Fernie is known as a mountain bike town, with access to hundreds of local trails within the stunning Canadian Rocky Mountains. The mountain biking season typically runs from late April to the end of October, however, with the addition of fat biking during the winter months, it’s a year-round sport in Fernie! Locals and visitors love to ride Fernie with its diversity of trails and the majority have ridable access from town. Featuring primarily singletrack trails, one can explore beginner to advanced cross-country, all-mountain, and downhill trails, located within 8 distinct areas in the community.
As Fernie is a mountain town, the majority of trails involve at least some uphill, downhill and technical elements. Though for those looking to get a bit more vertical without the uphill, Fernie Alpine Resort operates their Chairlift Access Bike Park from late June to early September. Trails at the Bike Park range from beginner to expert, with flow trails, big berms, jumps, bridges and ramps.
The local Dirt Jump & Skills Park is also another great spot to hone your skills, featuring large and small dirt jumps, wooden bridges, obstacles and a pump track.
While use of the trail network within Fernie is free (aside from the lift-accessed trails at Fernie Alpine Resort), the Fernie Trails Pass is a way for locals and visitors to support and give back to the Fernie trail network. With options from day and weekend use, to annual memberships, this is a great way for everyone to support the local trails!