Polar Peak Char Lift Opening at Fernie Alpine Resort

Ever since the snow melted off Fernie Alpine Resort this past summer, the resort crew have been hard at work building the new Polar Peak chair lift.

For months, we’ve been watching the new chair come to life and now we’re only days away from it’s opening. Saturday, January 14th is the date, be sure to mark it on your calendars, as Fernie Alpine Resort is celebrating their 50th anniversary this season and the festivities are taking place all season long.

With the lift in place and tower testing complete, Polar Peak just needs load testing and to be signed off before it can carry riders. Five years in the making, the new fixed grip triple chair will help Fernie Alpine Resort riders access 20 new runs, including an intermediate run called Polar Circus. With the new lift, Fernie is also setting new records, including Most Ski Runs in the Rockies and Most Vertical in the Rockies.

In addition to the increased terrain, increased vertical and summit experience is the significant enhancement to the resort?s snow control efforts. The Polar Peak lift provides quick access to the various ridge lines above the major alpine bowls. This is good news for resort guests ? the quicker access for ski patrol will speed up efforts to open up terrain following big dumps.

Make Fernie your next winter getaway destination and enjoy “home away from home” facilities when you choose the Red Tree Lodge as your accommodation. With affordable rates, friendly staff, unrivalled facilities and Ski & Stay packages, what more could you need!

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