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Kootenay Rockies

Fernie Alpine Bike Park

Fernie Alpine Bike Park
Photo by Reuben Krabbe

Legendary Downhill Dirt

What could be better than downhill laps in the Rocky Mountains? Gravity-fed rides combined with an extensive web of cross-country trails make it easy to see why Fernie Alpine Bike Park is some of the best lift-accessed mountain biking in Canada.

There are trails for every ability level at this bike park in the mountain town of Fernie. Ride wide, machine-made flow trails for beginner and intermediate riders or challenging steep and technical singletrack trails for advanced and expert bikers.

  • Opening day: Saturday, June 22, 2024 (Elk Chair open Daily, Timber Chair only open Saturdays starting July 13 plus Sundays on long weekends; August 4 & September 1)
  • Closing day: Monday, September 2, 2024
Number of Trails:
38 (30 DH, 8 XC/All-mountain)
Highest Elevation:
1,726 m (net descent: Elk Chair 310 m / Timber Chair 656 m)
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Getting Here & Trail Access

Located just outside the mountain town of Fernie, Fernie Alpine Bike Park is easy to access from Calgary or towns south of the USA/Canada border in Idaho, Montana, and Washington.

Fernie Alpine Bike Park is located 7 km (4 mi) west of the town of Fernie. Located on Highway 3 (Crowsnest Pass), Fernie Alpine Bike Park is an easy drive from Calgary, or from Montana and Idaho on Highway 93 and 95.

Driving Distances & Times:

  • Kalispell - 183 km (113 mi), 2 hours
  • Calgary - 295 km (183 mi), 3 hours 10 minutes
  • Spokanee - 388 km (241 mi), 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Vancouver - 930 km (578 mi), 11 hours

The closest international airport to Fernie Alpine Resort is the Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC).

Bikers can also fly into Calgary International Airport and provides multiple daily commercial flights to and from most regional, national ,and international destinations.

Trails are accessed by purchasing a ticket from Fernie Alpine Bike Park to ride the bike park and trails.

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