About Fernie, BC

Home to an annual average of 29 feet of deep, powder snow, Fernie BC is the ultimate Rockies sled destination.

Named 'The Coolest Town In North America' by Rolling Stone Magazine, this bustling, historic mining community is home to one of Canada's largest ski resorts, world class snow cat skiing and all the big city amenities you need with with the quiet small mountain town charm you might not expect!

Nestled deep within the Elk Valley, Fernie offers over 160 kilometers of groomed trails, five distinct riding areas less than 10 minutes from your doorstep, and hundreds of acres of terrain suitable for all ability levels and riding styles.

Read more in the Tourism Fernie Winter Travel Guide here.

Why Hire A Guide?

At Elk Valley Snow Shepherds, our goal is to build a bridge between adventure and safety. To reveal the best snowmobiling that Fernie, BC has to offer. To create vibrant experiences that make the most of your time.

We are not just here to limit your risk and show you the way. A guided day offers a unique opportunity to sled with someone who can provide a mountain mentor-ship, inspire adventure, and take your riding farther.

Our staff are spirited locals, passionate about sledding, with in depth knowledge of local terrain and current conditions. All guides have professional level certification in avalanche hazard evaluation, risk management, weather analysis, and emergency first aid and rescue techniques.