Avalanche Safety

Event Date(s): 
Saturday, November 10, 2018
10:00am - 4:00pm

Fernie will play host to the first ever Elk Valley Snow Avalanche Workshop on November 10, 2018. The event welcomes avalanche professionals and recreationalists in a day of collective discussion and engaging presentations on a variety of winter backcountry topics. Vendors and operators will also be on hand demonstrating the latest in equipment and services to public. 

Event Date(s): 
Saturday, January 20, 2018
9:00am - 4:00pm

To prevent avalanche accidents and help people make good decisions in avalanche terrain, Avalanche Canada and avalanche professionals in over 30 Canadian communities share their expertise to help people keep safe in the mountains during Avalanche Awareness.

Here in Fernie we have a full day of interactive and educational activities in the plaza and on mountain! The day culminates with a fundraising auction up in the Griz Bar with proceeds going towards Avalanche Canada to support their public education programs.

Full schedule coming soon.

Event Date(s): 
Repeats every day 1 times. Also includes Sat Jan 13 2018.
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
8:00am - 5:00pm

The AST 1 curriculum, developed by Avalanche Canada, is the essential first step in developing your decision making framework for venturing into winter backcountry avalanche terrain. This 2-day course includes one day of classroom theory, and one day putting theory to practice in the field.

At the end of the course you will:

Event Date(s): 
Repeats every day 2 times. Also includes Sat Dec 30 2017, Sun Dec 31 2017.
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Saturday, December 30, 2017
Sunday, December 31, 2017

An essential 2 day course for everyone venturing into winter backcountry terrain! Mountain Addicts teaches the nationally standardized curriculum developed by Avalanche Canada.

Register online today

Three quarters of the terrain at Fernie Alpine Resort sits beneath five looming headwalls in avalanche paths - a constant hazard if not for the daily efforts of a skilled team of technicians who keep the mountain safe.

Fernie Ski Patrol, Canadian Avalanche Dog Association, Fernie Alpine Resort,

Steve Morrison is someone most people in the ski community recognize or know well as he is one of the friendly faces you often come upon at Fernie Alpine Resort, where he has been working over the last 15 years that he’s lived here. After having spent 25 years in Vancouver and Whislter, Steve made the move to Fernie accepting an offer he couldn’t refuse from the infamous Dave Aikens and Heiko Socher duo. With 11 years under his belt as a ski patroller, he was an asset when he came on board with Fernie Snow Valley Ski Patrol.