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The Fernie Snowmobile Association has been the unified voice for snowmobiling in the Elk Valley since March 1st, 1990.

The Association provides organized user-funded opportunities for a variety of backcountry recreationists via the trail grooming program, events, trail signage, and through the provision of three backcountry multi-use warming cabins.

Riding Areas:

UPDATE, FEBRUARY 4TH, 2021: Access via Coal Creek has been reinstated for the remainder of the winter season and efforts are underway to prepare and groom trails, with an anticipated opening on 8am on Saturday, February 8th. The kiosk will be staffed 7 days a week. 

View and download the new Fernie Snowmobile Trail Map. You can purchase a hard copy at various locations in town including Ghostrider Motorsports and Gearhub.

Please visit for more information including events and grooming schedule.

2020-2021 Day Passes:

100% of Day Pass fees goes towards offsettings the costs associated with upkeep of snowmobiling infrustructure in the area. You can buy in advance online, or on the day at the trailhead (cash-only). You will receive a physical ticket as proof of purchase.

FSA Members: Free
Adult with current membership at another BCSF Member Club:
$20 includes tax
Youth (14 and under):
Passes, memberships & trail maps are available for purchase 7 days a week at the trailhead and at Fernie Chamber of Commerce. 

2020-2021 Annual Memberships available to purchase online.

Fernie Snowmobile Association Membership

Memberships are for visitors and locals and include many benefits and season-long access to trails.

  • Primary member $185
  • Secondary membership or child aged 18 or over (within same family/residence): $85
  • Child 17 and under 16 $40
  • Senior $30
  • Personal Liability Insurance (must be signed in person) $70

The Fernie Snowmobile Association (FSA) has agreements in place with B.C. Forestry and Tembec for use of access roads in the Hartley Lake, Coal Creek, and Morrissey areas. These agreements allow the FSA to charge for access into these areas. Trail grooming is directly supported by user fees collected at trailheads.

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