An Unmatched Experience 

For years, guests have come from all over of the world to experience our legendary powder.

In addition to being a top destination in the world for cat-skiing, our lodge offers a truly unforgettable luxury, backcountry experience. Nestled in the alpine just outside Fernie, British Columbia, Island Lake features 7,000 private acres of breathtaking bowls, snow blanketed tree runs and diverse aspects & pitches. Our property features accommodation for a maximum of 36 guests, spa, cedar saunas, hot pool, après bar and acclaimed dining room.  

Want in? Contact us to be added to the wait list. 

Experience Catskiing

Relax, Recharge & Reset 

The experience begins the moment you arrive.

Once parked behind our gates, staff will help you with your luggage and load you into your snowcat for the beautiful 8km ride up to our Lodge. After getting settled into your room, you will meet the Guides and get fitted with powder skis or snowboard (each guests gets their own locker in our boot room during their stay). Next, socialize a bit in the après bar with a welcome drink and then upstairs for an intimate, curated dining experience. During your stay, all your breakfasts, lunches, après snacks and dinners are included. Guests have a selection of top-shelf spirits, impressive cocktails and an extensive wine cellar to peruse.

After each day of skiing, guests enjoy the hot pool, cedar saunas and massage therapy. Our après bar features an enormous stone fireplace, games room, ski movies - basically whatever your heart desires! 

Exactly What You Need 

Because of the level of service we provide, no more than 36 guests can experience ILL at a time.

Before your arrival, our reservations team will reach out to book your massage appointments, pass along any dietaries to chef, and coordinate any of your special requests. Private planes can land as close as an hour away in Cranbrook (YXC) and we have 2 heli-pads on site - please let the res team know if you plan to arrive by helicopter. 

Be sure to carve out some time to explore Fernie either before or after your tour. Downtown hosts an eclectic offering of shops, galleries, cafes and restaurants. 

Getting To Island Lake Lodge

getting to

Fernie, B.C. 


Mountain Lodges

Summer at 

island lake lodge

Treat yourself  & explore natural wonders at Island Lake Lodge. From hiking to relaxing in the serene environment of our mountain spa – our summer activities showcase the best that Island Lake Lodge & the mountains surrounding Fernie, B.C. have to offer. The Spa, dining events and vehicle access to the Lodge are subject to our Private Functions calendar.

Please be sure to check what's open before you visit! 

Summers at Island Lake Lodge

Operations Calendar