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

2013 - West Jet Up Magazine - Hidden Gems for Summer Adventures 

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 Vancouver sun The Best day of your Life

2014 – The Mens Journal – The Kootenay’s

2014 - Calgary Herald - Making friends on a Pow Day

2014 - The Vancouver Sun - Fernie's Island Lake Lodge a skier's playground 

2015 – Outside Magazine – Island Lake Catskiing

2015 – Ski Canada Magazine – Fat Cats

2015 – Avenue Magazine – Pamper, Powder, Palet

2016 - Out There Outdoors - Hike the Canadian Rockies 

2016 - the Ski Journal - The Forth Dimension 

2016 - Crowfoot Media - Winter of our Content

2016 - Outthere Magazine - Lazy Lizard Bike Trail 

2016 - Teton Gravity Research - Behind the Line

2016 - The Fly Fishing Journal - Some Kind of Exotic  

2017 - Calgary Herald - Day tripping at Island Lake Lodge

2017 - Forecast Magazine - Piste Off  at Island Lake Lodge 

2017 - Toque and Canoe - Feasts in the Forest 

2017 - The Snowboarders Journal - The Hillside Project 

2017- Parents Canada - Ginger Bread Pancakes

2017 - Western Living Magazine - Untamed Kootenays Culinary Event 

2018 - Out There Outdoors - Explore Your Happy Place

2018 - GQ Magazine - Adventures in Fitness, Fernie British Columbia 

2018 - The Ski Journal - Hitting the Curve at Island Lake Lodge

2018 - The Fernie Free Press - Fernie Operator Wins Tourism Award 

2018 - BC News - Chefs Dominate at Untamed Kootenays

2018 - Jillian Rae Cooks - Fernie Food Weekend 

2018 - Calgary Herald - Heiko's Trail 

2018 - Avenue Magazine - Foodie Getaway

2018 - Calgary Herald - Goldilocks Hiking Trail 

2018 - The Snowboarders Journal - Then We Partied

2018 - Dish in the Kitchen - Foraging in Fernie 

2019 - For Two Please - Travel for Food

2019 - Edmonton Journal - 12 Bucket List Items in the Canadian Rockies 

2019 - Linda Hoang - Mountain Escape to Island Lake Lodge

2019 - Curiosity Calgary - Premiere Mountain Inspired Food Event

2019 - Explore Magazine - Can't Miss Adventures 

2019 - The Snowboarders Journal - The Fernie Factor 

2019 - Simply Christy Lynn - Island Lake Lodge Weekend Getaway 

2019 - The Fernie Free Press - Diamond of the Elk Valley turns 30

2019 - BC Mag - Six Reasons why Island Lake Lodge is a Must Visit this Summer 

2020 - Winds of Jane - Winter Experience at Island Lake Lodge

2020 - The Ski Journal - Off the Deep End

2024 - The Ski Journal - Best For Last 

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