A slower day out at Island Lake Lodge - powder heaven just outside Fernie

Mike McPhee, Director of Sales and Marketing, (left) takes a group of snowshoers for a hike around the lake on a snowy day. - Photo by Angela Treharne
Mike McPhee, Director of Sales and Marketing, (left) takes a group of snowshoers for a hike around the lake on a snowy day.
— image credit: Photo by Angela Treharne

Think Island lake Lodge is all about cat skiing?

For those who prefer to take things a little slower, there are other options that still allow you to get up there and enjoy the stunning lodge and surroundings, and of course, enjoy some of the delicious food Island Lake Lodge is also famous for.

Take the afternoon off work, switch off your devices, and visit a winter wonderland. The snowcat will meet you at the Island lake Lodge parking lot five minutes outside Fernie and whisk you up to the lodge in about 20 minutes.

From there, borrow some snowshoes and set off for a quick hike around the lake to work up an appetite. Then enjoy a well-deserved lunch in the Tamarack dining room. The culinary philosophy of head chef Keith Farkas at Island Lake Lodge is creating hearty and distinctive dishes using fresh, regional, local and organic ingredients. Farkas insists that everything is made in house, even the bread.

If it’s Friday or Saturday, and you really feel like a taste of luxury, head down to the spa for a treatment of your choice after lunch, and leave at the end of the day fully relaxed.

Mike McPhee, Director of Sales and Marketing, said Island Lake Lodge is still focused on the catskiing operations, but wants members of the community to still be able to enjoy it even if they don’t ski or snowboard.

Visit www.islandlakecatskiing for more information.


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