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Old 03-20-2012, 04:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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20 years and it got signed today. Year round skiing and up to 23 lifts. Not sure how will it will go with no large city nearby?


B.C. approves Jumbo Glacier ski resort near Invermere
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Time to start petitioning for a skytrain line to Invermere.
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Old 03-20-2012, 07:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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OMG!! Hopefully I get to see it before I am too old to snowboard. Year round resort is like Christmas everyday of the year!
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interesting article. I am guessing that it would just kinda be a park in the summer?
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interesting article. I am guessing that it would just kinda be a park in the summer?
Jumbo Glacier Resort -- Official Project Information Website

Negative, still skiing and boarding in the summer! There is a great PDF on the site of the overall master plan.
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hmmm, 55km past Invermere isn't to far but its not to close either (calgary), seems like a small population base like was mentioned earlier.
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another place to take the alberta dollars away from revy!

rcr buys out both revy and jumbo, moves to gondola to jumbo for a couple years then pulls the plug completely


might as well push through the Cheam pipe dream while we're at it, yeah lets have a north facing resort with south facing slopes people will eat that shit up


what a load of fuck
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It's really big news that it's going through. I've been following the story for the past 15 years or so and it seemed at one point like it wouldn't (which I would have preferred).
23 lifts to service max 3000 people per day?!? Someones math seems a little off.
Have you seen the build plan? Looks like it's pretty much going to be a resort for rich beginner-intermediate tourists who are more concerned with the scenery and apres ski than the actual skiing... bland boring flat glacier runs. At least the snow will be excellent and skiing in mid-summer once or twice would be neat. Might be some great lift accessed backcountry.

Actually the more I think about this, this could be a good thing... attracting all those punters to Jumbo leaving the good hills to the shredders.
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Old 04-10-2012, 01:16 PM   #9 (permalink)
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For what my opinion is worth, it ain't a gonna happen anytime soon.

Given the collapse in the economy (the recreation sector in particular) I can't see any investors being foolish enough to buy into this for the foreseeable future. None of the ski hills in B.C. did particularly well this year and memories of the fiasco at Revelstoke are still fairly fresh.
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For what my opinion is worth, it ain't a gonna happen anytime soon.

Given the collapse in the economy (the recreation sector in particular) I can't see any investors being foolish enough to buy into this for the foreseeable future. None of the ski hills in B.C. did particularly well this year and memories of the fiasco at Revelstoke are still fairly fresh.
You could be right, but that's the same thing that was said about Kicking Horse and a few years later about Revelstoke... and both are slowly becoming successful. The econmy may have 'collpased' but don't tell that to anyone in Alberta or Saskatchewan, where no recession was felt at all (infact, stronger growth happened). Albertans being a large percentage of the skier visits to many BC hills.
I'm not sure what you're referring to by the hills in BC failing to do particularly well this year... skier visits generally go hand-in-hand with snowfall amounts and the preliminary reports this year suggest around normal numbers (although once again, much higher this year in Revelstoke compared to last, over doubling the number from two years ago)
Not trying to rip on you, but I just think your a little off on this one.
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