The Lines of Legends – a history of catskiing and snowboarding

Got snow fever? This new documentary explores the last 25 years of powder therapy at Island Lake Lodge.

Clean lines and tree skiing in powder at Island Lake Lodge.

If the fresh snowflakes don’t get you itching for the ski season, The Lines of Legends – a history of catskiing and snowboarding documentary will.

Island Lake Lodge has released its new documentary celebrating 25 years of providing powder therapy in the Lizard Range nestled in the Rockies not far from Fernie.

“It’s a microcosm,” said ski guide Corrie Wright.

In the summer months Wright is part of the tree thinning crew who “create habitat for powder riders.”

The documentary features its legendary powder, which people started cat skiing when the first snow cat was delivered to Island Lake Lodge in 1988. Steve Kuijt tells the story of the frantic purchase of the lodge and 7,000 acre property from Shell in 1995 by a group who became known as the shareholders including Mark Gallup, Scot Schmidt, Jake Blattner, Craig Kelly and Jason Ford.

“In conjunction with our 25th anniversary, it only seemed fitting to produce a documentary on the history of Island Lake,” said Mike McPhee, marketing manager.

“With so much past footage and so many interesting personalities involved, it seemed only natural to put it all together into a little film.  It took over a year to do the interviews, get the rights to the past footage and put it all together and we are proud of the way it turned out.

“It will be syndicated on TV across North America, available online and on DVDs. Anyone that wants a copy can drop by our downtown office!”

My how they’ve grown from a pro ski bum’s paradise to a highend resort with gourmet meals, paired with a wine library and spa to match its legendary powder. The equation is simple; legendary powder equals bliss.

Watch the new video to get your snow fever running high. http://islandlakecatskiing.com/2013/10/lines-legends/

 

 

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