PORTFOLIO: MOUNTAIN RESORTS

 

ISLAND LAKE RESORT

Fernie, British Columbia,Canada

 

Island Lake Resort lies at the head of a remarkable valley surrounded by magnificent mountain features in southern British Columbia.  It is an area noted for winter skiing, heli-skiing and cat skiing.  In the summer, the Elk River provides blue ribbon Cut Throat flying fishing water.

 

Although the property comprises over 7,000 acres of land, the challenge was to find a creative way to protect in perpetuity the majority of this land as permanent open space to be enjoyed for the scenic value and unique mountain recreation experience it offers while being financially viable and sustainable for the owners,