If all goes well, Squamish might see an all-season mountain resort on Brohm Ridge, just five minutes north of the city.
Back in 2016, the provincial government granted environmental approval for the resort and the project has been picking up steam ever since.
This isn’t the only project in place for Squamish, the city might also get a 34-meter high Sea to Sky tree walk at the gondola.
Squamish Ski Resort
The idea of the $3.5 Billion Garibaldi at Squamish Ski Resort has many people excited.
The resort would create another option, on top of Whistler, for people to visit.
However, the development, funded by the Aquilini Investment Group and Northland Properties Corporation, still needs further consultation with the District of Squamish.
If everything falls into place, the resort will be built in phases and construction could begin in 2023.
Vice-president for planning the Garibaldi at Squamish, Ron MacLeod says the size of the resort would be between Whistler and the North Shore ski hills.
The resort would eventually reach 1,635 acres of ready-to-ski terrain, 131 trails, 21 lifts and a visitor capacity of 17,538 people.
Over 3,000 staff would be needed for the resort and 12.5 per cent of the resort’s beds would be for employees as part of an affordable housing plan.
Amenities that are being proposed for the resort include a bike park, snow tubing, ice skating, an alpine roller coaster.
An indoor activity centre and even sleigh rides are also being proposed.
As far as transportation goes, there will be bus service between Squamish and the resort as well as a shuttle.
Who knows, this might be the new “it” resort. Would you want to go?
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