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  • 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Forestry: The Secret History of Trees

Uncover the story behind the burnt out stumps that dot much of the mountain and how they're part of a curse from Fernie's past. Explore the mystical, 800 year old Old Growth Grove and discover how it gives away the secret of Fernie's incredible amounts of powder snow in winter.

Explore and find out more about the mountain, the secrets it has to offer, and enjoy the beautiful scenery on a specialty hikes at Fernie Alpine Resort. Each hike has a different theme and is fully guided by experienced, professional staff. 

Hikes are 4 hours in length and go from 10:30am to 2:30pm. 
Hikes are moderate in difficulty with elevation gain and some rugged/uneven terrain.

Cost, including scenic chairlift ride: $69 + GST

Open to guests 17 years of age and older
A minimum of 6 guests are needed to run the hike (maximum 10 guests)

Reservations Required: 
Call 250-423-2406 to book, or download the BOOKING FORM and email to [email protected].

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 2023 Summer Speciality Guided Hiking Series:

JULY 2: Mountain Wildflowers

JULY 15, AUGUST 5 & SEPTEMBER 2: Polar Peak* (Full day 5-6 Hours)

JULY 16: A 380-million-year-old history lesson: Fossils & Geology

JULY 30: The all-natural foodie tour: Berries & Other Useful Plants

AUGUST 13: Creatures of the Forest: Birds & Wildlife

AUGUST 27: The secret history of trees: Forestry

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)


2023 Elk Chairlift Schedule: Daily from 10.30am-4.30pm & until 7pm on Thursday
2023 Timber Charlift Schedule: 10:30am - 4pm, July 1st, August 5th & 6th, September 2nd

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
  • Kids Forest Playground
  • 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 2406
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  • 5339 Ski Hill Road, Fernie Alpine Resort, Fernie, BC, V0B 1M6