The Snow Report
BEST FOR: LUXURY
With 2,600-vertical-foot runs and an annual 470 inches of snow, it’s hard to believe the skiing isn’t the best part about Island Lake. Located nine miles from Fernie, the facilities include a full spa with massage therapists, bedrooms with soaker tubs, and a bar that serves local beers like Ol’ Willy Wit, a Belgian white ale. You can’t beat elk osso bucco with truffle polenta in the Ancient Timbers dining room while you gaze up at the lines you skied on the Lizard Range’s 7,000 acres of terrain. From $730 per day; includes lodging, meals, avalanche safety equipment, and gear rental.