Year-round mountain resort proposed for Fraser Valley

A new year-round mountain playground in the Fraser Valley?

Original article written April 13, 2021 by Michele Brunoro for CTV News

That’s what one group is proposing for some of the pristine mountains that surround Chilliwack.

Bridal Veil Mountain Resort is pitching a project that would see 11,500 acres of Crown land used for a resort it claims could draw both local and international visitors.

“It would have the ability to employ upwards of 1,800 people and could easily generate a quarter billion dollars of tourist revenue for the province,” says proponent Robert Wilson.

The proposal would use a gondola to take guests up to the pedestrian-only resort, which would offer skiing in the winter and mountain biking and hiking in the summer.

“We don’t want to say we’re copying Whistler. We want to make this a unique opportunity unto itself,” Wilson said.

The proposal is in the very early stages and proponents says they are working with local Indigenous groups.