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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.

Below you will find a brief description of the hiking trails offered at Fernie Alpine Resort. Trails are located on-mountain via chairlift access.

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Timber Express Chairlift: Saturdays & Sundays plus Holiday Mondays. 10:30am - 4:30pm

Elk Quad Chairlift: Daily, 10:30am 4:30pm (open until 7pm on Thursdays)

Recommended Trails

Boom Trail / Peak to ParkDifficulty: Easy
Lift Access:
Elk Chair
Time:
1 hour

A great hike on a hot day! This wide multi-use road travels through old growth forest but also offers exceptional views of the Elk Valley.

Lost Boys Lookout & Mammoth
Difficulty:
Easy to moderate
Lift Access: Timber Chair
Time: 1-2 hours

The Lost Boys Lookout is an easy 2km hike through the alpine meadows reaching the observation deck. With a vertical gain of only 80m this walk is suited for youngsters as well as adults. Follow the signs from the top of Timber Chair on the Lost Boys Trail.

For an extended hike off Lost Boys Lookout Trail, include the Mammoth Trail. The trail descends through the alpine to the Mammoth Droppings to an interesting area of giant boulders below the Mammoth Peak. The  additional loop is 1.7 km with a vertical climb of about 100m. To hike the loop would take about 1 hr. The trail is suitable for children.

Polar Peak Ridge Walk
Difficulty:
Advanced
Lift Access: Timber Chair
Time: 6 hours round trip

This hike is for the adventurous and experienced hiker. The Polar Peak Trail starts from the Lost Boys Lookout Trail. From here it turns right and follows the Lizards Range crest all the way around to Polar Peak. The trail offers spectacular views for the entire trip. At 2100 metres, Polar Peak provides a 360 degree panorama of the surrounding area. From Polar Peak, return to the saddle between Currie Headwall and Polar Peak and follow the trail back to the Hut at the Top of Whitepass Chair. Return to the Timber Chair to download or take the Timber Trek to the base.

The route has one short section where there is a feeling of exposure. Ropes have been installed for your security. If you are not familiar with the area or are inexperienced ask our Guest Services staff about our guided hikes. This hike takes between 6 hrs depending on weather and rest stops. The trail is about 5 km from Timber Chairlift to Polar Peak with a vertical rise of 240 vertical metres. From Polar Peak return to the top of the Timber Chair via Polar Road & White Pass Trail.

Lost Boys Lookout & Mammoth
Difficulty:
Easy to moderate
Lift Access: Timber Chair
Time: 1-2 hours

The Lost Boys Lookout is an easy 2km hike through the alpine meadows reaching the observation deck. With a vertical gain of only 80m this walk is suited for youngsters as well as adults. Follow the signs from the top of Timber Chair on the Lost Boys Trail.

For an extended hike off Lost Boys Lookout Trail, include the Mammoth Trail. The trail descends through the alpine to the Mammoth Droppings to an interesting area of giant boulders below the Mammoth Peak. The  additional loop is 1.7 km with a vertical climb of about 100m. To hike the loop would take about 1 hr. The trail is suitable for children.

White Pass
Difficulty:
Moderate
Lift Access: Timber Chair
Time: 3 Hours round trip

The White Pass Trail follows the Lost Boys Lookout trail to Milky Way where you turn right and go north up the road to the top of Whitepass Chair. From this viewpoint you will be looking directly into Currie Bowl and Polar Peak is immediately in front of you.

At the top if you look up you will see a layer of jet black shale which is one layer of the Exshaw formation. This black layer of rock is from organic carbon and occurred during an extinction period 360 million years ago.

To descend, follow the main road to Heartland where you will turn left or east and follow this road back to the Timber Chair. On the right of this road as you near the Timber Chair are a few rock cuts where you can see fossils of Crinoids and some horn corals. The alpine meadows on the left at the first descent of Heartland contain many alpine wildflowers such as Glacier lilies, Mariposa lilies, Sulphur Buckwheat and many other species.

Siberia Ridge
Difficult:
Moderate
Lift: Timber Chair
Time:  up to 1 hour round trip

Siberia Ridge is a short up to 1 hour hike which goes straight up left of the Timber Chair. Elevation change on this hike is minimal .The views as you descend Sib Ridge are spectacular as you are looking directly down the Elk Valley. Be ready to turn right on the trail before you hit any steep descents. This right turn goes west across Morning Glory (towards Mammoth Head) and comes out on Falling Star just below a rock cut, which is filled with fossilized crinoid parts and the occasional bivalve. As you come out on Falling Star turn right again and you have a short uphill back to the Timber Chair.

The Resort offers a wealth of great summer activities for everyone to enjoy. Featured activities & services include:

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