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Address: 742 3 Hwy, Fernie, British Columbia V0B 1M0, Canada
Phone Number: 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 Tracks, Great Guides, Great Company

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed February 9, 2016
Invermere, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 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 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 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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137 reviews
57 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 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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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 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 

6 Thank Andre I
Tampa, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 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
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I are back from a 3 day ski trip in Fernie. We skied 2 days with FWA. First day was not perfect not by lack of work or service by the staff but by lack of fresh snow. Mother Nature cooperated and gave us heavenly conditions. The FWA team was as excited as we were and brought... More 

1 Thank Masoub
Oxford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2013

We pre-booked 2 seats for Cat skiing with FWA for 15 January 2013 paid deposit as requested and got confirmatiion we were good to go. We arrived in Fernie from the UK a few days before and had great time getting our SKI legs back in shape and enjoying all Fernie had to offer. This was a special trip to... More 

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