When you’re know as a superlative setting for the cat-ski crowd, there’s little doubt that heaps of snow and plenty of outdoor exploration are on the menu. And what if that menu lemon and garlic sous vide prawns, shanghai noodles, lemongrass & coconut broth, king oyster mushroom, daikon, pickled cucumbers & carrots, herb & scallion, kimchi oil. Are you getting hungry?
One of the delicious lunch menu items, photo courtesy of Island Lake Lodge
At Island Lake Lodge west of Fernie in the heart of the the Cedar Valley, with the epic Canadian Rockies as your backdrop this Thursday to Sunday event not only is simply yummy, you will have a chance to ride in a snow-cat, go snowshoeing (maybe for the first-time) and then relish a rejuvenating spa experience.
Rocky Mountain views from the Tamarack Dining Room, photo courtesy of Island Lake Lodge
The day’s festivities begin with a scenic 25-minute cat ride up to the lodge, followed by a two-course in the Tamarack Dining Room. Post-meal, you can go exploring on your own via snowshoe and then a saunter to the spa, where guests can indulge in treatments that include relaxation and deep tissue massage and hot stone therapy. Then take the snow-cat back to your vehicle. The snow-cat ride cat & lunch is $89 per person ($20 for the snowshoe rentals), plus additional dollars for a customized spa treatment.
Photo by Kari Medig, snowshoeing at Island Lake Lodge
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Story by KootRocks Staffer (Shannon Harrison). Cover/top photo by Matt Kuhn.