Valemount ski resort delayed until 2020

Construction of a ski resort near Valemount B.C. that was green-lit last year with a completion date of Christmas 2018 is expected to continue into 2020.

The provincial government approved the construction of a new $100 million skiing destination near Valemount, B.C., last year, but it will be another three years before Valemount Glacier Destinations Ltd. welcomes its first skiers. 

The glacier resort will feature some impressive viewpoints, according to a Valemount Glacier Destinations press release. A lift will take sightseers and skiers to Mount Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Twilight Glacier and McLennan Glacier.

“This location opens lift access to one of the best snow zones and reliable climates for snow sports on the continent,” said resort designer Tommaso Oberti of Oberti Resort Design. “It will be a true multi-peak experience surrounded by stunning glaciers.”

“Construction is planned to start next summer and will continue for two years before the project will open,” Oberti, who is also vice-president of Pheidias Group, stated in an email to Western Investor. “We are currently working on detailed design and pre-construction planning.”

The entire site will be completed within a 15- to 20-year period over three phases. The resort will have a total of 1,997 commercial and residential bed units at completion, according to the Valemount press release.

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