cat-skiing packages include Girlski tours, programs for 12–18 years olds, and standby day-skiing. At Powder Cowboy, accommodation is provided in comfortable dude ranch cabins.

Island Lake Lodge

The cat-skiing journey from the valley to Island Lake Lodge with Island Lake Catskiing begins with a 35-minute snowcat ride through Mount Fernie Provincial Park to the head of Cedar Valley. Situated at an elevation of 1,460m/4,790ft, the lodge is comprised of handcrafted log and timber-frame structures.

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Fernie Wilderness Adventures - Fernie

742 Hwy 3 Park Place Lodge
Fernie, British Columbia
V0B 1M0

Enjoy catskiing, boarding & fantastic backcountry skiing. The terrain is predominately gladed tree skiing, with occasional tree bands leading into open chutes, suitable for advanced-intermediate to advanced skiers. Trips utilize avalanche transceivers & consist of a full day of catskiing, lunch & a snack at end of the day. Single & multi-day options are available.

The backcountry lodge features a large living area, dining room & eight bedrooms (3 with private bathrooms). Transfers to/from the lodge are available & ski rentals are extra. We also offers ice fishing & wildlife viewing packages & fly-fishing float trips in the summer.


Island Lake Catskiing - Fernie

602 A 2nd Ave
Fernie, British Columbia
V0B 1M0

For over 25 years, Island Lake Catskiing has consistently provided guests with a unique backcountry experience. The magnificent peaks of the Lizard Range in the BC Rocky Mountains tower over 2,800 hectares (7,000 acres) of privately owned bowls, valleys & gladed meadows. The deep, dry powder of Island Lake Catskiing has become legendary. The superb skiing is complimented with luxurious lodges, exquisite dining & a full-service spa. It's time you experienced the legend.

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Resort Tours & Transportation - Kimberley

420 - 106 Ave
Kimberley, British Columbia
V1A 1B9

Resort Tours & Transportation handcrafts BC adventures with our specialty being groups. Resort Tours is a Kootenay based tour operator & transportation company. We offer packaged tours with transportation, accommodation & lift tickets, & are actively looking for new direct book groups. We will organize the best fit package based on your group type, arrival date & length of stay. We are intimately familiar with the Powder Highway resorts & their lodging, lift & cat-ski or heli-ski operators. We provide transportation in our own vehicles or subcontract charter coach where required.

We own a fleet of passenger vans including a luxury 11-passenger Mercedes Sprinter van. Resort Tours also operates the Fernie Connector airport shuttle providing twice daily shuttles between the Canadian Rockies International Airport & Fernie.

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