The Warming Hut at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre may be rented for an event.
Fernie Winter Trail Map (pdf)- Nordic Skiing, Snowshoeing, Fatbiking and Nature Walks
The primary purpose of the Warming Hut (the “Hut”) at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre (EVNC) is for daytime, social use by Fernie Nordic Society members and EVNC day pass holders. The secondary use is a base for FNS special events and weekly Jackrabbit lessons. If the building is not being used for the intended primary and secondary uses, it may be rented by private and non-profit groups for day and overnight use with a maximum capacity of 23 people in the Hut at any given time.
During the winter months, all guests are required to have current FNS memberships or an active day pass.
Note that rental of the hut is not possible through the winter season on Saturdays until after 4:00 pm
Find all details regarding the Warming Hut Rental here.
The prices below do not include GST or trail fees. We encourage youth and non-profit groups to access this beautiful facility. If you have specific questions about rentals please contact [email protected].
During the winter, no weekend day-time rentals are permitted. If you wish to rent on a weekend during winter operations, rentals will begin at 4 pm.
Member: $30/hr, $150/day* (Contact FNS for 24hr rate**)
Non-Member: $50/hr, $250/day* (Contact FNS for 24hr rate**)
Corporate: $75/hr, $375/day* (Contact FNS for 24hr rate**)
Electricity is available via a generator for an additional cost $15 / hour.
*No overnight permitted for Daytime Rentals. Full days are considered to be 11am - 7pm
**24-hour rentals start at 11am and end at 11am the following day excepting weekends during winter operations.
During the winter months, FNS facilitates insurance for EVNC users through Cross Country BC. Included in each annual membership and day use fee is insurance for your time on the trails. For this reason, during the winter all users of the trail system at EVNC must buy either an annual membership or day use pass. The remainder of the income generated from memberships and day passes goes directly to grooming the trails - a costly but necessary expense.
There is a box for trail use fees and membership registrations at both trailheads:
Day-use fee: $15, or $25 for families. Includes insurance.
Great value for multi-day visitors: Nordic Society season pass.
An easy 10-minute drive from downtown Fernie, the beautiful Elk Valley Nordic Centre is located next to Mount Fernie Provincial Park. Here you will access rolling trails nestled into the valley below the Lizard Range and world-famous Fernie Alpine Resort.
The trails were professionally designed and are groomed regularly for skate and classic skiing. Trailhead facilities include a warming hut to wiggle and warm your toes, maps and information about the trail system, and when on duty, a knowledgeable trail ambassador to chat with about all things Nordic.
The main parking is located in the overflow parking lot at Mount Fernie Provincial Park, where an information kiosk and porta-potty are available.
Trails are for intermediates and above, with some short steep sections and rolling downhills. A new bridge and connector trail to Fernie Alpine Resort was added last year and there is now an official trailhead sign and access next to Alpine Lodge at the ski resort village area.