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Downhill Mountain Biking

Three ski resorts offer lift-accessed biking in the Canadian Rockies. The best is probably Kicking Horse Resort, though Fernie Alpine Resort comes a close second. Panorama is a little smaller and tamer, though worth a stop if you're passing by.

But many of the best and most challenging trails are outside the resorts and of the home-made variety and accessed by locals who take turns by shuttling the trails using 4x4 pickups in groups.

This is a hard thing to set up for the visitor, but, if you can try Mount 7 near Golden (which can generally be driven using a normal 2-wheel-drive vehicle) and 3 Kings near Fernie which you'll need a 4x4 to access. The local info centres can give you direction to either.

Fernie Alpine Resort

World-class skiing & great mountain biking

Kicking Horse Resort

World-class skiing & downhill mountain biking


Great intermediate skiing & good mountain biking

Text © Christian Williams

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