Winter activities

Winter Lunch& SPA

The winter cat ride and lunch program includes time to snowshoe or cross-country ski around Island Lake, a picturesque alpine lake, and through the Old Growth Forest. Nestled in an amphitheatre of mountain scenery this is truly a special place to spend a day. Afterwards, a gourmet lunch awaits you with views of The Lizard Range from the picture windows. For a truly exquisite experience, add a treatment at The Spa at Island Lake.

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Snowshoe & x-Country

A relaxing snowshoe excursion is a perfect way to experience mountain paradise with a marked trail that runs around our pristine alpine lake. Snowshoes rentals are available for $20 per person. We also have a groomed cross-country trail which comes up to the lodge and goes around the lake. 

The Spaat Island Lake

The Spa at Island Lake Lodge in Fernie, BC offers a variety of spa treatments inspired by the breathtaking landscape that surrounds us. Our Spa features six treatment rooms, a retail boutique, change rooms, a serene relaxation room and outdoor sauna. Take time before or after your treatment to enjoy a cup of tea in our rustic outdoor space and spectacular mountain views. 
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Catskiing by-the-day

A great way to try cat skiing and experience some deep powder is a day-trip up to Island Lake Lodge. The day starts with us picking you up in our parking lot, located 15 minutes from Fernie. We then do some some safety training before heading up to ski and snowboard some fresh powder. Food and drinks are available in the cat throughout the day. Day-catskiing usually happens in the early and late season when conditions allow us to have an extra snowcat out. The best way to get notified when we do run day skiing is to or join our last minute day-skiing list.