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.

Equipment:

  • 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 info@islandlakeresorts.com.

 

Mark Gallup_Touring_ILL

From Our Customers

Greatest Ski Experience Ever

My friends and I travelled from Ontario to have the greatest skiing experience EVER...it paid off!!! Thanks to the great terrain and more importantly the incredible guides and staff, we truly had the trip of a lifetime.

Grant McKeracher - Toronto, ON