The Montane trails have been busy over the holidays. This past weekend, The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club hosted an informal gathering at the new warming hut, which attracted over 200 trail users! It was a perfect winter afternoon spent roasting hot dogs, drinking hot chocolate and eating cookies.
Here’s some photos Montane trail users have shared with us over the past few weeks!
We love seeing your trail photos, so we have decided to extend our You Play. We Pay promotion into the New Year. Share your pics on the Montane Facebook page and we’ll in turn, donate to the Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club and continue to support trail building in our community.
Curious to know more about the Montane trails and how to access them? See below for all the details:
The trails are signed and color-coded as follows: all of the road system on Montane Green trail is snowcat groomed and snowmobile groomed for Nordic Skiing Only. For non-motorized multi-use, all of the Montane Blue trail (10 km), Uprooted and Resurrection are available for walkers, dogs, bikers, snowshoers. Also, the trail along Coal Creek and the trails close to the Montane housing development are being groomed for multi-use.
This private land is 3 kilometers long and one kilometer wide, covering the area from Coal Creek to Cokato (Roots Trail Powerline) and below the River Road Extension to Cokato Road. The entire property is signed as non-motorized use. Please follow the signage to respect the trails groomed for nordic skiers.
How to get there: One access route is to start from the Fernie Aquatic Centre, follow Pine St for 0.4 km, turn left on Coal Creek road and go past the Old Barn on the right at 0.7 km. Park near the bridge on your right. The trailhead for both the Blue and Green trails is on the other side of the bridge by the large Montane sign.