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Canada Is Getting Its First Ever Year-Round Glacier Ski Resort In BC (Video)


Canada has some phenomenal alpine destinations, as well as a plethora of enchanting winter towns; however, most of its frosty ski resort fun shuts down sometime in the Spring.

All that is about to change with the arrival of Canada’s first ever year-round glacier ski resort in the picturesque town of Valemount, British Columbia. Not only will this serve adventure seekers throughout a full calendar year, but it comes with some thrilling features.

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Indeed, the proposed ski resort, set to open in 2020, includes the third highest vertical drop in the world. What’s more, this stunning drop is nestled between some stunning mountain ranges. Lifts carry boarders and skiers on peaks Mount Pierre Elliot Trudeau, Twilight Glacier, and the McLennan Glacier.

Located in the Cariboo Mountains, near the Albertan border, the resort’s development is already drawing massive international interest.


Valemount Ski Resort to Open in 2020

In addition to its beauty, the Valemount Glacier Destination Resort will feature ideal riding conditions all year long. As a result, the resort will create roughly 800 new jobs in the town.

‘The latest numbers from B.C. Assessment show a rapid rise between 2016 and 2017, with average residential properties values increasing 24 per cent — the third-highest jump in the province,” reports CBC News.

Hope is another mountain town in BC slated for a ski resort that will cost a whopping $600 million to build. While many people are excited about Hope’s potential resort, many people feel that it isn’t a good idea.

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