Snowmobiling (Don Weixl photo)
The mountains surrounding Fernie Alpine Resort are rugged and steep, which makes for extreme snowmobiling terrain.
In fact, with the exception of a few family-friendly areas in the Elk Valley, snowmobiling in the area is primarily suited to advanced sledders.
The Fernie Snowmobile Association, which maintains cabins at Ram Creek and Minnesota Flats, also publishes a trail map – available from hotels, gas stations, and snowmobile dealers.
The Morrissey area is 16km/10mi south of Fernie. From the highway, turn east onto Morrissey Rd and drive a few minutes to the staging area. From here, a 31km/19mi groomed trail takes sledders back to Fernie’s Coal Creek staging area. Other ungroomed trails shoot off in various directions.