Posted January 18, 2017 - 4:52 pm
Cross Country Grooming Report
We’re experiencing warmer temperatures allowing the precipitation in town to turn to rain, while at higher elevations the snow continues to fall, including at the lodge. More snow is in the forecast for the next day or two, with slightly normal temperatures returning this weekend (-6 C). Perfect weather for cross country skiing or snowshoeing!
The Lake and Meadow Trail are both open and freshly groomed as of January 17th. The Access Road is being groomed daily with Cedar Valley to the South side currently open and recently groomed. We’re working on opening the North side however hazards do still exist, including creek crossings and some exposed alders.
If you’ve never visited the Lodge in the winter before, consider joining us for lunch or a spa treatment…our restaurant and spa are open Thursday-Sunday every week until the end of March. If you’re thinking of skiing or snowshoeing up for a visit, be sure to call ahead to reserve a space in the dining room, as some dates are already full. Cat shuttles to and from the Lodge are also available; you can book ahead of time through our Reservations and Guest Services Team at 250-423-3700.
If you’re planning on enjoying the beautiful scenery along our access road, please remember that first and foremost, it is our route for transportation of all staff and guests to and from the lodge. You should expect to encounter both snowmobile and snow-cat traffic while on the road; please yield to all oncoming traffic and stay to the side of the road wherever possible. We will keep you posted as and when we are able to open the trails that skirt that road, as well as the trails up and around the Lodge itself. We’d also like to kindly ask that you keep dogs leashed and clean up after them when making use of our property.
Above all else, enjoy the fresh snow and beautiful surroundings! We look forward to seeing you at Island Lake this winter!