BC is already home to North America’s best ski resort, but now we can add something new to our provincial snow sport resumé.
The BC government approved a plan by Valemount Glacier Destinations that will include granting sightseeing access to glaciers with elevations of 3,000 metres, and skiing access to terrain that has a vertical drop of 2,050 metres, the largest in North America.
The project will be located in the Premier Range, which is traditional territory of the Simpcw First Nation.
This will be the first facility for year-round glacier skiing available in North America as well.
The new resort will feature a lift system that will grant visitors access to the summits of Mount Pierre Elliot Trudeau, Twilight Glacier, Glacier Ridge, and Mount Arthur Meighen.
The approval of the resort’s master plan is the result of many open houses and public meetings with local government, including the current mayor of Valemount, Jeanette Townsend.
Construction for the project will commence in spring of 2017, with a public opening date set for December of that year.