Ski Touring – Island Lake is pleased to offer guided ski touring on our 7000-acre property during the winter.  A great mix of terrain including: alpine bowls and ridges, perfectly gladed trees and spectacular peaks make Island Lake a superb backcountry-touring destination.  Have a look at the ski touring details 

Winter Lunch & Spa

Reservations required at least 24 hours in advance.

McPhee ILL SnowShoe 5029

Nordic Ski or Snowshoe Experience

Discover all we have to offer; following your winter lunch set out into the solitude of X-country trails around our pristine alpine lake.

Snow shoes are $10. Nordic skis are not available for rent at the lodge.

Catskiing by the Day – A great way to try cat skiing and experience some deep powder is a day-trip up to Island Lake Lodge. The day starts with us picking you up in our parking lot, located 15 minutes from Fernie.  We then do some some safety training before heading up to ski and snowboard some fresh powder. Food and drinks are available in the cat throughout the day. Day-catskiing usually happens in the early and late season when conditions allow us to have an extra snowcat out. The best way to get notified when we do run day skiing is to  or join our last minute day-skiing list

Call the Office for details 1-888-422-8754.

Don’t forget to save time to relax in the Spa at Island Lake!

Have a look at the Tourism Fernie website for other ideas around Fernie

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