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GUIDED HIKING TOURS

HIKING AT FERNIE ALPINE RESORT

The lift accessed hiking at Fernie Alpine Resort offers a variety of gorgeous trails throughout our local mountain ranges, for various abilities with views that will make you want to whip out your camera at every corner. Hikes ranging from easy (great for the whole family including children) to advanced, for experienced hikers ready for an all-day adventure. All provide great opportunities to see a variety of native flora, wildlife and fossils.

Whether you're taking part in a guided hike or hiking on your own, stopping at Nature Bob's Interpretive Centre is a must when visiting Fernie Alpine Resort! Located at the top of the Elk charlift, learn more about the mountain from Nature Bob and his team of naturalist interpreters!

GUIDED NATURE HIKES

Guided Hikes are available daily from June 23 - September 30, 2018

Please book your guided hike at the Adventure Centre or call us at 250-423-2435.

LOST BOYS PASS

Difficulty: Easy
Duration: Half Day (2 hrs)
Price (includes guided hike & lift ticket):
Adult - $51.95 / Senior & Youth - $43.95 / Child - 25.95 / Family - 120.95
Other details:
• Hike must be pre-booked.
• 2 person minimum.

Description: During the tour you will pass alpine meadows with a variety of alpine wildflowers, lichens & signs of wildlife that live at this elevation. You will also see a number of rocky outcrops where the exposed limestone contains fossils of sea creatures that lived here over 200 million years ago.

POLAR PEAK

Difficulty: Difficult. Rocky terrain with significant elevation changes. Some scrambling is necessary.
Duration: Full Day (5-6 hours)
Price (includes guided hike & lift ticket):
Adult - $68.95 / Senior & Youth - $58.95 / Child - $33.95 / Family - $160.95
Other details:
• Hike must be pre-booked.
• 2 person minimum.

Description: The destination is Polar Peak at an elevation of 7010 feet. The Trailhead will be accessed via a scenic ride on the Timber Express Chairlift. The view is spectacular as you traverse Elephant Head and on the return trip you will have the option of descending on the Timber Chair, or hiking down. Bring a lunch, water and camera, and wear sturdy footwear.

OLD GROWTH MAGICAL FOREST

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Duration: Half Day (2.5 hrs)
Price (includes guided hike & lift ticket):
Adult - $51.95 / Senior & Youth - $43.95 / Child - 25.95 / Family - 120.95
Other details:
• Hike must be pre-booked.
• 2 person minimum.

Description: This tour traverses the mountain to end up in an Old Growth Forest of Western Red Cedar. The terrain is all relatively downhill terrain and will pass some spectacular views.

GRIZ FACE

Difficulty: Moderate – uneven & ruged terrain
Duration: Full Day (5-6 hours)
Price (includes guided hike & lift ticket):
Adult - $68.95 / Senior & Youth - $58.95 / Child - $33.95 / Family - $160.95
Other details:
• Hike must be pre-booked.
• 2 person minimum.

Description: This hike is an ascent of Lizard Bowl. The spectacular vistas of the Elk Valley will be unobscured and the opportunities to view wildlife will increase as you get higher. On the trip you will pass two or three areas where the alpine wildflowers are numerous and the scree slopes will provide abundant habitat for seldom seen Pika’s, and Golden Mantled Ground Squirrels. The fossils are everywhere in the limestone as this was at one time ancient shallow seabeds. The view from the top of Facelift will fill you with a sense of the magnitude of the mountains. Bring food/snacks, water, camera and wear sturdy footwear.

SPECIALTY GUIDED HIKES

Specialty hikes are offered on certain Sundays throughout the summer, so please check the date for each specialty hike prior to booking.

Explore and find out more about the mountain, the secrets it has to offer and enjoy the beautiful scenery on one of these special hikes! Our specialty hikes are fully guided by our experienced, professional staff.

There are 5 Specialty Guided Hike Tours to experience this summer - learn about fossils, wildflowers, birds & wildlife, berries & other delicious plants and trees!  Specialty Hikes are offered every other Sunday starting on July 8th.

SPECIALTY GUIDED
HIKE TOURS

SPECIALTY GUIDED HIKE
W/ LIFT TICKET

Specialty Hikes are moderate difficulty, 
and are 3 hours in length (11am – 2pm)

SUNDAY, JULY 8, 2018

A 380 million year old history lesson: Fossils & Geology
Why are the rocks in the Lizard range upside down? And how does Polar Peak tell the story of a mass extinction event 360 million years ago? Find out the answers to these questions and more as we traverse ancient sea beds, uncovering the remnants of the sea creatures that lived in ancient times.
Time: 11am – 2pm

SUNDAY JULY 22, 2018

More than just a pretty face: Mountain Wildflowers
Take a stroll through our colorful sub-alpine meadows and discover why flowers are not only beautiful but also an interesting and important part of the natural landscape & ecosystem.
Time: 11am – 2pm

SUNDAY, AUGUST 5, 2018

Creatures of the forest: Birds & Wildlife
People aren't the only animals that call Fernie home. Some, such as deer, can be seen all over town and some, such as the cougar, are elusive and rarely seen be people. Join Nature Bob as he shows you the vibrant array of creatures that can be found here, how to identify tracks and scat, and what to do if you run into a bear.
Time: 11am – 2pm

SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 2018

The all-natural foodie tour: Berries & Other Useful Plants
First Nations people once lived sustainably off the land. Luckily, some of their knowledge still remains. On this hike we show you how nature is not only tasty, but useful as medicine, material and even for cleaning your dishes!
Time: 11am – 2pm

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2018

The secret history of trees: Forestry
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.
Time: 11am – 2pm

WHAT TO BRING

• Daypack
• Lunch / Snacks / Water
• Camera & Binoculars
• Additional clothing (mountain weather & temperature can change quickly!)
• Be sure to wear sturdy footwear!

REGISTRATION

Please register for all guided hikes at the Adventure Centre or contact us at:

Phone: 250-423-2435
Email: guestservices@skifernie.com

2018 RATES

Adult
(18+)
Youth
(13-17)
Child
(6-12)
Senior
(65+)
Family*
Guided Hiking | 1/2 Day (includes guided hike & lift ticket) $51.95 $43.95 $25.95 $43.95 $120.95
Guided Hiking | 1/2 Day (guided hike only) $36.95 $28.95 $22.95 $28.95 $99.95
Guided Hiking | Full Day (includes guided hike & lift ticket) $68.95 $58.95 $33.95 $58.95 $160.95
Guided Hiking | Full Day (guided hike only) $52.95 $42.95 $30.95 $42.95 $137.95

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