Nestled in the B.C. Rockies along Highway 3, Fernie, famous for its impressive annual snowfall, is the place to be for sledders of every caliber. The trails and cabins maintained by the Fernie Snowmobile Association make it an ideal destination for families and experts alike.
Coal Creek Trail
This family-friendly trail is accessed just outside of town and leads sledders to both the recently upgraded Wranglers cabin, and the brand new Rolling Hills cabin. The Fernie Snowmobile Club keeps this trail well groomed; three times a week when conditions allow.
Grooming season: November to as long as conditions allow
Staging area: 5 minutes from town
Difficulty level: Easy
Wranglers Cabin to The Notch
A trail for the more experienced rider, with access to a number of bowls. The Notch can be reached by continuing along the pipeline, south from Wranglers Cabin. Be sure to check avalanche conditions before heading out.
Difficulty level: Moderate
Hartley Lake Trail System
This is where riders can take it steeper and deeper. Recommended for experienced snowmobilers, sledders can gain access to advanced/expert areas. The Hartley Lake road is a single-lane with a steep grade not suitable for large trailers. Good snow tires and/or chains are a must.
Difficulty level: Advanced