I love Island Lake Lodge. My husband and I catskied there in the mid-90s, and also spent a couple of summer weekends there (08 and 09). We were able to get in on a cancellation last week and stayed in the Tamarack Lodge so it was just a walk downstairs for meals, spa & hot tub. Beautiful view looking out toward the 3 bears. Our guides were Nick and Brenda, who took very, very good care of us and were able to find us great ski spots even though conditions were less than perfect. Excellent food, friendly staff who knocked themselves out for us. Great après-ski snacks, too. One of many great things about catskiing is that you can eat lunch all day long! My fave was the Brie-L-T sandwich on day 3, but there is enough variety to keep anyone happy. Their fresh cookies are great, too. I sat out a run each day just so I could ride down with the cat driver -- great experience and would highly recommend it! I was one of the weaker skiers in our group but Brenda knows the mountain inside and out and always found a way to make the run work for me.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Island Lake Lodge is a multi-season property located in Fernie BC. The main focus is Catskiing in the winter. Summer includes: dining, hiking, spa, mountain biking, fly fishing, corporate retreats and a spectacular wedding venue. Experience this gem of the Canadian Rockies. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Island Lake Hotel Fernie