Snowshoeing in Fernie - Trails & Guided Tours 2022/23 - Page 2

Mount Fernie Provincial Park
Mount Proctor
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Stove Trail / Dem Bones Loop
Distance : 4.5km Avg . Time : 2hrs Elevation Gain : 194m Difficulty : Moderate
The combination of these two popular trails forms a single-track loop within the mature forest of Mt . Fernie Provincial Park . While these trails can be enjoyed in either direction , most commonly start uphill with Stove Trail and return downhill on Dem Bones . This multi-use loop is also popular with fat bikers , so be aware of other users on the trail .
Hedonism & Brokeback Loop
Distance : 5.5km Avg . Time : 2.5hrs Elevation Gain : 207m Difficulty : Advanced
Head out on the connector trail and within 100m the junction for Hedonism will be on the left . The trail offers a steady , uphill climb through the forest until reaching Powerline Road . Turn left and remain on this road for approx . 1km until it meets Brokeback for the descent . Turn left onto the Lazy Lizard Connector for another 1.5km and return to the parking lot .
Location & Details
Proceed to Mt . Fernie Provincial Park , located 3km west of Fernie off Hwy 3 . After turning onto Mt . Fernie Park Road , continue a short way along until reaching a designated parking lot on the right-hand side .
Did you know …. there are a variety of short family friendly trails within the campground to explore . Lizard Creek flows through the park before forming a beautiful waterfall , accessible just off the main day-use parking lot .
Mt . Proctor Trail to Fairy Creek Falls
Distance : 5km ( return ) Avg . Time : 1.5hrs Elevation Gain : 120m Difficulty : Easy
Fairy Creek Falls is a picturesque waterfall laced with intricate icicle formations . The gently rolling trail has a few short steep sections and explores the lower slope of Mt . Proctor through forest and meadows . Follow signed trail markers to reach the falls and a viewing bench . Use caution and check trail conditions in advance .
Mt . Proctor Trail to Swine Flu Bench
Distance : 7.5km ( return ) Avg . Time : 3hrs Elevation Gain : 337m Difficulty : Moderate
A bikers ’ summer favourite , this trail rewards snowshoers with elevated , wide-open views of the Fernie townsite , the valley , and surrounding mountains . As this trail is located within a livestock tenure , dogs are not permitted . Upon reaching the viewpoint bench , return the way you came . Past that point the avalanche risk increases .
Location & Details
Park at the Visitor Information Centre located at 102 Commerce Rd on Hwy # 3 , east of town . The trailhead is marked with a large sign in the parking lot and is the starting point for both trails from behind the Centre .
Did you know …. The Fernie Visitor Centre is located at the base of this trailhead and offers comprehensive information about Fernie , free Wifi , indoor washrooms , gifts , artwork and maps . Check website for hours of operation .
Fernie Alpine Resort
Double Creek Loop
Distance : 3km ( return ) Avg . Time : 1hrs Elevation Gain : 123m Difficulty : Moderate
The trail begins with a consistent uphill stretch on groomed terrain , then transitioning into a lovely singletrack loop through a mature forest of Larch and Cedar trees . This multi-use trail also includes several bridged creek crossings . The trail starts from the south corner of Parking Lot # 4 at Fernie Alpine Resort .
Hobbit ’ s Trail / FAR Out / Honeybee
Distance : approx 4km ( return ) Avg . Time : 2hrs Elevation Gain : 82m Difficulty : Moderate
From the resort , this wide groomed trail begins just past the Elk Chair and crosses over Highline Drive before continuing into the forest . Hobbit ’ s Trail winds gently uphill to the Boomerang Chair , then changes to single-track on FAR Out . Return downhill on Honeybee and Hobbit ’ s trail back to the base .
Location & Details
If arriving by vehicle , parking is available at Fernie Alpine Resort . The trail starts just past the resort ’ s Village Base area , beside the Elk Chair . Take caution where the trail crosses the Highline Drive roadway .
Did you know …. Fernie Alpine Resort is a world-renowned downhill ski resort , complete with on-mountain dining and accommodation options . Additional trails for cross-country skiing and fat biking are also accessible from the base area .
Montane & Castle Mountain
Easy Beaver to Montane Hut
Distance : 4.8km ( return ) Avg . Time : 1.5hrs Elevation Gain : 82m Difficulty : Easy
This multi-use groomed trail includes forested sections that open up to wide valley views of the spectacular Lizard Range . At the Montane Hut you can relax and savour the surrounding landscape from the viewpoint bench , or warm up inside the hut . Pick up the Fernie Winter Trail Map to make sure you stay on trails designated for snowshoers .
If looking to extend your adventure , there are two add-on options from the Montane Hut :
Montane Hut to Hyperventilation Bench
Distance : 4km ( return ) Avg . Time : 1.5hrs Elevation Gain : 250m Difficulty : Advanced
Continue from the Montane Hut to Roots and Hyperventilation , for added cardio and even more stunning views of the Lizard Range from the viewpoint bench . Return the same way to the hut .
Montane Hut to Marlu Trail
Distance : 3km ( one-way ) Avg . Time : 1hr Elevation Gain : 93m Difficulty : Easy
An alternate route to get back to the parking lot from the Montane Hut . Marlu trail connects back onto the Easy Beaver .
Location & Details
Drive past the Fernie Aquatic Centre on Pine Ave and turn left onto Coal Creek Road . There is a parking lot along the road on your right . The trailhead begins after the bridge over Coal Creek . Follow the multi-use trail markers for Montane Blue .