Ski Touring

We are happy to now offer guided ski touring!

Guided Ski Touring at Island Lake CatskiingMcPhee_ILL_Ski Touring

Island Lake is pleased to offer guided ski touring on our 7,000-acre property during the 2015/16.  A great mix of terrain including: alpine bowls and ridges, perfectly gladed trees and spectacular peaks make Island Lake a superb backcountry-touring destination.

We will be scheduling single day ski touring on these dates:

  • Dec. 19, 20
  • Jan 23, 24
  • Feb 20, 21
  • Mar 12, 13

Please call and ask about dates outside of this schedule.  If a guide is available, we will try to make it work.

  • Island Lake offers single day tours as well as 2-night/2 day, 3-night/3 day and 4 night/4 day trips out of the lodge. Overnight trips will be based on availability of lodging.
  • The guest to ACMG certified guide ratio is 6:1.
  • The nature of the ski tour can be catered to the group’s wishes.  We can tailor the tour to ski focused or instructional, terrain and snowpack evaluation or a combination of needs.
  • We provide Mammut Barryvox Pulse Transceivers.  Other avalanche gear may be available upon request.

Single Day Trips:

  • Single day tours will be transported to the lodge at approximately 7 am and depart the lodge at 4:30 pm.
  • Single day trips will receive coffee, tea and fruit on arrival at the lodge.  Guests will be responsible for their food and drink for the duration of the day.
  • Ski Touring Day Rates: (7 – 10 Guests – $99 per person) – (3 – 6 Guests – $129 per person) – (2 Guests – $225 per person)

Multi Day Trips:

  • Multi-day trips will only be available in April.  You will arrive at 5 pm and will be transported to the lodge,  with the ski tour program commencing the following morning.  Multi-day tours will depart the lodge at 4:30 on the last day of the tour.
  • Multi-day trips require a minimum of 6 people and include: 3 meals per day, accommodation, guides and use of lodge facilities – including the hot-tub.   We will do our best to cater to your date request.
  • Ski Touring Multi-Day Rates:  $275 per person, per night (includes 1 day of guided ski touring and 1 night) Minimum 6 guests


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From Our Customers

I have gone to many cat/heli operations in the past but this is the top notch!

This is my return trip to Island Lake and this time 8 from Japan have joined me. Seclusion, access to variety ski terrains, snowfall, food and the entire experiences are very well balanced, and supported by professionals.

Ike Miyan - Tokyo, Japan