About Fernie Snowmobile Association

About Us

groomer1British Columbia is a land of supernatural splendor, where the wild meets the wild within us. Fernie Snowmobile Association members are dedicated mountain enthusiasts at heart. We understand what a great opportunity and privilege it is to serve as stewards to some of the best sledding terrain in the Canadian Rockies. Our mission is to maintain, protect, and secure this recreational resource for the future of our community and its visitors.

As a backdrop for world class outdoor opportunities, Fernie attracts recreationalists from around the globe who contribute to our eclectic Rocky Mountain culture. Sledders, snowshoers, fat bikers, skiers and snowboarders all utilize over 114 kilometers of FSA maintained trails and three day use cabins as gateways to their mountain adventures. Snowmobiling’s growing popularity is creating vibrant experiences for residents and tourists alike, jobs in support sectors, and revenue to local businesses. The Fernie Snowmobile Association works cooperatively with other user groups, commercial businesses and government agencies to ensure balanced land use agreements that contribute to a safe and enjoyable mountain experience for all backcountry users.


 

HartleyStagingArea(1)The Fernie Snowmobile Association was formed as a unified voice on March 1st, 1990 to ensure the continuance of the sport of snowmobiling, to enhance the public image of the sport of snowmobiling, and as a social club for snowmobile enthusiasts. We are primarily a volunteer group that commits time, energy, and personal resources year round to support club efforts. Corporate sponsorship, organized events, trail pass sales, donations and annual government grants provide direct revenue which permits the continued organized efforts required for maintaining operations, trail networks, and cabin systems for the public.

The FSA is steered by a Board of Directors and supported by a strong membership base who meet once a month to discuss operations and direction. Member committees provide detailed task force functions and feedback on activities such as grooming, firewood stocking, events, signage programs, and cabin maintenance. Volunteers are always welcome!

 

Board of Directors

President: Dave Hozjan
Vice President: Devon Hanson
Treasurer: Steve Kelly
Secretary: Nicole Matei

Who We Are

  • Outdoor winter enthusiasts
  • Snowmobilers
  • Backcountry skiers/boarders
  • Snow bikers
  • Search & Rescue
  • AST/AVI Safety/Training personnel
  • Volunteers
  • Kids, families and seniors
  • Fernie locals
  • Fernie visitors
  • Local businesses

What We Do

  • Trail grooming
  • Trail maintenance
  • Trail signage
  • Trail mapping
  • Winter access to ski areas
  • Winter access to sled areas
  • Warming huts
  • Backcountry cabins
  • Clean up – trails, cabins and staging areas
  • Negotiate annual access, permission from private land owners and levels of government
  • Foster relations with associated clubs, local groups to create and preserve peaceful existence and have a unified voice