New Ski lift is officially open at Fernie Alpine Resort. The Polar Peak lift officially opened with rave reviews and celebration of the 50 years of skiing in the community of Fernie, British Columbia. Polar Peak gives a new meaning to Peak experience. Polar Peak is the only new lift in the BC Rockies this year and the only new lift in Canada that goes to the mountain top. This lift is a game changer for ski resort statistics in the Canadian Rockies as now Fernie Alpine Resort has the most vertical and most ski runs in the Rockies. Most importantly yesterday for the Grand Opening ceremony was the celebration of 50 years of skiing in Fernie, British Columbia, and a tribute to all of the powder pioneers in our community, a tribute to those who helped construct the lift (they worked long hard hours and too many names to mention- but we thank you all!) and a thank you to all who ski and ride with us at Fernie Alpine Resort. We had a Facebook contest which had thousands of entries for the right to be in the coveted First Chair seat. The Guides Hut crew won the contest and these guys were pumped and sharing their passion for skiing and riding at Fernie Alpine Resort. We were fortunate to have City Councillor Willard Ripley, Mike Delich and Gordon Dixon on the next chair. It is truly an honor to have these 3 involved in the 50th Anniversary Celebration as they have each played a very important role in the skiing history of our community and the sport of skiing is very fortunate to have such passionate individuals engaged and involved.