Fat biking

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!

Event Date: 
Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Mar 25 2021 except Fri Dec 25 2020.
Thursday, December 17, 2020
Thursday, December 24, 2020
Thursday, December 31, 2020
Thursday, January 7, 2021
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Thursday, February 4, 2021
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Thursday, March 4, 2021
Thursday, March 11, 2021
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Thursday, March 25, 2021
Time: 
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Experience the tranquility (and fun!) of an evening winter bike ride in the snow! Fully guided by the professional staff (@ Fernie Alpine Resort base area). Headlamps are provided!

Cost
Adult - $44.00 + taxes (includes 2 hour guided bike ride and winter fat bike rental)
Kids - $39.00 + taxes (includes 2 hour guided bike ride and winter fat bike rental)

Pick up your rental bike at the FAR Rental Shop by 4:30pm.
Tour departs from the FAR rental shop at 5pm!

We’ve been fat biking in Fernie for many years. Our Fernie fat biking community has gotten bigger and more organized with each year. We went from floundering on precarious single track to riding side by side on groomed trails. Our volunteers are the heart of this community and continue to go out and groom trails for all users in the middle of the night! 

Connecting and enjoying time with friends in the outdoors has never been more important to our well-being as it has since the arrival of the global pandemic in 2020.  

Fat Biking has become a popular sport during the winter months in Fernie, with regular snow grooming and trails upon trails to explore. Here are this year’s top three!

Gold: 
Montane
Silver: 
Lazy Lizard
Bronze: 
Provincial Park
Event Date: 
Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Mar 12 2020 except Thu Mar 12 2020.
Thursday, December 5, 2019
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Thursday, December 19, 2019
Thursday, December 26, 2019
Thursday, January 2, 2020
Thursday, January 9, 2020
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Thursday, March 5, 2020
Time: 
5:00pm - 8:00pm

Experience the tranquility (and fun!) of an evening winter bike ride in the snow! Fully guided by Fernie Alpine Resort's professional staff, followed by a delicious burger and beer at the Legends Mountain Eatery (at Fernie Alpine Resort base area). Headlamps are provided!

Cost
Adult - $63.90 + taxes (includes 2 hour guided bike ride, winter fat bike rental & burger/beer & gratuity)
Kids - $46.10 + taxes (includes 2 hour guided bike ride, winter fat bike rental & burger/kids beverage & gratuity)

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Sun Mar 17 2019.
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Time: 
10:00am

Want to improve your fatbiking? Whether you’re a beginner who wants to try fatbiking for the first time, or an experienced fatbiker hoping to hone your skills, seasoned fatbike coaches Jena and Dylan are here to help!

Saturday March 16 - Beginner Fat Bike Skills Clinic - for anyone who wants to try fatbiking for the first time, or who has only gone fatbiking once or twice before. The Saturday clinic runs from 10am - 1pm (meet at 9:45am).

Event Date: 
Repeats every week every Thursday 15 times.
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Thursday, December 27, 2018
Thursday, January 3, 2019
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Time: 
5:00pm - 7:30pm

Experience the tranquility of an evening winter bike ride! Fully guided by their professional staff, followed by a delicious burger & beer at the the new Legends Mountain Eatery (at the Fernie Alpine Resort base area).

Headlamps are provided!
Duration: 1.5 hour guided bike ride followed by burger and beer at Legends Mountain Eatery

Event Date: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Time: 
2:00pm - 8:00pm

Everyone is invited join in the fun and DERBY! People from all over the globe, will get out for a ride on their fat-bikes! 

2pm ride - all abilities welcome
6pm ride - lights & skill are necessary

Both rides are from the Elk Valley Nordic Centre. Post ride fire with hotdogs and hot drinks! Mark the date and let us know that you are coming out to ride. 

If you want to help out please send us an email (directors@bikefernie.ca) and they'll give you a little job.

The Fernie Fat biking community has taken off with new trails, new riders and yes, newer technology which for some bikers means a new fat bike.