Year-round mountain resort proposed for Fraser Valley
A new year-round mountain playground in the Fraser Valley?
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.