Summer at Fernie Alpine Resort is in full swing, with record summer passes purchased and many visitors and residents enjoying all that the lift-access offers including a variety of hikes and an extensive network of trails for all levels of riders and preferred styles of riding.
This month we are featuring a trail suited to the intermediate rider - Hollow Tree! For details on all 34 trails, please visit skifernie.com.
Hollow Tree to Lizard Lane
Style - Technical (Hollow Tree) and Freeride (Lizard Lane)
Distance / Elevation - 1000 metres / 170 metre descent
Get off the Elk Chair and head down the upper section of the Deer Trail - the entrance to Hollow Tree is on your left after you pass Top Gun (another fun flow trail for intermediate and advanced riders). The trail enters the forest with the Aggravated Assault trail, and the two share the same first section. The trails then split from each other - stay right for Hollow Tree and enjoy the rest of the ride on loamy terrain with lots of roots and technical riding. Near the bottom of the trail, pop out of the trees, cross the access road and roll down Lizard Lane - a wide, machine-made flowy finish full of big berms and rollers.
For those who like to pedal - it’s easy to connect from town to the resort! From Mount Fernie Provincial Park - connect to Ben Emmet either via the Nordic Society trail or Sherwoody/Woody. Ben Emmet connects to Boom Creek, then a left on Hobbits Trail will take you to the resort base area. From here you could continue to Double Creek Ext and Double Creek, and even add Silk / Manchuria / Scandia Loop (the resort’s winter cross country ski trails) if you want more mileage! Or get a day pass, and check out some of the great trails off the Elk Chair.
No matter what your style of riding, there are trails for you in Fernie, BC!