Articles &Accolades

“Island Lake Lodge has been a staple and influencer in the catskiing business since its inception. From the history to the terrain as detailed in the book by industry luminaries like Leslie Anthony and Mark Gallup, this place remains a fixture on any powder skier’s wish list.” 

– John Stifter, Editor, Powder Magazine


 “Island Lake Lodge was something to aspire to while growing up. It seemed like a utopian destination tucked deep in the Kootenays, and every single image of the place showed ridiculously deep snow, unique alpine terrain and steep chutes. When I first started reading about it, it stirred up emotions in me that I never knew I had. I quit my job working at a sawmill and moved to Fernie, partly because of Island Lake Lodge’s media presence in the ‘90s.”  

– Mike Berard, Editor, Coast Mountain Culture

“I’ve made countless trips to Island Lake Lodge during the winter months, and in my opinion, it is the premiere catskiing operation in all of BC. Over twenty-five years of mountain operation experience, combined with some of the finest Rocky Mountain lodging and meals, has created the ultimate backcountry ski destination. The dramatic relief of the Lizard Mountains and enormous annual snowfall generates some of the best natural high alpine and steep tree skiing in North America. It’s great to see it documented in such a beautiful book.”  

– Scot Schmidt, Pro Skier 


“From a world leader in the purveyor of powder and posh alpine settings, Island Lake Lodge continues to pique our interest in the genre of catskiing through imagery and the printed word. Pushing its best-selling cookbook down the shelf, Island Lake’s history book makes a fascinating read, and its coffee table photography is enticing visual entertainment. Overall, a lovely distraction.” 

 – Iain MacMillan, Editor, Ski Canada Magazine

Past Articles

2010 – Canadian Doctors Magazine  Canadian Doctors Magazine

2010 – German Ski Magazine  German_BritishColumbia_

2010 – Chill Factor Ski Magazine Chill Factor_Five Star Cats

2010 – Snowboard Canada  SBC_Island Lake Lodge_2010

2011 – Our Homes Magazine  Our Homes Magazine

2011 – Skiing Magazine  Ski Mag Article

2012 – Ski Canada  Ski Canada_Fall 12

2012 – The Toronto Star  Toronto Star July 26 Roberta Avery

2013 – Outside Magazine The Best Catskiing in North America

2013 – The Ski Journal  Ski Journal_Schmidt_ILL

2013 – The Calgary Herald  Fernie Winter Dreamland

2014 – Toque and Canoe  Romancing the Snow

2014 – Freeride Media TV Show Island Lake Catskiing

2014 – Ski TV  Island Lake Catskiing January 2014

2014 – The Mens Journal Catskiing British Columbia’s Lizard Range

2014 – Toque and Canoe Hiking Heiko’s Trail

2014 – The Montreal Gazette Greedy Powder in the Cedar Valley

2014 – The Calgary Herald Take the best day of your life and multiple by 10 – thats catskiing

2014 – The Vancouver sun The Best day of your Life

2014 – The Mens Journal – The Kootenay’s

2015 – Outside Magazine – Island Lake Catskiing

2015 – Ski Canada Magazine – Fat Cats

2015 – Avenue Magazine – Pamper, Powder, Palet

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