Fernie Alpine Resort gears up for summer bike and hike season

Fernie Alpine Resort opens up for the summer season on June 25.

While summer has officially begun on the calendar, it will begin locally on June 25 when Fernie Alpine Resort (FAR) opens for the summer season. This season will see the return of some classic events and offerings like the BC Cup Downhill mountain bike race, SCOTT Thursday night race series and the Lost Boys Lungbuster Hill Climb.

In addition to the scheduled races, FAR also has bike clinics, lessons and downhill bike rentals on the resorts 37 marked trails offering options for all capabilities and this years rentals are the SCOTT Voltage FR 720 and SCOTT Junior Voltage downhill bikes that are sure to fill the gravity craving of any rental rider.

There is more than just cycling at the resort this summer, the dedicated hiking trails offer up unparalleled views. FAR also offers guided hikes for those looking for a professional purveyor.

FAR also offers chairlift rides, taking passengers up and down the mountain while offering almost continuous views without the work of hiking, an aerial park and zipline for those who are looking to conquer the heights.

The tennis courts will also be open and the resort will feature additional weekly events and live entertainment.

In addition to the resorts activities, lunch is offered at Lost Boys Café at the top of the Timber Chair. The resort’s base also has retail stores offering sports, clothing, souvenirs, drinks and snacks.