Articles and Accolades

There have been many articles and photos published from Island Lake over the last 25 years. Here are a few.


2010 - National Geographic Traveler Magazine - Stay List.  “One of the most Unique and Authentic places to stay in Canada”

“Island Lake Lodge has been a staple and influencer in the catskiing business since its inception. From the history to the terrain as detailed in the book by industry luminaries like Leslie Anthony and Mark Gallup, this place remains a fixture on any powder skier’s wish list.” - John Stifter, Editor, Powder Magazine

 “Island Lake Lodge was something to aspire to while growing up. It seemed like a utopian destination tucked deep in the Kootenays, and every single image of the place showed ridiculously deep snow, unique alpine terrain and steep chutes. When I first started reading about it, it stirred up emotions in me that I never knew I had. I quit my job working at a sawmill and moved to Fernie, partly because of Island Lake Lodge’s media presence in the ‘90s.”  - Mike Berard, Editor, Coast Mountain Culture

“I’ve made countless trips to Island Lake Lodge during the winter months, and in my opinion, it is the premiere catskiing operation in all of BC. Over twenty-five years of mountain operation experience, combined with some of the finest Rocky Mountain lodging and meals, has created the ultimate backcountry ski destination. The dramatic relief of the Lizard Mountains and enormous annual snowfall generates some of the best natural high alpine and steep tree skiing in North America. It’s great to see it documented in such a beautiful book.”  - Scot Schmidt, Pro Skier

“From a world leader in the purveyor of powder and posh alpine settings, Island Lake Lodge continues to pique our interest in the genre of catskiing through imagery and the printed word. Pushing its best-selling cookbook down the shelf, Island Lake’s history book makes a fascinating read, and its coffee table photography is enticing visual entertainment. Overall, a lovely distraction.”  - Iain MacMillan, Editor, Ski Canada Magazine

 Past Articles

2010 – Canadian Doctors Magazine  Canadian Doctors Magazine

2010 – German Ski Magazine  German_BritishColumbia_

2010 – Chill Factor Ski Magazine Chill Factor_Five Star Cats

2010 – Snowboard Canada  SBC_Island Lake Lodge_2010

2011 – Our Homes Magazine  Our Homes Magazine

2011 – Skiing Magazine  Ski Mag Article

2012 – Ski Canada  Ski Canada_Fall 12

2012 – The Toronto Star  Toronto Star July 26 Roberta Avery

2013 – The Ski Journal  Ski Journal_Schmidt_ILL


From Our Customers

Deepest Powder

I've been skiing for more than 40 years and the deepest powder I have ever skied was at Island Lake Catskiing.

Wayne Wong...World Freestyle Skiing Champion and Canadian Ski Hall Of Fame