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Inside Island Lake Lodge – Riding the Lines of Legends

Nestled deep in the Kootenays, between two pristine valley lies one of the most beautiful places I have ever had the privilege of visiting. Just outside the picturesque town of Fernie, B.C. is the mecca called Island Lake Lodge.

    Snowboard Canada Visits Island Lake Lodge

The White Gold Rush

 “There is gold in them thar hills”. I’m not certain where that phrase came from, it’s been a century since Western Canada’s last “great Gold Rush” brought hoards chasing the dream, but it strikes a chord in me every time I hear it. In the last decade another “rush” has surfaced in British Columbia – the rush to open up BC’s backcountry skiing, the rush for “white gold”.

Great cat skiing in Canada

Dave Watts  casts his mind back a week or two to his visit to western Canada, and in particular to Island Lake Lodge, almost next door to Fernie ski resort.

Five Star Cats – the terrain, powder and luxury of Island Lake Lodge are almost too much to handle

Chill Factor Magazine takes a tour of Island Lake Lodge Catskiing and finds the finest powder experience in North America.      “Snowy – Opulent – Privileged – Hedonistic – Incomparable – Enjoyment. That’s the truest description of the Island Lake Lodge Catskiing experience I can muster.

Outside Magainze rates Fernie as Top Six for Skiing

Outside Magazine rated Fernie, British Columbia as the Sixth best Ski Destination in North America in its 2009 Hot List. “Capped with unskiable granite cliffs that limit alpine access, Fernie is not as terrifyingly steep as Blackcomb or Jackson, but the rolling expert terrain and springy powder in the trees is matched only by Island Lake Catskiing, the nearby cat-skiing operation."