Posted January 28, 2017 - 8:20 am

Cross Country Trail Update

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The Lake and Meadow Trail are both open and the Access Road is being groomed daily. The Access Road has variable conditions, including some icy sections. Cedar Valley to the South side is currently open. We’re working on opening the North side however hazards do still exist, including creek crossings and some exposed alders.

Winter grooming of the Lazy Lizard has been completed and we are now seeing increased activity to Island Lake Lodge. We want to remind trail users of a few important points. Island Lake property is restricted to non-motorized use. Dogs on the Lazy Lizard trail must be under the control of the owner. A dog not under control poses a significant threat to wildlife, other trail users and Island Lake staff. Dogs are allowed at Island Lake Lodge only if leashed, accompanied by and under the control of the owner. Never travel beyond signs that read: DANGER AVALANCHE HAZARD GUIDED GROUPS ONLY. Read and follow all other informational and safety signs on Island Lake property.

CAUTION: We have had a lot of Moose activity on all of our trails and would like to warn visitors! Make lots of noise if approached or feel they may be nearby. BE SAFE!

If you’ve never visited the Lodge in the winter before, consider joining us for lunch or a spa treatment…

Open Thursday to Sunday, lunch is offered 11am-2pm – Advance Reservations Required. Spa is available 9:30am -4pm, with advance reservations also required.

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

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