Trail Running

As we move into Step 3 of BC’s Restart, we are able to host some fun events again on our trails! Some new and old favourites are back.

There are so many extremely amazing trails in Fernie so picking a few favourites is difficult, but here are my top three winter trails and activities!

Elk Valley Nordic Centre –  Runt/Grunt – Nordic Skiing
Time: Approx. 1 hr (depending on the number of loops) 
Distance: Approx.  7 - 10km 
Level: Blue 

The Elk Valley Nordic Centre is a real winter paradise. Tucked away in the Mount Fernie Provincial Park, the views are breathtaking. The Fernie Nordic Society has hired a paid groomer this year so the conditions have been prime time!

My extended family has always been a wordy bunch. In one memorable Scrabble game my grandfather—an editorial writer for the Calgary Herald, played ‘GRANGERS’ on a triple word score for 129 points in a single word. As the second wave of COVID constricts, our little household has been shoring up and looking for ways to pass the time together and still lounge on the couch. We’ve now entered a new phase of existence where we play games against each other online. On the couch. At the same time—the Hephers have now somewhat grudgingly stepped into the present. 

Event Date(s): 
Friday, January 1, 2021

Now in its 3rd year, the #FernieStreak is back. And this year more than ever, this fun, supportive nudge to get outside and get active, is just what is needed.

To cater to the slight change in the norm, the #FernieStreak is taking a slight change in direction. Online registration and daily tracking – with the ability to sign up the entire family, including kids dogs too; the addition of downhill skiing; the push for safe COVID-safe adventuring; and the goal to raise money for a very worthwhile cause.

Event Date(s): 
Saturday, October 10, 2020
Event Date(s): 
Repeats every day until Sun Aug 30 2020.
Monday, August 17, 2020
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Friday, August 21, 2020
Saturday, August 22, 2020
Sunday, August 23, 2020
Monday, August 24, 2020
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Thursday, August 27, 2020
Friday, August 28, 2020
Saturday, August 29, 2020
Sunday, August 30, 2020

A first for Fernie Alpine Resort – a virtual trail running event highlighting our fantastic trail network to our running community. Come out at a time that suits you, choose a distance that suits you, and score yourself an awesome medal from created by Wild Wolves Design.

The event runs from August 17th – August 30th.

6.5km – 11km – 20km

Registration opens August 17th

How do I participate in the Silk Trail Sprints?

Event Date(s): 
Saturday, June 13, 2020
10am - 4pm

The final Stag Leap Challenge is the Virtual Lone Wolf! This Saturday, June 13 between 10 and 4pm, run as far as you can or want starting and ending at the same place. Join the zoom meeting at 5pm for cheers and prize giving.

Event Date(s): 
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
6:30pm - 9:30pm

If you've always wanted to go for a run dressed like a leprechaun, a monk, a convict, a pickle, a biker, a smurf, a gumball machine, a Viking, an em dash (google it), or a dirt bag runner named Ana - then here's your chance.

Fun evening trot, with prizes for best dressed, a few surprises and post-run complimentary beers at The Fernie Hotel. Meet at Dirt Jump Parking Lot for 6.30PM start, all welcome - bring your buddies!

Event Date(s): 
Saturday, September 7, 2019

The Highline 100 is a fun bicycle ride, not a race, where you have your choice of doing either a 40km, 100km, or 160km road ride. Register by August 19, 2019 for DISCOUNTED EARLYBIRD PRICING.

Full registration rates: 

  • Adults: $189 with dinner / $144 ride only
  • Youth: $99 with dinner / $54 ride only
  • Family (up to 4 riders): $499 / $319 ride only
  • Dinner only: $45

Registration includes: