Fernie Trails are open and in excellent condition! The higher than average snowpack has melted quickly with favourable weather this May. Only the high alpine trails remain covered in snow, all others are in near perfect riding and hiking condition.

The Morrissey snow pack chart best communicates Fernie’s rapid snow decline:

The blue line shows how quickly the alpine snowpack is melting however, the high-alpine snowpack still sits at average for this time of year. There is plenty of snow for high water June and a great rafting season.

In the valley all the fun trails are open for mountain biking, hiking and running. Swine Flu and Far Side on the Mount Proctor area are open and dry, al the Fernie Mountain Park trails are open and in Ridgemont the trails are flowing very well. In the Castle Mountain area; the Montane Trails, Hyper-Vent, Roots, Resurrection, Southern Comfort and Up Rooted are open.

The Thursday night trail crew has been active and you can expect lots of trail improvements and a few new additions for your enjoyment. This is a volunteer effort and you are invited to join, read more here.

The organizers of the Fernie Lucky 7’s are pleased to see the trails dry so early for their June 24th event. Scott Gilmet, Fernie TransRockies Society organized commented, “Our route is fun and in great shape–get out and ride it!”

The Fernie Lucky 7’s is a cross-country relay mountain bike event that caters to riders of all abilities looking for a fun experience. Competitive endurance and XC racers will be challenged in the 7-hour solo and team category events. Families, youth and company teams will love the two and three person relay team options and easy course. Registration remains open, read more here.

Fernie Alpine Resort opens on the same weekend with lift access biking and hiking.

Enjoy the trails and please be respectful of all users. Spring is here!

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