Enjoy a snowcat ride through old growth forest to the lodge at Island Lake Resort. Matt Kuhn Photography/Island Lake lodge

Savour a winter wonderland experience in your own backyard

Island Lake Resort’s snowcat ride and lunch offers a new way to explore

Island Lake Resort is renowned for its premier snowcat skiing through 7,000 acres of pristine wilderness but there’s so much more to explore – with no skis required!

Located right in Fernie’s backyard, the resort encourages area residents and guests to enjoy a Winter Snowcat Ride & Lunch on the mountain.

“We’re just 14 kilometres from Fernie but it really feels like you’re deep in the wilderness,” says Mike McPhee, the resort’s director of sales and marketing. “It’s a really easy way to come up and enjoy a delicious lunch in the lodge and maybe a little snowshoeing, then relax in the spa.”

Experience a Winter Snowcat Ride & Lunch

Enjoy a comfortable snowcat ride winding through the stunning old growth forest to the lodge. Here, the Lizard Range of the Rocky Mountains provides a spectacular backdrop to your lunch crafted by Executive Chef Keith Farkas and his culinary team.

“We’re known for our cuisine, but this is a really accessible way explore and enjoy some of the finest food in the region, where the focus is on organic, traditionally raised foods as much as possible,” McPhee says.

Call 250-423-3700 to reserve your snowcat ride and lunch Thursdays to Sundays throughout the winter season (and daily Dec. 15 to Jan. 7, excluding Dec. 25. The cost is $75 per person.

Expand your experience

After lunch, explore the local scenery with a snowshoe around the picturesque lake or a Nordic ski excursion. Snowshoes are available for rental for $10 and Nordic skis for $15.

Alternatively, relax with a sumptuous treatment in the Island Lake Spa, featuring six treatment rooms where services range from manicures and pedicures to deep tissue massage and half-day retreats. Please call ahead to reserve an appointment, as treatment space is limited.

Learn more at islandlakecatskiing.com or visit on Facebook.

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