Fernie Mountain Bike Club
Fernie Alpine Resort now offers terrain for winter biking. This includes the cross country trails (Silk & Manchuria), and the Hobbit Trail (Boom Ski Out) – Galloway Loop.
The cross country trails are accessed by Parking Lot #4 and are regularly groomed by the FAR cat crew. These trails are multi-use trails open to Nordic skiing (skate & classic), snowshoeing and winter biking.
The Hobbit Trail (Boom Ski Out) – Galloway Loop is also a multi-use trail and is maintained by a snowmobile groomer on a regular basis (after snowfall). Bikers can access this trail by following the groomed path from the bottom of the Elk Chair across Highline Drive.
During our daily winter operation, winter bikes are not permitted on the ski hill runs at any time (day time or after-hours). We appreciate your cooperation in staying on the designated trails described above. Thank you!
New Multi-Use Trail Loop
Fernie Alpine Resort (FAR) in conjunction with the Fernie Nordic Society and the Fernie Trails Alliance are pleased to announce that a new multi-use trail loop adjacent to FAR 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 4 km loop. See the map on next page.
This trail provides users a loop route from FAR which avoids the Nordic Society Trails which have been built and maintained by local Fernie area residents for exclusive nordic skiing. Dog walkers, snowshoers and snow bikes on the nordic trails are a safety hazard to nordic skiers and seriously impact the maintenance of the trails.
Additional multi-use trails are planned in future years. For further information please contact the Fernie Nordic Society through their web site.
In Ridgemont, we are kindly asking that fat bikers use Kiddie Up or What's Up Doc only to go up or down this are of Ridgemont. Please don't use Lower Ecoterrorist - we are trying to preserve this trail as a safe down for nordic skiers (nordic skier's skis get caught in the bike tracks, making decending hazardous). So, we have designated Lower Ecoterroist as a “fat bike free zone” for this purpose and we are respectfully asking fat bikers to not bike on Lower Ecoterrosit. There are signs directing bikers to Kiddy Up and What’s Up.
"Snow is the new Dirt" shirts now available for purchase - $20 for FMBC members and $25 for non-members. Get yours (or one for the fat biker on your christmas list) at Gear Hub or Guide's Hut. .
Montane trails have something for everyone. Enjoy a walk with the dog, snow shoe, ski or bike. Have a look at the map for route options for your activity of choice.