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  • Lift access hiking at Fernie Alpine Resort in the summer

Join us on a great summer hike exploring a variety of spectacular alpine trails, meadows & summits around Fernie Alpine Resort. View local wildlife, ancient fossils, and native fauna.

Discover all that Fernie Alpine Resort has to offer for a whole summer of fun and adventures!

2017 Full Operations Season

Opening Day: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Last Day of Full Summer Operations: Sunday, September 3, 2017

PRE/POST Season Operations: June 1-23 & September 4-30; Aerial Park, guided hiking, & XC guided biking available for groups.

Choose one of our signature Guided Interpretive Hikes, or customize your own personal guided hike. Book your hiking adventure at Guest Services.

Nature Bob
Bob Livsey (Nature Bob) is a certified naturalist interpreter with a background in forestry. He has been leading hikes in the Fernie area for multiple years and prior to that was employed as an interpreter at a very large wetland in central Ontario. Bob will help you discover some secrets of the natural world while exploring the rugged terrain around Fernie Alpine Resort.

Guided Hike Tours

Lost Boys Pass Tour
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: Half day
Description: During the tour you will pass alpine meadows with a variety of alpine wildflowers, lichens & signs of wildlife that live at this elevation. You will also see a number of rocky outcrops where the exposed limestone contains fossils of sea creatures that lived here over 200 million years ago.

Old Growth Cedar Tour
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Duration: Half day
Other details: Hike must be pre-booked. 4 person minimum.
Description: This tour traverses the mountain to end up in an Old Growth Forest of Western Red Cedar. The terrain is all relatively downhill terrain and will pass some spectacular views.

Griz Face Tour
Moderate - uneven & rugged terrain
Duration: Full day
Other details: Hike must be pre-booked. 4 person minimum.
Description: This hike is an ascent of Lizard Bowl. The spectacular vistas of the Elk Valley will be unobscured and the opportunities to view wildlife will increase as you get higher. On the trip you will pass two or three areas where the alpine wildflowers are numerous and the scree slopes will provide abundant habitat for seldom seen Pika’s, and Golden Mantled Ground Squirrels. The fossils are everywhere in the limestone as this was at one time ancient shallow seabeds. The view from the top of Facelift will fill you with a sense of the magnitude of the mountains. Bring food/snacks, water, camera and wear sturdy footwear.

Polar Peak Tour
Difficulty: Difficult. Rocky terrain with significant elevation changes. Some scrambling is necessary.
Duration: Full Day (5-6 hours)
Other details: Hike must be pre-booked. 4 person minimum.
Description: The destination is Polar Peak at an elevation of 7010 feet. The Trailhead will be accessed via a scenic ride on the Timber Express Chairlift. The view is spectacular as you traverse Elephant Head and on the return trip, you will have the option of descending on the Timber Chair or hiking down. Bring lunch, water, and camera, and wear sturdy footwear.

What to Bring

• daypack
• lunch / snacks / water
• camera & binoculars
• additional clothing (mountain weather & temperature can change quickly!)
• be sure to wear sturdy footwear!

Fernie Alpine Resort is an all-mountain active playground. Check out Summer & Winter activities, attractions, services and events to keep you and your family happy for days!

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  • 5339 Ski Hill Road, Fernie, BC V0B 1M6
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