Snowbiking in Fernie has become very popular and for good reason, the epic network of summer mountain bike trails and nordic skiing trails make good biking. These trails are being groomed by snowshoe, people pulled groomers and machine groomers for your enjoyment. For information on singletrack trails get a trail map at a local retailer or ride the groomed trail systems listed here.
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The Montane Trail is a groomed multi-use trail that is one of Fernie’s most consistent snow biking trails.
Island Lake Lodge Trails
Island Lake Lodge is private property and catsking is their business. These are multi-use trails and everyone needs to be respectful of the landowner and other users. The trails at Island Lake Lodge are frequently groomed however snowcats and snowmobiles travel the road frequently. Enjoy their hospitality and beautiful nature! Download Island Lake usage overview here: Island Lake trail policy
Fernie Alpine Resort Trails
The trail system at Fernie Alpine Resort is multiuse. The terrain is hilly and forested and offers an excellent workout and wilderness adventure. It is groomed several times per week and generally is very busy with dog walkers, skate skater’s and classical cross country.
The trail head is located in the back-end of parking lot three. From there, follow the trail up the incredibly steep hill that joins the main trail system.
A word of caution. These trails are multi-use, stay to the right and be respectful of others. If you bring your dog, please use a leash and clean up.
The trail system is essentially a 12 km figure eight loop but can be divided into three main components.
Fernie Alpine Resort has a second multi-use trail has been created for snowshoers, dog walkers, and snow bikers.
There are two access points to the trail – south of the Elk Lift and – from Highline Way. The trail proceeds in a northern direction for a four kilometer loop.