Island Lake Lodge in Fernie BC is pleased to offer guided ski touring on our 7000-acres of spectacular land. A great mix of terrain including: alpine bowls, ridges, perfectly gladed trees and spectacular peaks make Island Lake Lodge a superb ski touring destination.

Scheduled Day Trip Dates 2018 – 2019 Season*:

  • Daily from December 16th – 24th 2018
  • Daily from December 30th 2018 – January 2nd 2019
  • Daily from April 2nd – 6th 2019

*Please call and check for availability

Price: $199 per person

Group Size: The guest to guide ratio is maximum 6:1. The maximum number of guests that can be accommodated is 12 per day.

Skill Level:  Strong intermediate to advanced skier with good fitness and the ability to climb up hill on skis.

Day Ski Itinerary:

  • Depart the Island Lake parking lot at 8:00 am for the lodge.
  • Guests will arrive at the Lodge at 8:30 am to meet their guide, have a quick breakfast, sign a waiver, and check equipment.
  • The snow cat departs the Lodge at 9:00 am for a lift into the ski terrain.
  • Guests will receive safety training once in the ski terrain and prior to skiing.
  • Guests ski back to the Lodge and enjoy an après beer.
  • At 4:00 pm guests depart the Lodge in a snowcat for the parking lot.

Food and Beverage:

  • Guests will receive coffee, tea, fruit, and muffins / pastry on arrival at the lodge.
  • Guests will be responsible for their food and drink for the duration of the day.
  • Guests will receive one Fernie Brewing Company beer on return to the lodge at the end of the day.

Prerequisites: Prior backcountry ski touring experience with a minimum of strong intermediate downhill skiing skills.


  • Ski touring equipment list PDF Here – Ski Touring Equipment List
  • Equipment Rental: Island Lake is able to rent personal safety equipment including a transceiver, shovel and probe for $25.

Ski touring equipment can be rented at the following locations:

The Guides Hut (phone 1-888-843-4885) or at the Gear Hub (phone 1-250-423-5555)

Services Included: 

  • Fully certified IFMGA and / or ACMG ski guide service.
  • Snowcat ride into private ski terrain.
  • Group safety equipment (radio, rescue kit, first aid supplies).

Not included in the price:

  • Lunch and snacks.
  • Personal ski touring boots, skis, skins or splitboard.
  • Personal avalanche safety equipment (transceiver, shovel, probe). These items are available for rental for $25 + tax.
  • Trip cancellation, adventure travel insurance or medical insurance.

 Trip Cancellation: A non-refundable 25% deposit is due at the time of booking. Final payment is required  14 days prior to your touring date. Booking:  For more information on ski touring or to book at trip, contact the Island Lake Reservation Team toll free at 1.888.422.8754 or email at


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From Our Customers

Deepest Powder

I've been skiing for more than 40 years and the deepest powder I have ever skied was at Island Lake Catskiing.

Wayne Wong...World Freestyle Skiing Champion and Canadian Ski Hall Of Fame