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Fernie’s Lazy Lizard Trail complete

August 14th, 2015 (Posted by admin)

The Lazy Lizard Trail is now complete. After 4 years of planning and construction, the Lazy Lizard has now been completed up to Island Lake Lodge. The project was a joint effort and well supported by: The Fernie Trail Alliance, The Fernie Mountain Bike Club, Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club, Columbia Basin Trust, ZINC Ventures, Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI fund), private donations, numerous volunteers and Island Lake Lodge. Backcountry Trail Experts constructed the majority of the trail supplemented by Fernie trail volunteers and the Island Lake Trail and Glading teams.

The trail is designed for various ability levels including novice and young riders. As it is machine built and extra wide, the trail can accommodate both up and down traffic. Smooth even grades with berms and wide bridges; make it an excellent family trail.

Trail highlights include steel frame wood decked bridges (some over 6.0 m. spans), elevated boardwalks, an undulating path through a spectacular Old Growth forest, spectacular view points of the Lizard Range with the uphill terminating at the lodges of Island Lake. Trail users can enjoy a cold drink, lunch or dinner before relishing in the flowy descent.

Please use caution on the trail and be aware of other riders.

Length: 7 km

Elevation Gain: 339 metres

Start: North side of the Island Lake property gate

Fernie 3 All-Mountain Stage Race

April 6th, 2015 (Posted by admin)

The Fernie 3 is a classic all-mountain stage race with a focus on fun and the best singletrack stages anywhere.

The distances for the 3 day stage race will be moderate with an average of 35 km per day. The climbs will be attainable with the goal of providing you with the epic downhills.

The event offers a single stage option and U16 and U14 categories.

Click here for more information.

2nd annual Fernie Enduro on August 23rd

April 21st, 2013 (Posted by admin)

Fernie will once again be host to one of Canada’s top Enduro races on August 23rd, 2014. It will be a pure Enduro with three big descents totalling over 6000 ft of vertical descent.

Enduro racing is the latest form of mountain bike racing, it all began in Europe and has spread to North America. Continuing from the success in 2013, the 2014 Fernie Enduro will take enduro racing to the next level with superior timing, Enduro results only, and epic downhills. Last years event saw Fernie riders in many top spots, with the top local result being Lucie Richer placing the fasted women’s time overall. Luke Nelson placed 5th in mens’ open and Marty Kafke 3rd in mens’ 40+.

Enduro racing is not a downhill race, neither is it a cross country race, its a mix of the two, with the added social aspect of a Grand Fondo—road ridings popular social trend. You’ll need to have riding skills and fitness for this event, the timed sections are downhill, but can also have short climbs and flat sections. After each stage there is a non-timed section to get you to your next stage and this involves riding uphill for some distance and vary on the route and stage. In Fernie the climbs reflect the downhills—long and steep!

In an Enduro you ride with your friends to the timed downhill sections and bomb the descent as fast your skill allows, regroup and continue to the next descent. A coffee and snack in-between the descents is a reality.

Fernie’s one day event will feature descents on three of Fernie’s best downhills. With an unprecedented amount of descending, including challenging and technical sections, this course will rank among Enduro’s top events.
The event is locally organized by seasoned veterans with proceeds supporting local trail initiatives by the Fernie Trails Alliance.

Registration is open at, register now for Fernie’s funnest ride of the year!

Fernie’s High Roller

September 5th, 2012 (Posted by admin)

This is Fernie’s premier big day ride featuring a collection of Fernie’s best single track!
What you get: A fun day of riding sweet Fernie singletrack, t-shirt, dinner and after party at the Royal!!
Sign up here:

Cost: $45 if you register before September 27, 2012, $50 after*
* Must be a Fernie Mountain Bike Club member

Fernie’s Swine Flu

June 27th, 2012 (Posted by admin)

Fernie Alpine Resort Announces Enhancements for 2012 Summer Mountain Bike season

May 12th, 2012 (Posted by admin)

Don’t miss riding the biggest mountain bike park in the Rockies!

