Hemlock Mountain Resort and the Lougheed Highway 7 (Scenic7BC) tourism partners are all excited to hear the announcement from the Province of British Columbia that the plans to expand the Fraser Valley Ski Resort were approved this week. In 2005 after purchasing the company from receivership the Berezan Managment group embarked on a multi year plan to expand the resorts winter facilities and to open the resort to year round recreation by providing a world class resort and lifestyle community.
The Hemlock Resort Master Plan in a one-of-a-kind all season mountain resort and lifestyle community that will enhance British Columbia’s reputation as a world class Tourism Destination describes Brent Harley the president of Brent Harley & Associates, the company who built the expansion plan on behalf of Berezan Group the company that owns Hemlock Resort.
“At buildout of the Master Plan, Hemlock will consist of 23 ski lifts servicing 283 formal trails plus glades. This is an increase of 19 ski lifts and 248 ski trails from what is currently in place. With the addition of approximately 1,108.8 hectares of developed ski terrain, this will bring Hemlock’s total developed ski terrain to 1,255.6 hectares.”
“In total, at buildout, the alpine skiing facilities will have a Comfortable Carrying Capacity (CCC) of approximately 13,440 skiers/boarders per day.”
“Over the course of the Master Planning process, it became very clear that Hemlock has the physical potential to realize their summer season goals. One of the primary summer opportunities that has been identified and incorporated into the plans is to establish Hemlock as a destination mountain biking centre, catering to both to lift serviced and cross-country disciplines. Hemlock has an ideal mix of the slope gradients and vertical for all types of mountain biking. This, along with improvements to the ski lift configuration, combined with the largely untapped market of the Fraser Valley, strongly suggests that the resort is well placed to service this opportunity.”
The announcement came from the Hemlock Resort Facebook page:
“After 7 years of focused effort, working closely together with Sts’ailes and the BC Provincial Government in the development of a new Master Plan for Hemlock Resort, we are pleased to announce that we have cleared one of the final hurdles by securing approval for the development plan. This announcement brings Hemlock resort one step closer to becoming a year round playground in the Fraser Valley.”
The announcement is welcomed by the Tourism Industry along highway 7 and will compliment the many nearby attractions, resorts, and outdoor activities that make Scenic7BC the preferred route for travelers between Hope and Vancouver.
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