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There are constant updates, developments and improvements to the Fernie Trail Network. As well as some great stories and news to share. As such, you can always find hot off the press news below, as well as on our Facebook Page. If you want to be kept in the loop, be sure to follow us.

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Whether the upcoming cold snap stays, or goes, one thing is for sure, winter is knocking at the door.

Snakebite and Verboten Trail Closures – OCT 6, 2020

Following confirmation from Fernie Alpine Resort (FAR), Snakebite and Verboten are to be closed for the remainder of the season.


Back in mid-May, the Koocanusa Recreation Steering Committee (Recreation Sites and Trails BC) hired a contractor to establish the Elk Rim Non-Motorized Recreation (mountain bike) Trail in the popular South Country.

Welcome our new Trail Manager – June 2020

It’s been a long time coming, but this spring sees a new addition to the primarily volunteer-run Fernie Trails Alliance. The FTA are delighted to announce the hiring of Ben Martin, as our new Trails Manager.


We all love the Fernie Trails, especially once spring hits hard. While we all want to have fun, we need to be careful and follow some simple trail etiquette – which goes a long way. To help keep us safe and to #stopthespread, we ask all trail users to take a moment and adhere to […]

How to get the most out of Trailforks – MAY 2020

We have seen some good questions surrounding the use of Trailforks, and figured it would be helpful to set out some of the features and user configurations to make sure everyone is getting the most out of it. A big thank you to Simon Piney for putting this information together. Using the maps for navigation […]

April Trails Update

In this challenging time we wanted to keep you up to date on the current status of trails in the Fernie area. Effective April 8th BC Parks closed all provincial parks until further notice in response to COVID-19. More information can be viewed on their website. We have included a map of our trail […]

FTA AGM Presentation – March 2020

March 11, 2020 – Following a full-house at last night’s AGM, as promised, we’d like to share our Presentation in full. We thank everyone for coming out and supporting our event and community. Please find our 2020 AGM Presentation, HERE. You may also reference and download our Mission Vision Values, Committee Structure and Fernie Trails […]

Further Information behind Ridgemont – January 2020

January 15, 2020 – Following on from the FTA’s announcement on January 10th to immediately step down from managing the Ridgemont trail network, the FTA is supplying the below additional information, to assist in answering the public’s key questions.

FTA bows out from Managing Ridgemont – January 2020

January 10, 2020 – We regret to inform trail users that effective immediately, the FTA will no longer have any involvement in managing the Ridgemont trail network.