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Fernie Writers Conference in Whitefish, Montana

You may ask, what does the Fernie Writers Conference have to do with Wilderness Medicine or Avalanche Education? Writers helping writers   My answer is Everything! As writers we need each other.   Collaboration. Network. Create.     RAW REAL WRITE This week-long workshop is a blend of life coaching and writing the 'hard stuff'. Writing memoir, creative non-fiction or personal essay can be daunting. Susan Purvis and Sara Fisher will provide a safe, caring, and listening environment for attendees to express their story, with authentic emotional exploration and connection. We will address what is in the way of getting it onto the page and out into the world.   Susan will present story structure and function because having the right structure from the beginning will allow you to build a solid framework to tell your story. Sara’s will explore with you what is possible in your writing and in your life. Writing, reading and critique is part of the daily program. Evening reads for all conference attendees will be available.   FIND YOUR TRIBE.         About the Conference Due to COVID, the conference will be held in Whitefish, MT for US citizens and teachers.  The annual conference will be a mix of week-long and three-day intensive workshops held in the mornings, panel discussions in the afternoons with readings and performances in the evenings. This year we invited several editors and literary agents to mix with the writers over the week. Registration is now open with a fully refundable deposit to hold a workshop spot. As before, the intensive workshop sessions are limited to eight to ten students. Early registration, with or without a deposit, is encouraged to assure your spot. Go to the Registration and Tuition page to learn the full details. Sign up for the occasional newsletter or keep checking on the website. Or call Keith Liggett at 250-423-8657

2-Day Wilderness First Aid Oct 10-11, 2020 Whitefish, MT

Spirit Works Farm Stay 4966 Highway 93 South, Whitefish

16-hour WFA course is the best and most comprehensive course of its kind to offer relevant and realistic first-aid training for seasonal outdoor activities or short term wilderness endeavors and pursuits.


Wilderness First Responder 5-Days Oct 14-18, 2020 Whitefish, MT

Spirit Works Farm Stay 4966 Highway 93 South, Whitefish

Join us in beautiful Flathead Valley, Montana for this 5-Day Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Course. It is the definitive course in medical training for outdoor educators, guides, SAR team members, and others who work or play in remote areas. The curriculum is comprehensive and practical, including all of the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments.


Open Recertification Course Oct 16-18, 2020 Whitefish, MT

Spirit Works Farm Stay 4966 Highway 93 South, Whitefish

3-Day Open Recertification course is open to graduates of any wilderness-based first aid training course that was at least 64 hours long and completed within 3 years of the proposed recertification option.


Mindful Leadership Retreat–Gateway to Glacier National Park

Dancing Spirit Ranch 1600 Conn Road, Kalispell

Oct 22-25. 2020 Join bestselling author, Susan Purvis and Mindful Leadership coach, Charlie White during four magical days at the gateway to Glacier National Park, Montana. Mindful Leadership Retreat--Gateways to Glacier National Park, Montana. Take the next step in your journey. Here's what you'll discover... How to show up as a Mindful Leader at Critical Moments Tap into your best self and exemplify a grounded stance. Grounding is an embodied practice allowing you to act deliberately and skillfully at any moment. The path to lead effectively through change and challenge Arrive at the highest level of leadership performance by meeting four critical needs (waypoints) within yourself. Discover how to identify and address roadblocks in the flow of leadership energy. Tactics and practices to elevate your performance and your team's Gain useful and realistic leadership practices that make your growth sustainable. Your time with us includes: - Daily group workshops and trainings - Guided meditation, yoga, and meditation - Small group breakouts and practice INVESTMENT Individual Participant, $4,800* Couple or Bring a Friend (shared room), $7,200* *20% refundable deposit due on registration. Refundable up to Sept. 21, 2020. Full payment due Oct. 8, 2020. Health cancellations fully refunded. Register Now

Payment can be made by PayPal or by mailing a check payable to Crested Butte Outdoors, LLC for the appropriate course.  We will accept deposits equal to 50% of the full course price if you pay by check.

A full refund, minus a $120 cancellation fee, will be issued to any student canceling if more than 31 days remain before the start of the class.  No refunds will be issued within 31 days of the class start date.  In the unlikely event that a course is canceled, a full refund will be issued.