History of Catskiing at Island Lake Lodge

Oolichan Books and Island Lake Catskiing announce an illustrated history of Island Lake and the Cedar Valley

Fernie, B.C. Sept 12, 2012– Oolichan Books is collaborating with Island Lake Catskiing to produce a special tome celebrating the history of Island Lake and the Cedar Valley. Island Lake Lodge rose to fame in the early 90’s when it became a Mecca for ski /snowboard media and pro athletes. Stars like Craig Kelly, Scot Schmidt, Mark Gallup and Jason Ford not only filmed and shot photos there, but ultimately became owners as well.

“Island Lake is steeped in history and great stories, it is time to document what went on there” said internationally renowned photographer Mark Gallup. Bears Above the Valley includes many outstanding images documenting rich natural and snow-sporting history of Island Lake and the Cedar Valley.

The book is co-authored by Mike McPhee, Mark Gallup and Lee-Anne Walker with an introduction by famed ski-journalist Leslie Anthony. Island Lake Catskiing is located in the Lizard Range of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, 10 kms from Fernie B.C. Oolichan Books is a Fernie based publisher known for unique and authentic Canadian literature.


Photo: Scott Martin / Catskiing Canada

“CATSKIING CANADA is stoked to see more great exposure for the Catskiing industry like this. Mike McPhee and Mark Gallup continue to lead our industry by highlighting the essence of why we love powder and what Catskiing has done to make it more accessible to powder hunters around the world.”
Fore more information

Randal Macnair, Publisher
Oolichan Books
P.O. Box 2278
Fernie, B.C. V0B 1M0
Mike McPhee
P: 250.423.3700 ext 3002



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