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  • Sunday • July 30, 2023
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At over 2100 meters, Polar Peak provides stunning 360-degree panoramic views of the surrounding area.

The group will start from the top of the Timber Express chair (single ride lift ticket included) and climb up through Lost Boys Pass to the top of Elephant Head. From there, we will walk the Timber Bowl and Currie Bowl ridgeline to Polar Peak. The trail offers spectacular views of Fernie, the Alberta border, and Lake Koocanusa. Please note that this hike is for adventurous and experienced hikers. The route has a short section with a feeling of exposure (there is a steep section with a wire cable to hold on to), and the route is on uneven & rugged terrain. Hiking footwear is required. This is your chance to experience Polar Peak this summer, as the route is not open to the public for hiking outside of this guided hiking experience.

Cost, including scenic chairlift ride: $105
For guests 17+, A full day hike, approx 5-6 hours
Reservations Required. Call 250-423-2435 to book, or download the BOOKING FORM and email to [email protected].

All hikes are guided by experienced, professional staff. 
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 2022 Summer Hiking Series:

JULY 10: A 380-million-year-old history lesson: Fossils & Geology

JULY 15 & 30: Polar Peak

JULY 24: Mountain Wildflowers

AUGUST 21: The all-natural foodie tour: Berries & Other Useful Plants

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)


2022 Elk Chairlift Schedule: Daily from 10.30am-4.30pm & until 7pm on Thursday

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 special events, including the SCOTT Wednesday afternoon Kids/Junior and Thursday Night Adult race series
  • Dedicated hiking trails
  • Nature Bob's Interpretive Centre
  • Guided hiking
  • Scenic chairlift rides
  • Sports Alpine Retail Store with clothing, souvenirs, drinks, snacks & gear
  • Kelsey's Restaurant for family friendly dining and patio relaxing
  • Tennis
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  • Contact Information
  • 250 423 2435
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  • 5339 Ski Hill Road, Fernie Alpine Resort, Fernie, BC, V0B 1M6