Island Lake Catskiing Kicks Off the 2010 Season with a Host of Promotions One of Canada’s Oldest and Most Well Respected Catskiing Operations Offers Skiers A Number of Special Packages and Deals for the Current Season.
News-Antique.com - Feb 22,2010 - Fernie, British Columbia, Canada, February 12, 2010 – The B.C. ski season is off to a roaring start with deep, dry champagne powder already lining the mountains of the Canadian Rockies. To make matters even more interesting for skiers, Island Lake Lodge, located just outside the mountain village of Fernie, is offering several special deals and promotions for this winter season.
Island Lake Catskiing is the flagship of the Island Lake Resort Group, which also includes nearby Cowboy Powder Catskiing and Mica Heliskiing (just outside of Revelstoke B.C.). Although all three operations have a reputation for quality and excellence, Island Lake is the oldest and by far the most well known. Dating back almost 25 years, Island Lake Mountain Tours was founded in 1986. The company’s first catskiing expeditions began in 1988 on land that was originally owned by the Shell Oil Company.
The owners of Island Lake Mountain Tours, bought the land from Shell in 1994, making the them the only outfit in B.C. to actually own the land they operated on. Since that time Island Lake Resort has been expanded considerably to include 4 separate lodges, a spa and a large collection of fine wines to accompany expertly prepared meals.
Most people that visit Island Lake, come for one reason only: to enjoy some of the best powder skiing on the planet. Located in the Lizard Range, a subsection of the Canadian Rockies, Island Lake sits on seven thousand acres of pristine alpine terrain, which encompasses a large portion of the Cedar Valley. This breathtaking place is home to a seemingly endless assortment of private bowls, valleys and gladed forests, which consistently boast some of the best ski conditions in the world.
Guests at Island Lake are transported to a number of world class ski spots including the front and back sides of Mt. Baldy, Mt. Fernie, Faceshots, Cabin Bowl, The Three Bears, Lizard Pass and The Wolverines, on snowcats (machines traditionally used to groom ski trails.) This method of transportation allows skiers to access hard to reach, backcountry runs that are renowned for their scenic beauty as well as propensity for deep dry powder.
This year, visitors can enjoy catskiing at Island Lake at unbelievably low rates. Packages currently being offered include a 2 day 1 night special, which is now only $1099, a 2 day 2 night special for as little as $1250 as well as the Stay an Extra Tour deal, which consists of a 20% discount on any additional tour, designed for folks who enjoy their first tour so much that they want to stay for a few extra days.
For people who really enjoy catskiing, there is a special promotion that consists of a 20% discount off any Powder Cowboy tour when people purchase a tour at Island Lake. This allows visitors to experience some of the best powder skiing on the planet at two of British Columbia’s premier catskiing locations. The Book 3 Get 1 Free special, on the other hand, features