Fatbiking

Winter Fatbiking

As a result of the growing popularity of winter mountain biking, Provincial Parks is excited to now provide nearly 10 kms of new groomed fatbike trail at Brookvale Nordic Lodge. We ask that you follow the following guidelines to protect our relationship with landowners and minimize the impact of fatbiking on our existing skiing community. We cannot stress enough that it is up to YOU to protect the success of this initiative as well as future investment in the sport.

Mark Arendz Provincial Ski Park at Brookvale Fatbike Trail Map [PDF]

Key guidelines:

  • Nearly 10 kms of single track fatbiking trail will be groomed. Access is from the Brookvale Nordic Lodge.
  • Please remain on fatbiking trails. Do not ride on cross-country ski trails.
  • Only ride when trails are open. Please respect closures to support our grooming efforts.
  • Please do not walk on any of our trails without skis or snowshoes! It creates irreparable holes.
  • E-fatbikes are not permitted in winter.

Winter Fatbike Riding Etiquette

  • Numbered bike plates are mandatory and must be visible.
  • No bikes on the groomed Nordic Ski Trails.
  • The winter fatbike trail does cross some Nordic ski trails, you must yield to skiers and please avoid congregating at these intersections.
  • Tires must be 3.7” or wider and tires pressure must be less than 10psi.
  • Trail could be closed at any time due to changing weather, especially with new snow or temps above 0 degrees. Please obey signage if trail is closed for grooming or on account of poor conditions.
  • Be a good trail citizen, if conditions cause you to leave ruts that will impede the future health of the trail system, leaves the trail - don't keep riding.
  • Be an ambassador for the sport - stay polite and educate other bikers. Discourage bad behavior, follow the rules, and we'll all have a good time this winter.
  • Bikes yield to all other users, be careful at crossings. Cross-country skiers don't have brakes, so bikes are responsible for staying out of their way. Watch skiers poles, they can be fragile and expensive.
  • Do not ride if the snow is too soft. As a general rule, if you have to get off and push your bike, the snow is too soft and you shouldn't be on the trail.
  • If you are leaving a trough deeper than an inch or are having a hard time riding in a straight line, it is probably too soft to be on the trail.
  • Spread the word about winter fat biking, make it fun, and keep it safe.

General

Resort Current Conditions: Closed
Notes: We are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Please Note:
Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays


Alpine

Hours:
Alpine Hills Open: 0/16
Alpine Lifts Open: 0/2
Alpine Conditions: not available, not available
Winter Green: Closed
Bunny Hill: Closed
Double Trouble: Closed
Express: Closed
Front Lawn: Closed
Flying Circus: Closed
Chutes: Closed
Shotgun: Closed
Wild West: Closed
Cruise Control: Closed
Powders Playground (Freestyle Terrain): Closed
Glades (Freestyle Terrain): Closed
West End Glade (Freestyle Terrain): Closed
Boarder Crossing (Freestyle Terrain): Closed
Express Park (Freestyle Terrain): Closed
T-Bar Lane (Freestyle Terrain): Closed


Nordic

Hours: Closed today
Nordic Trails Open: 0/9
Range Area: Closed
Nordic Conditions: closed today, closed today
Plantation: Closed
Plantation Difficulty: easy
Hardwood: Closed
Hardwood Difficulty: moderate
Creekside: Closed
Creekside Difficulty: easy
Alpine-Nordic Connector: Closed
Alpine-Nordic Connector Difficulty: moderate
Red Rec: Closed
Red Rec Difficulty: moderate
Yellow Rec: Closed
Yellow Rec Difficulty: moderate
Pauls Plunge: Closed
Pauls Plunge Difficulty: difficult
Maple Leaf Trail: Closed
Maple Leaf Trail Difficulty: difficult
Mark'A2Z: Closed
Mark'A2Z Difficulty: difficult
Snow Shoeing: Closed
Sliding Hill: Closed
Fatbiking Trails: Closed
Fatbiking Snow Conditions: