British Columbia (Canada) may be home to a massive new ski resort adding to a list that already includes Valemount Glacier, Zincton, Saddle Mountain and Jumbo Glacier. A unique feature of the proposed Bridal Veil Mountain Resort is its proximity to large population centers, according to a story on Liftblog.com It is located along the Trans-Canada Highway, about 1.5 hours outside Vancouver and 2.5 hours north of Seattle.
The proposal includes two 3,300 ft. vertical gondolas providing access to alpine villages and numerous “skiing pods”. One gondola would provide access to a “vehicle-free mountain recreation area”, dedicated to skiing or snowboarding, backcountry touring, hiking, sightseeing, mountain biking, and year-round ecological and Indigenous cultural programs, according to the project website.
Downhill skiing and snowboarding terrain would run from approximately 3,280 feet to as high as 5,673 feet atop Mt. Archibald.
The project could eventually encompass 11,500 acres through multiple build-out phases.
Idaho’s Schweitzer Mountain Resort has signed on to become the 45th Ikon Pass mountain in North America, according to another article on Liftblog.com. Ikon Pass holders will enjoy up to 7 days of access at Schweitzer and Ikon Base Pass holders will get 5 holiday-restricted days. Schweitzer’s top tier local passholders will receive an Ikon Base Pass valid at destinations worldwide.
According to the article, Schweitzer is planning for continued visitation growth of about 5 to 10 percent over the next couple of years and will make “continued investments to help the mountain to absorb that growth.” This summer, the resort will dedicate more than $250,000 to increase the capacity of the Stella Express by 15 percent (235 people per hour).
Utah’s Snowbasin Resort and Salomon announce a new multi-year partnership in which Salomon will provide Snowbasin with equipment for rentals and lessons. The partnership between the two Northern Utah-based companies will add a community access point for Snowbasin guests and bolster offerings of the resort’s award-winning “Learn & Earn” program. The Learn & Earn program won the National Ski Areas Association’s Conversion Cup in 2018 for its success in introducing newcomers to skiing and snowboarding.
Through the partnership, Snowbasin guests will now have access to an entirely new demo fleet of Salomon skis and snowboards for rentals and lessons, providing access to some of “the best technology in the industry”, according to a recent press release announcement. Salomon is located in Ogden, Utah not far from Snowbasin.