SCENIC CHAIRLIFT RIDES
Fernie Alpine Resort operates 2 chairlifts during the summer season - the Elk Chair and the Timber Chair.
Chairlift Hours of Operation:
Elk Chairlift: Open daily from 10:30am – 4:30pm (until 7pm on Thursdays)
Timber Chairlift: Open Saturdays, Sundays & statutory holidays from 10:30am – 4:30pm
After a scenic ride up the Elk Chair, take a leisurely hike on the Boom Trail, visit the Lizard Bowl Observation Deck, and be sure to check out Nature Bob’s Interpretive Centre! Located at the Yurt (@ top of the Elk Chair), the interpretive centre is full of picture boards & information, as well as super cool fossil displays.
On weekends, take a ride on the Timber Side! The Timber Express Chairlift will whisk you up the top of the mountain where you will experience spectacular views of the Elk Valley. In addition to the breathtaking mountain scenery, you’ll see our native trees & alpine wildflowers, and you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of our local wildlife.
During your visit to the top of the resort, enjoy a delicious lunch or snack at the Lost Boys Café, or go for a casual hike among the wildflowers on one of our alpine hiking trails. Then load the Timber Chairlift for a fun, exciting and spectacular ride back down the mountain to the base area.