The Group Experience

HI-Fernie, The Raging Elk Hostel is situated in the heart of The Canadian Rockies and if your group is looking for the ultimate outdoor adventure or team building and relaxation in the mountains look no further.

The Raging Elk caters to school groups, youth programs, corporate retreats, bike enthusiasts and hiking clubs. With various room types and specifically our amazing facilities you will want to make your group trip an annual getaway.

Dorms of various room configurations for lager groups available or enquire about our smaller group rooms with bathroom.


Enjoying the powder with a group of friends is always more fun! The Raging Elk Hostel is located minutes away from Fernie Alpine Resort, enjoy five large alpine bowls, the highest vertical and the most snow in the Rockies (32 ft annually). Ski passes, rentals and lessons can be arranged for your group.
Fernie also features two world class cat skiing operations, skidoo tours, dog sleighing, an array of cross country ski trails, snow shoeing, ice fishing, horse drawn sleigh rides and large aquatic centre with 20 person hot tub, slides and monkey swings!

Discounts available for groups of ski hill employees, ask about our various group  room configurations


If your a group of friends wanting a weekend get away in the heart of Fernie make sure you enquire about our group room options. We also cater to  specific group requests such as wedding parties. In the summer, your group may like to enjoy the zip line and outdoor adventure park (perfect for team building), an array of mountain bike trails, with 100+ single track trails plus cross country for all levels. White-water rafting, horseback riding, scenic chair lift rides and hiking. Guided hiking tours can be arranged to view amazing fossils, waterfalls and caves Fernie has to offer. At the end of the day if your group would like to cool down and relax we are situated minutes from Maiden Lake, or enjoy the aquatic centre and outdoor spray park .


The hostel features a large kitchen and food storage area for self prepared meals.  We also have a BBQ area.  Given our great downtown location, groups also have plenty of options to dine out in restaurants that can cater to groups of any size. 

Facilities and Services

Here are just a few reasons why you may like to keep us in mind when planning your next group trip:

Two large outdoor patios with great mountain views, BBQ area and firepit
Onsite lounge (Licenced group functions can be organized)
Large theatre-style TV room available for meetings and PowerPoint presentations
Large games room with pool & foosball table
Spacious dining areas
Large kitchen equipped with everything you need for making meals and storing food
Sports equipment storage
Ski and snowboard tuning rooms
Daily housekeeping
Laundry facilities
Free WiFi & internet kiosks
24 hour access

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Important Group Booking Information

Hostelling International has extensive experience working with groups and we understand that groups need flexibility with their bookings. Please carefully review the following booking and cancellation policies to ensure a worry and problem free experience during your visit with us.

1. Reservation:
​Reservations will be accepted up to one year in advance of check in.  A quotation and accommodation agreem​ent will be sent to you for review. This must be signed and returned to HI-Fernie, Raging Elk hostel to confirm your reservation. A 50% non-refundable deposit at the time of booking is required along with credit card details to secure your reservation. If deposit is not paid by agreed date HI-Fernie, Raging Elk hostel has the right to cancel your reservation. Signing this document confirms that you accept the standard group cancellation policies.

2. Confirmation:
Once your signed quotation has been received we will send you confirmation of your reservation. The 50% non-refundable deposit will be charged to the credit card provided to secure the reservation.

3. Payment:
The deposit is due when booking is made. Your reservation must be prepaid in FULL 28 days prior to the group’s arrival at the hostel. Payments by Visa, Mastercard or Cheque (Canadian Currencey) are accepted.

4. Group Rooming List:
Fourteen (14) days prior to arrival, the group rooming list is due.  The list should specify first and last names, gender, and any specific rooming requests.

5. Cancellations & Changes:
Groups may cancel up to 28 days in advance of check-in but the deposit is non-refundable.
Cancellations made 28 days or less before check-in date are 100% non-refundable.
A maximum of 10% reduction in group size is acceptable fourteen (14) days prior to the date of arrival. any request to increase the group size will be accommodated, subject to availability.

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