A few days ago, Curbed Ski reported on the latest development in the fight over Jumbo Glacier Resort. The controversial proposed ski area in British Columbia wants to build a massive new resort with 14,640 skiable acres (Whistler/Blackcomb is 8,171 skiable acres), 23 chairlifts spanning four different glaciers, 5,627 vertical feet of skiing, and 2,300 vertical feet of summer skiing on Jumbo Glacier. And while we wait for environment minister Mary Polak to decide whether to renew the project's environmental certificate or not, Curbed Ski decided to turn the question over to you: what's your opinion on Jumbo Glacier Resort?
There's been plenty of debate since the project was first proposed decades ago. The scale, fiscal feasibility, and environmental impact of the project has been criticized for years, especially given that the full build-out of the project would require 20 years of construction activity at an estimated cost of almost one billion dollars.
The plans for Jumbo Glacier Resort include a base village of 5,500 beds on 272 acres. Basically, it's like creating a town of 10,000 people from scratch. Currently, the glacier is used mainly by Canadian skiers who tour in to access a backcountry hut or go heli-skiing, and it used to be used by Canadian race teams who used snowcats to train on the glacier in the summer.
Head over here to learn more about the latest drama over construction, but now tell us:
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