The Island Lake History Book

October 8, 2013

In celebration of  Island Lake’s 25th anniversary, Olichan Books and Island Lake Catskiing have produced an illustrated history of Island Lake and the Cedar Valley.  Island Lake Lodge rose to fame in the early 90’s when it became a Mecca for ski/snowboard media and pro athletes.  Stars like Craig Kelly, Scot Schmidt, Mark Gallup and Jason Ford not only filmed and shot photos there, but ultimately became owners as well.

“Island Lake is steeped in history and great stories, it is time to document what went on there” said internationally renowned photographer Mark Gallup.  Bears Above the Valley includes many outstanding images documenting rich natural and snow-sporting history of Island Lake and the Cedar Valley.  The book is co-authored by Mike McPhee and Mark Gallup with an introduction by famed ski-journalist Leslie Anthony.

Island Lake Catskiing is located in the Lizard Range of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, 10 kms from Fernie B.C.  Oolichan Books is a Fernie based publisher known for unique and authentic Canadian literature. The book is available in Fernie at Polar Peak books or online at Amazon.

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