Fernie Alpine Resort has made a number of enhancements to its Legendary Bike Park for this upcoming summer season including:

Lower Mountain upgrades and reroutes to Lower Canada Cup, Deer Trail, Double Creek, and Top Gun to accommodate the Aerials Park. Current plans mean these trails will actually grow in length, see berms and rollers added to the flat ski run sections on the lower mountain and a large bridge rebuild. Deer trail riders will now have opportunity to ride through open alpine flower meadows on their way to base.

TNT below the White Pass load has received a reroute into the trees as alternative to steep shale slope on Deep Sea

New upper section to Ben’s Big Rig which doubled its length. All riders now have option to ride single track instead of access road

New Cedar Trail single-track provides beginner riders with single-track option that meanders through old growth cedar forest before rejoining existing Cedar Trail road

Phat Larry’s, new bridges and short re-route sections

Boom, Cedar, Larch, View, Gorbie, Hobbits now available for hiking traffic from the Elk Chair to base

New Peak to Park hiking options (can hike from Polar Peak to Fernie Provincial Park).

New dates for Fernie Alpine Resort Bike Festival and Lungbuster as well as Furious 3 and TransRockies utilizing FAR Bike Park this season (keep an eye on Facebook Events listings for details)

New Skills Park Features
Dog friendly zone on Silk and Manchuria Trails
Continuing to work on resurfacing trails and technical terrain feature upgrades.

Along with Mountain Biking Fernie Alpine Resort Legendary Summer also includes activities such as the NEW Aerial Park & Zipline, Hiking, Mountain Top Lunch, Sightseeing, Tennis and more! Visit Fernie for its Preview Weekend on June 23/24 – Official Opening Date is Friday June 29th!

FMBC’S Spring Bike Blitz 2012

May 6th, 2012 (Posted by admin)

The Fernie Mountain Bike Club is hosting its annual Spring Bike Blitz. Bring out your used steeds and don’t be shy, people are buying everthing from townies to expensive road and mountain bikes.

All bikes shapes and sizes are accepted, parts, and any other random bike or outdoor gear you just don’t need any more bring it to the Elks Hall!

Following the bike sway take in the BBQ and the bike movie Strength in Numbers!

May 26 2012

Bike & Gear Swap – Elks Hall
7:00pm-9:00pm Friday night Drop -Off
9:00-10:00 AM Saturday – Drop-off
10:00-2:00 PM Saturday – Sale
2:00-3:00 PM Saturday – Item Pickup

Percentage of sale goes to FMBC. Your choice of 10% (members only) 20%, 50% or 100% donation to FMBC. You can also choose to cap your donation at a maximum of $250.

Bikers BBQ
11:30 – 2:00PM – Elks Hall

Strength in Numbers Bike Movie
$10 non members, $5 members, 8PM at the Elks Hall on Saturday Night


September 7th, 2011 (Posted by admin)

The 2nd Annual WAM BAM DIRT JUMP JAM took place August 20th at the City of Fernie Dirt Jumps behind the Aquatic Centre. Starting at 6pm to dark with the finals under lights! Cash prizes and a whole lot of fun went down that day.

Here is a video production from Nic Genovese:

Wam Bam Dirt Jump Jam 2011 from Nic Genovese on Vimeo.

For more on the Wam Bam:

If Only Every Mountain Biking Video Was Shot Like This

September 5th, 2011 (Posted by admin)

This is one of the most entertaining bike movies that I have ever seen, enjoy!!

Fernie’s Snake Bite

August 29th, 2011 (Posted by admin)

Snake Bite is just that, when you least expect it you’re bitten, and the trail has ridden thet way from its creation in the late 90′s. Originally built as a downhill it has become a challenging uphill loop for its sister ride Verboten. Snake Bite connects FAR’s Red Tree traverse with Gorby trail at the bottom of Old Goat.

See here is Snake Bite ridden in its original downhill direction.

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