We get to the turn around and shut off the snowmobile. The stillness that follows is like music to my ears and I feel a tickle of pride knowing that I haven’t turned into the “sled neck” my friends were 
sure I would become when I bought the machine four years ago. It is still simply a necessary tool. 

Avalanche Canada, in partnership with Parks Canada and Alberta’s Kananaskis Country, is issuing a Special Public Avalanche Warning for recreational users of backcountry and frontcountry avalanche terrain, in effect immediately until Sunday, Dec. 27.

Ten months had passed since my snowmobile last saw daylight. But there I was, two hours back in the saddle weaving through a delicious technical treeline. Gluttonously feasting on a classic Fernie powder buffet. Stoked to be back at the table.

Event Date(s): 
Repeats every day until Sun Feb 07 2021.
Saturday, February 6, 2021
Sunday, February 7, 2021

You are a confident rider and enjoy steep, technical terrain but struggle to incorporate dynamic movement to maximize performance. Perhaps you have a few lingering ‘weak spots’ in your riding or feel you lack ‘flow’? In this high-energy clinic, coaches Steph and Dave will help you redefine your limits and Dial It In with professional level tips and tricks you can incorporate into your skills portfolio.

Event Date(s): 
Repeats every day until Sun Jan 10 2021.
Saturday, January 9, 2021
Sunday, January 10, 2021

Do you ride occasionally in the backcountry or deep snow but are unable to sidehill confidently and struggle to countersteer? Wonder why you are stuck all the time? Apprehensive to try new things? Perhaps you feel limited due to a ‘weak-side’ or lack ‘flow’ in your riding. Steph and Dave Break It Down with systematic approaches to improve confidence and riding fundamentals through fun drills.

More and more people are travelling to Fernie with snowmobiles in tow. For those of you into this growing sport, here were your 2019 picks!

Coal Creek
Harvey Pass
Event Date(s): 
Saturday, December 28, 2019
8:00am - 5:00pm

Join for this family-friendly memorial trail ride in honor of past FSA president Bob Arnott. Bob was instrumental in the construction of the Rolling Hills Cabin and the daily operations of the Fernie Snowmobile Association for many years. His legacy of stewardship and community spirit is recognized each winter in this ride and by an FSA scholarship awarded in his name each year to a student pursuing secondary education in the trades.

Departing Morrissey Staging Area at 10AM, BBQ at the Rolling Hills cabin at 12pm. All members welcome to attend.

Event Date(s): 
Saturday, November 23, 2019

Tentative start date for trail grooming on the Corbin trail system.

Event Date(s): 
Saturday, March 16, 2019

Elk Valley Snow Shepherds could not be more stoked to announce we have partnered with Pro-riders and Clinicians Stephanie Schwartz and Nadine Overwater to offer two full weekend of snowmobile coaching and skills development clinics to choose from this winter.

December 15 / 16, 2018 - All Inclusive private lodge based clinic with Stephanie Schwartz ($949)

March 16 / 17, 2019 - Non - Lodge Based with both Stephanie and Nadine Overwater ($599)

Event Date(s): 
Saturday, December 29, 2018
10:00am - 2:00pm

Join for a family ride and BBQ to the Rolling Hills Cabin in honor of past club President Bob Arnott who was instrumental in many of the initial infrastructure and organizational elements of the FSA. Bob was an outstanding ambassador of the snowmobile community.

Each year the FSA awards a scholarship in his name to a student pursuing secondary education in the trades who has demonstrated exceptional community spirit.