Summer has arrived at Fernie Alpine Resort, it’s time to get outdoors and enjoy mountains of fun and sun. Fernie Alpine Resort will open on June 24th with plans to extend their summer hours (stay tuned for more information).
New highlights for the summer;
Weekly Activities – Working with Lizard Creek Lodge, there’s a whole new weekly activity list to enjoy a Fernie Alpine Resort activity and follow it up with a meal at Cirque Restaurant in Lizard Creek Lodge, activities include Forage & Feast Tuesdays, Yoga on Saturdays, Kids Natures Hike & BBQ on Saturdays and Birding and Breakfast on Sundays.
Specialty Hikes – Adding a theme to each hike, sign up for the one that interests you and your family the most! Specialty hikes start on July 2nd, see our website or Facebook events page for the themes and other dates.
Peak to Park to Pint – Join us for a fun day of biking! Starting on the mountain at Fernie Alpine Resort, cruising downhill to Mt Fernie Provincial Park and then pedaling through town to enjoy hard-earned East Kootenay brewed beer samples. Includes guiding, lift ticket, and post ride sampler drinks. Guests then have the option to take our complimentary shuttle back to the resort. Minimum 2 participants.
Lift Accessed Mountain Top Camping – An epic camping experience in British Columbia, the first of its kind in North America, awaits you! Sleep among the stars and wake up to spectacular alpine views near the top of the Timber Chair and Fernie’s famous mountaintop restaurant, the Lost Boys Café.
Ongoing popular programs and events include;
– There’s a variety of mountain bike programs & camps for adults to check out, such as the Ladies downhill weekend, Weekday Trail Warrior Camps and Twilight Sessions.
– Plus don’t forget to keep those kids busy and outdoors during the summer! Fernie offers Kids Summer Camps – Dirt Devils Multi-Week Youth Bike Camps, Kids Freeride Bike Camps, Kids Outdoor Adventure Camps and the Kids Howl at the Moon Sleepover Camp @ Lost Boys Café.
Mountain Top, Lift Accessed Camping in the Alpine
The first of its kind in North America! Camp as close as you can get to the stars; take the Timber express chairlift to the mountain top to your campsite. Included in your ‘glamping’ experience is a guided hike a delicious raclette dinner, smore’s by the campfire and breakfast the next morning (as well as an epic view of the valley below).
Biking – Cross Country & Downhill
Whether you’re a beginner, a family riding together or a hardcore biker Fernie has a trail for you. Two lifts are available to take you to the area of the mountain you want or plenty of cross country biking trails can be accessed right from the base area of the resort. Rentals for downhill and cross country bikes are both available as well.
Nature Bob Interpretive Centre
Nature Bob has been hosting guided hikes at Fernie for over 11 years and is a wealth of information when it comes to the native plant and animal life in the area. Take a guided hike with Bob or visit his interpretive centre at the top of the Elk chairlift to see displays and learn about the surrounding area.
Hiking & Sightseeing
Venture out on your own or take a guided hike – there are a variety of trails to choose from depending on the difficulty level of a hike you desire. Don’t forget to stop at one of our look out points along the way to take in the amazing summer views from the top of the resort.
Aerial Park & Ziplines
Kids and adults have a great time monkeying around in the Aerial Park at Fernie! The course starts off easy and works its way to progressively more difficult along the way in an adventure that will keep you entertained throughout the duration. With multiple ziplines in the course you’ll get some speedy fun on the way down as well. If the kids are too little to meet our height requirements there’s a free mini course nearby for them to have some fun in too!
Lost Boys Mountain Top Café & Ice Bar in Lizard Creek Lodge
Enjoy a light meal or snack at our fully licensed mountain top café (epic views included with every meal)! Looking for a different experience? Venture over to the nearby Lizard Creek Lodge and try our Vodka ice bar – sample a variety of vodkas in our chilled out room made of ice, Helly Hansen parkas are loaned to you while in the bar.