The Fernie Alpine Resort (FAR) will be operating the Timber Chair for one day after three previous seasons of the chair being closed in summers.
“We are super excited to let you know that Fernie Alpine Resort will be operating the Timber Chair on Saturday, July 30th for sightseeing and hiking!” reads an email from Karen Pepper, marketing and communications manager with FAR.
The Timber chair has been closed for the past three summer seasons and has also been closed this season, with Resorts of the Canadian Rockies executive Matt Mosteller, citing a staff shortage and other priorities.
The last summer that they had regular operation on the Timber Chair was 2018, according to Pepper, and this will be the first time that they are opening it to the public for a day (though it has been open for some ‘special private functions’).
“Please note that we will be opening the Timber Chair on July 30th for hiking and sightseeing only (no biking).”
The Timber Chair lift hours will be 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with the Lost Boys Cafe to be open until 2 p.m. for cold drinks and light snacks.
Regular sightseeing lift ticket rates will apply.
Limited hiking trails will be available, including Lost Boys Look Out (to Observation Deck), Lily Loop, and Pika Pass.
“All other Timber side hiking trails will be closed to public – please respect all closures.”
Polar Peak will be available for a ‘special’ guided hike only, which people must register for.
“We hope you enjoy your day on the Timber Side!”