The Montane area is a new development just minutes from Historic Downtown Fernie offering a range of beautiful trails for a variety of uses.
The area can be accessed from Pine Avenue-Coal Creek Road or Pine Avenue-Whitetail Drive, to the south-west of Fernie. The area is situated in the sheltered Coal Creek Valley, with picturesque mountain views and a combination of gentle, open, low-lying trails suitable for beginners, and more challenging forested trails for advanced trail enthusiasts. Several trails lead from the area to the Castle Mountain Trail System, offering a challenging yet rewarding day-hike for snow-shoers on well marked trails.
NEW - Fernie Winter Trail Map - Nordic Skiing, Snowshoeing, Fatbiking and Nature Walks
Make sure to stop by the Old Bar near the Coal Creek Trailhead and visit the miniature ponies housed there. The ponies are used for therapy programs with children.
Please note this trail system is new, signage and grooming routes may be altered or added during the season.
The 'green' trails at the Montane are designated for Nordic skiing only. These trails start with a short, gentle section close to the trailhead at the bridge off Coal Creek Road, leading into more challenging forested terrain. There are approx 10km of groomed trails, with a warming hut at the far end of the trail system, approx 4km from the trailhead.
FATBIKING, SNOWSHOEING & DOG WALKING
Blue & Purple trails at Montane are designated 'multi-use' and welcome all non-motorised winter recreational uses. Many of these trails criss-cross the nordic-only trails, please keep to the designated multi-use trails to keep the nordic trails in good condition for skiing. Trails in the valley bottom are gentler, rising to more challenging terrain. Several trails connect to the Castle Moutain trail system which is well marked and offers spectacular views of the valley. Trails become steeper towards the top of the mountain and are suitable for snowshoeing only.
The Montane Trail System & Warming Hut are managed by the Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club.