I love backpacking for what it promises me: solitude, beautiful scenery, and a natural camping experience free from the noise of generators or loud music at the campsite next to me. The one thing I don’t like though is having to walk for hours to reach my campsite, while carrying everything I’ll need for the night on my back.

This summer at Fernie Alpine Resort, you can enjoy a peaceful wilderness camping experience without the burden of carrying a pack long distances. Simply hop on a chair lift at the resort with your overnight gear and access a gorgeous mountaintop campsite, a short walk away from the top of the lift.

Mountaintop Camping at Fernie Alpine Resort (photo: (photo: Nicole Matei)


This is lift-accessed camping and it’s one of the new programs that Fernie Alpine Resort is offering to attract visitors to the hill in the summer season.

The Lost Boys Camping Experience in Fernie, British Columbia, is the first of its kind in North America. Each package includes lift tickets to get you up and down the mountain, a campsite for one night, and a guided hike on one of Fernie’s beautiful alpine trails.

Also included in the package is a delicious raclette dinner, s’mores over the campfire, and breakfast the next morning! So not only do you get to camp on top of a mountain, without hiking up the mountain, you also don’t have to cook! Sign this mom up!


Lift-Accessed Camping in Fernie (photo: Nicole Matei)


What will you have to bring

  • A tent, sleeping bags, and mattresses (and tents can be rented from the resort)
  • Basic clothing and plenty of layers as the temperature is sure to drop overnight
  • Lunch for your first day, snacks, basic supplies for day hiking, and food for the second day if you decide to do additional hiking before taking the chair lift down
  • Basic overnight camping gear (think headlamps or flash lights, tooth brushes, etc.)


When can you book your mountaintop camping experience

The Lost Boys Camping Experience is offered is offered on Saturday nights throughout the summer season. Contact the resort directly to reserve your campsite and to inquire about additional nights that might open up this summer.

Visit the Fernie Alpine Resort website for more information on dates, availability and pricing.


A campsite with a view at Fernie Alpine Resort (photo: Nicole Matei)


And Just for the Kids!

If you’re staying in Fernie this summer as a family, you might want to consider signing the kids up for a Howl at the Moon Campout at the Lost Boys Café. The camp is offered on select weekends this summer.

The campout is fully supervised overnight by Fernie Alpine Resort camp staff, and includes a single ride lift ticket, Saturday dinner & s’mores/snacks, Sunday breakfast and special camp out programming.

Top of the Timber Chair, Fernie Alpine Resort (photo: Tanya Koob)


Visit the Fernie Alpine Resort website for more information on dates, availability and pricing.