At Island Lake, a guide, a tail guide and a cat driver
accompany each group. All guides have been trained and certified by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides and / or are
members of the International Federation of Mountain Guides. The tail guides have advanced first aid training and, at a minimum
Avalanche Association Level One certification. Both guides and
tailguides participate in ongoing training sessions, and remain current with
practices found elsewhere in the industry. Island Lake cat drivers take part in
pre-season training that includes basic avalanche awareness and first aid.