Fernie Trails Alliance

When you live in a mountain town that can have winter-like weather from as early as October to as late as April (sometimes May!), not much stops people from going outside to participate in the sports they enjoy. 

Which makes it pretty clear why Fat Biking, Trail Running and Snowshoeing have become such popular winter activities in Fernie.  

Start 2024 off on the right foot, tire, ski or snowshoe by joining the Elk Valley Streak! The goal is to get active outside for as many days in the month of January for a minimum of 30 minutes. Remember, while we all likely endeavour to participate all 31 days, life happens! If you miss a day or can only squeeze in 10 minutes, that’s okay. Get as many days in as works for you and be proud of your efforts.

As I write this article the first snow has hit our wonderful peaks around Fernie. I love winter and all that it brings to the Elk Valley, and with this snow it means winter trail grooming is just around the corner! 

The Fernie Trails Alliance along with Tourism Fernie, the Coal Creek Heritage Society and the Fernie Nordic Society have formed the Winter Grooming Collaborative. Each organization works to maintain a variety of multi-use trails in Fernie with the support of Resort Municipality Initiative Funding. 

Event Date(s): 
Saturday, September 23, 2023

The FMBC is hosting the popular annual event to celebrate another fantastic season of biking - the HIGH ROLLER // LOW ROLLER

High Roller Route:
Today's Special
Swine Flu
Eric's Trip
Project 9
Bonus: Big $

Low Roller Route:
Four Corners (choose your descent)
Y' Eddy
Dem Bones
Bonus: Trail Dogs or Contra

Event Date(s): 
Sunday, September 17, 2023

A free, bi-weekly social ride for strong beginner/intermediate women riders.


Event Date(s): 
Saturday, September 16, 2023

A new event combining the communities of Elkford, Fernie & Sparwood through the entire Elk Valley.

Mountain bike, road bike, run or even walk the distance from Elkford to Sparwood and then on to Fernie. Go the full distance, go half the distance, do whatever you want on September 16th. They just want you to participate and support the Elkford, Sparwood and Fernie trail networks.

Register online.


Event Date(s): 
Wednesday, September 20, 2023

A free, bi-weekly social ride for strong beginner/intermediate riders in the Fernie area.


Event Date(s): 
Saturday, September 23, 2023

A free, bi-weekly social ride for strong beginner/intermediate riders in the Fernie area.


The Elk Valley Suicide Task Force (EVSTF) and the Fernie Trail Alliance are proud to host the fourth annual Summer Solstice Ride in Fernie! Ride from dawn to dusk in the name of mental health and suicide awareness in the Elk Valley. This year, the focus on community, connection and inclusivity continues and collaborations with community partners include Fernie Gravel Grind, Cycling Without Age, Stag Leap and Fernie Leisure Athletes. 

Event Date(s): 
Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Aug 24 2023.
Thursday, May 25, 2023
Thursday, June 1, 2023
Thursday, June 8, 2023
Thursday, June 15, 2023
Thursday, June 22, 2023
Thursday, June 29, 2023
Thursday, July 6, 2023
Thursday, July 13, 2023
Thursday, July 20, 2023
Thursday, July 27, 2023
Thursday, August 3, 2023
Thursday, August 10, 2023
Thursday, August 17, 2023
Thursday, August 24, 2023
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Every Thursday from 6-9pm the Fernie Trails Alliance will be out working on the trails!

Always wanted to work on the trails? Then come on out! We provide the gloves and the tools and will teach you how. For your 2 hour effort they will always have yummy cookies and drinks!

Each week will be a different location but they will always meet at the Aquatic Centre to fill out a waiver and head to the trail head either by car or by bike.