Fernie Alpine Resort elevates the camping experience

As of July 16, Fernie Alpine Resort (FAR) will be bringing its offerings to new heights.

Starting on July 16

As of July 16, Fernie Alpine Resort (FAR) will be bringing its offerings to new heights. FAR will be the first in North America to offer lift accessed camping. Glamorous camping or ‘glamping’ will be taking place at the top of the Timber chairlift.

Campers will sleep near Lost Boys Café. Senior Vice President, Marketing, Sales & Resort Experience, Resorts of the Canadian Rockies, Matt Mosteller spoke with The Free Press about RCR’s latest offering in Fernie.

“[It’s] so vital to broaden our reach. To provide different experiences is so important, to get as many people the opportunity to experience the mountains and the outdoors. [It] gives people more reasons to add Fernie to their to do list and also gives those who already love it a chance to do more here and experience the beauty of the alpine,” he said.

Currently FAR is the only resort known to have this style of glamping in the works. When asked about why FAR was chosen as the first RCR resort to offer camping, Mosteller responded with, “Fernie is a perfect place as we have a beautiful alpine meadow that is perfect for a night under the stars.”

Campers will ride the chairlift up and find their provided tents already set up and waiting for them. According to a press release from FAR, during the Lost Boys Alpine Camping experience campers will sightsee, be led on a guided hike, have a raclette dinner, and breakfast, champagne upon arrival and smores by the fire before bedtime.

Mosteller believes that it will be primarily single-night experiences and is opened to everyone, but is ideal for those who don’t backpack.

“The feedback has been very positive – like awesome, people have been wanting to go camping in a high alpine meadow but did not want to backpack there so now with the lift it is giving access to many who would never do this but can have this magical experience,” he said. “We are just really getting started sharing this new experience and we think it will be popular.”

Lost Boys Camping will be available on weekends, for booking or more information visit skifernie.com or call the resorts Guest Services at 250-423-2435.

 

Just Posted

High school presents Alice In Wonderland

Since January the students, costume designers, set designers and musicians worked on this performance.

Boxers represent Fernie in Lethbridge

Two boxers from Fernie Old School boxing will be representing their mountain… Continue reading

Mountain biker rescued

An injured mountain biker has been rescued by Fernie Search and Rescue.

Cameras to capture airborne dust

The District of Sparwood will install two cameras to document airborne dust caused by a nearby mine.

Homeless people living on ‘Surrey Strip’ move into modular housing

BC Housing says 160 homeless people are being moved into temporary Whalley suites from June 19 to 21

EDITORIAL: All children created equal

There are still some who justify President Donald Trump’s treatment of migrant children

BC Ferries posts strong earnings before rate cuts

Last year highest ever for vehicle traffic, most walk-ons in 20 years

More than 150 tremors hit Vancouver Island in last 24 hours

Seismologists monitor to see if pressure will be added to major fault

Snapchat used to make mass shooting threat in Kamloops

RCMP did not dub the threat a hoax, instead called it “unsubstantiated”

B.C. groups file response to government’s fight against solitary confinement

B.C. Supreme Court judge suspended ruling for one year to give government time to draft legislation

National sports organizations have to report allegations of abuse immediately

Sporting organizations will lose federal funding abuse goes unreported, says Kirsty Duncan

BC conservation officers release badger from wolf trap

Badger recovering after being caught in trap near Williams Lake

B.C. Christian school mulls covenant, future of law school after court ruling

The university still wants to open a law school, but is looking at its options.

Most Read