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Polar Peak - The top of the range!

At over 2100 meters, Polar Peak provides stunning 360-degree panoramic views of the surrounding area. Starting at the Timber Express chair (single ride lift ticket included), you climb up through Lost Boys Pass to the top of Elephant Head. From there, we will hike to Polar Peak along the Timber Bowl and Currie Bowl ridgeline. The trail offers spectacular views of Fernie, the Alberta border, and Lake Koocanusa.

PLEASE NOTE: this hike is for adventurous and experienced hikers aged 17+. 

  • The route has a short section with a feeling of exposure, a steep section with a wire cable to hold on to, and it is on uneven & rugged terrain.
  • Hiking footwear is required.
  • Polar Peak Hikes are full day excursions, approximately 5-6 hours in length.
  • Polar Peak is a challenging hike with significant elevation changes and some scrambling required.
  • Minimum of 4 guests needed to run the hike. 

Cost, including scenic chairlift ride: $200 + GST

Also offered on August 4th & September 1st.

Reservations Required: 
Call 250-423-2406 or email [email protected] to book.

Recommended Gear:

  • Daypack
  • Lunch/snacks/water
  • Sunglasses & Sunscreen
  • Camera & Binoculars
  • Additional clothing layers to allow for changes in temperature/conditions (waterproofs, sweater, hat)
  • Sturdy, comfortable footwear 

The 2024 Summer Speciality Guided Hiking Series:

JULY 7: Mountain Wildflowers

JULY 21: A 380-million-year-old history lesson: Fossils & Geology

JULY 27, AUGUST 4 & SEPTEMBER 1: Polar Peak* (Full day 5-6 Hours)

AUGUST 4: The all-natural foodie tour: Berries & Other Useful Plants

AUGUST 18: Creatures of the Forest: Birds & Wildlife

OTHER HIKES, available by reservation:

  • Half day hikes at Fernie Alpine Resort
    •  Old Growth Magical Forest (easy)
    • Megasauras/Bike Thief loop (moderate-advanced)
  • Full day hikes at Fernie Alpine Resort
    • Griz Face (moderate-hard)


2024 Elk Chairlift Schedule: Daily from 10.30am-4.30pm & until 7pm on Thursday
2023 Timber Charlift Schedule: 10am - 3:30pm, Saturdays from July 13 & Sundays August 4 & September 1.

Fernie Alpine Resort's Summer Activities and Attractions include:

  • Bike Park with 37 marked trails from beginner to expert featuring berms, bridges, ladders, stunts, bumps and flowy downhill rides
    • Full service resort rentals
    • Bike clinics, camps, lessons and races
  • Dedicated hiking trails
  • Nature Bob's Interpretive Centre
  • Guided hiking
  • Scenic chairlift rides
  • NEW Forest Grove Playground
  • Sports Alpine Retail Store with clothing, souvenirs, drinks, snacks & gear
  • Legends Restaurant for family friendly dining and patio relaxing
  • Tennis
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  • Contact Information
  • 250 423 2406
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  • 5339 Ski Hill Road, Fernie Alpine Resort, Fernie, BC, V0B 1M6