Originally posted by PinkBike on July 16, 2018
From remote and unforgiving terrain, to mellow entry-level flow trails, the Kootenays have trail options for every riding level. The towns of Golden, Invermere, Panorama, Kimberley, Fernie, Cranbrook, Rossland, and Nelson, each have incredible trail networks and their own unique small-town flavour.
The Kootenays are easily accessible, with the eastern outskirts only a few hours from Calgary International Airport, and bordering Montana, Idaho, and Washington at the south. The region encompasses iconic landmarks such as the Yoho National park, the Purcell and Rocky Mountains, Monashees and the Selkirk ranges. With all that remote terrain, Pinkbike recommends that all riders be prepared for backcountry situations and wildlife encounters and that first-timers consider using a guide service.