Fernie Winter Trail Map 2020-2021 January 2021

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ISLAND LAKE CATSKIING

Fernie 2021-2022 Winter Trail Map ( Non-Motorized )

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This map , and the enhanced multi-use trail grooming and access to parking and washrooms is unique for this winter season . It is the result of a new Winter Trails Collaborative focused on addressing the increase in trail usage due to COVID-19 and the increased desire to be outdoors . It has been made possible by the work and funding from multiple partners and the Resort Municipality Initiative . Support the local trail groups who maintain grooming and access throughout Fernie ! These include Fernie Nordic Society , the Fernie Trails Alliance , Coal Creek Heritage Society , Fernie Snowmobile Association and Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club .
THUNDER MEADOWS HUT
Managed by the Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club . Book the hut at FernieTrails . com
Nordic Only Trail . No Dogs Allowed
Off-Leash Dog Park

Trail Use Legend

Multi-Use Trail Multi-Use Groomed
Groomed Inclusive Multi-Use Trail ( Easy Beaver )
May not be groomed
Porta Potty / Outhouse / Pit Toilet ( open 24 / 7 )
Public Indoor Washroom ( open hours vary )

Icon Legend

No Dogs Allowed
Visitor Info Centre Open 9am-5pm Monday – Saturday
Closed Sunday & Holidays
Call 911 for any emergencies
Free Public Parking
Hospital
Please Obey All Posted Signage

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Montane Barn
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LIZARD LAKE
CEDAR VALLEY RD
Multi-Use & Motorized Groomed Trail
Summer trail only Doubletrack
Hut
Skating
Hotel
Gas Station
1 km
Road River
Temporary Snowmobile Staging Area
Information Kiosk

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2 km
MOUNT FERNIE
Brokeback
Road and Trails to Island Lake Lodge Closed to Public This Season Due to COVID-19
HAULBACK T-BAR
Brokeback
N ew Goat
BOOM CHAIR
S-Bomb
S-Bomb
Gorby
BEAR CHAIR
GORBY BRIDGE
Assassin
Moc-
Lactic Ridge
Hedonism
Mushroom Head
Far Out
Moccasin
Mushroom Head
Stove Trail
Lazy Lizard Connector
Sherwoody
MT FERNIE PROVINCIAL PARK
Old Go at
Happy
Black Forest
View
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Connector
Lizard Creek Trail
FERNIE ALPINE RESORT
POWERLINE
Woody
Eric ’ s
Gilmar
Trip
Dem Bones
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Hobbit ’ s Trail
Stove Creek
Galloway
Stumpy Wood
Far Out
Eville
DEER CHAIR
TIMBER CHAIR
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Red Sonja
Ben Emmet
Ben Emmet
Boom Creek
Honeybee
Phat Larry ’ s
MOUNT FERNIE
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ELK CHAIR
Check Avalanche Conditions Before You Go Visit Avalanche . ca Zone : Lizard-Flathead
ANDERSON ROAD
FAIRY CREEK FALLS
Phat Bastard
Black Betty
Blue Betty
Mic Mac
MT . FERNIE PARK ROAD
Purple Monkey Dishwasher
The Cedars
Elk Valley Nordic Centre
Double Creek Loop
Boomerang Way
Connector
Village Base
POWERLINE
3
Elk Valley Nordic Centre
Galloway Loop
HIGHLINE DRIVE
PDouble Creek Loop
Lizard Creek Loop
Fairy Creek
ELK RIVER
MOUNT PROCTOR
BURMA ROAD
HELI PAD
WHITE PARK
James White Park River TrailJAMES
To Fernie Alpine Resort
LIZARD CREEK
Timber Landing Loop
Parking Lot 4

Parking Details & Etiquette

BOOMERANG
• Parking areas are indicated on the big map as Please obey all parking signs .
• Parking is limited . Only park where designated . Do not park along main roads , block traffic or park in residential areas .
• All designated parking areas , excluding some at the Base Area at Fernie Alpine Resort , are free of charge to use .
• Please park with common sense and be mindful and respectful of others .
• Parking areas can be busy . Please be cautious , and be safe around vehicles .
• If you don ’ t have to drive to access the trails please don ’ t .
• No overnight parking is allowed anywhere .
• Please keep your dog on a leash while in parking areas .
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FAR Connector
FAR Connector
To Silk Trail
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WAY
GATE
Silk Trail
Manchuria
More Cowbell
BEACH AVE
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FERNIE SKI HILL ROAD
Emily Brydon Trail
Mad
More Cowbell
FAIRY CREEK
West Fernie
Alpine Trails
Mountainview ( The Airport )
LIZARD CREEK BRIDGE
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Swine
Flu
Cow
Swine Flu
Parkland Terrace
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Swine Climb
11TH ST .
Annex
Far Side
Fairy Creek

FERNIE

Historic Downtown
AQUATIC CENTRE
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Connector
COKATO ROAD
Monta n e
Luna
3
2ND AVE
MONTANE
PARKWAY
SLALOM DRIVE
CASTLE RD
JoJo
Blue
Marlu
Green Alligator
To Cranbrook
POWERLINE
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Great Northern Trail
Maiden Lake
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Scandia Loop
6TH AVE
Elk Valley Trail
CEMETERY
Cemetery
Beaver
Easy
By-Pass
Montane
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Fernie RV Resort
Montane Blue
Montane Nordic
RIVER ROAD
ELK RIVER
To Morrissey Snowmobile Staging Area
BRICKER ’ S ROAD
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Ridgemont
Uprooted
Montane Blue
Ruby
COKATO ROAD
New Roots
What ’ s Up
Doc
Space
Unicorn
Uprooted
Roots
DICKEN ROAD
ELK RIVER
Golf Course Nordic Ski Trails
Montane Nordic
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Sidewinder
Resurrection
Kiddy Up
Queen
Roxy
EVT / TCT
RIVER ROAD
Old Stumpy
EVT
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Roller
COAL CREE K
3
Eco-Terrorist
Coal Creek Heritage Trail / TCT
RIVER ROAD
South Castle
Smooth Salamander ( EVT )
Elk Valley Trail
Green Matador
To Sparwood and Alberta
Branch A BRA
Hyper
Eric ’ s Trail
RIDGEMONT RD
Ventilation
CASTLE MOUNTAIN
Broken
Oh Dear
Derailleur
Deadfall
FloReka
Temporary Snowmobile Staging Area for this season .
Lower
Castle Ro cks
South Castle
48 Hours
Dopamine
R-Trail
Kid ’ s Stuff
FloReka
SPUR 1
Coal Creek
Heritage Trail
3 Kings
Blue Matador
FloReka
Southern Comfort
Elk Valley
Little Chainring
RIFLE RANGE
Trail - Coal Discovery Trail
POWERLINE RD
Big Trouble
ROAD
Kushier
Kush
Trail Dogs
SPUR 2
Contra
RIDGEMONT RD
Kushiest
Loose
Change
Bear Chutes
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SPUR
MORRISSEY RIDGE
Kushin
Fernie Ridge Trail
Watering Hole
The Fernie Snowmobile Association ( FSA ) manages all the snowmobile grooming and access . Visit FernieSnowmobile . com for details . Other winter trail users can use these groomed trails by purchasing a FSA trail pass or membership .
COAL CREEK
Dirt Diggler
Fernie Ridge Trail
Due to the heavy rains and flooding event in November 2021 that caused road wash-outs and bridge damage , both Coal Creek Road ( past Ridgemont Rd junction ) and River Road are closed to vehicle traffic .
Al Matador
Big Money

Know Before You Go

When venturing out in and up the mountains during the winter season be safe , be prepared and tell someone where you ’ re going and when you ’ ll be back . There are many great websites such as AdventureSmart . ca and Avalanche . ca that provide details on how to be safe outdoors during the winter months . Drop by local sport and gear shops for additional advice and needs , visit TourismFernie . com for details and places to stay . Pick up a map and also download the TrailForks App on to your phone and search for Fernie . Trailforks also uses your smart phone ’ s GPS to show you where you are on the winter trails . For snowmobiling details visit FernieSnowmobile . com and for ski touring details visit FernieTrails . com .
Exploring During COVID-19
• Being outdoors and in wide-open spaces is safe and healthy .
• When encountering others on a trail provide enough space to pass safely .
• If you ’ re sick stay home until you are well . Call 811 for advice .
• Limit your family / group size when exploring .
• Follow local and provincial COVID-19 orders and protocols , visit tourismfernie . com / COVID
• Play within your limits . Local , small town hospitals have limited capacity .
Download the TRAILFORKS APP for trail details , GPS navigation data , and user-generated trail condition and grooming updates .
COAL CREEK ROAD
Scan this QR Code using your mobile camera to access a digital version of this Winter Trail Map and others .

Think Before You Sink

Fernie multi-use groomed trails are maintained by local volunteers for the benefit of everyone and a variety of activities including walking , fat biking , trail running , snowshoeing and xc skiing . To keep the trails in the best shape for everyone please follow the below winter groomed multi-use trail etiquette :
Freshly groomed trails may need a bit of time to set so walkers , fat bikers or runners don ’ t break through , leave bootpack holes or ruts . If this is happening stay to the side of the trail , use a different trail or wait until it ’ s firm .
Fat tire bikes are recommended for winter trails . You should have enough flotation and traction that you aren ’ t leaving a rut and you can safely control your bike . See reverse side for winter fat biking etiquette .

Please Clean Up After Your Dog

If your furry friend is with you , please clean up after them and ensure no poo is left on the trails .
Fernie has many furry friends and welcomes visitors with dogs too , but please keep them on a leash or , when signs allow , close and under control as many conflicts or incidents can easily happen with other dogs , wildlife or people , especially young kids who can be afraid of dogs .