Disclaimer: The documents, plans and mountain/base area concepts found below are preliminary in nature, subject to continued refinement with guidance and input from First Nations, local government, stakeholders, and the public.
The Ski Slope Analysis divides the study area into a range of skiable gradients aligned with each of the primary skier/snowboarder skill classes (e.g. beginner, intermediate, advanced) and indicates that the study area has an excellent mix of terrain, predominated by intermediate and advanced ski slopes.
The Elevation Analysis displays the topographic features of the study area in 100-metre increments. This analysis illustrates the height and “flow” of the land and demonstrates that BVMR has the physical potential to offer ski and mountain bike trails with considerable vertical. Also illustrated is the reliable snow line (yellow). This is based on local snow station data and illustrates the elevation above which sufficient snowfall accumulates each year.
The Base Area Slope Analysis colour codes the land based on its physical capability to support specific types of development, ranging from all types of buildings to low-density residential, to lands that must be avoided. As expected for a mountainous location well suited for skiing, hiking, and other outdoor pursuits, these areas are limited but clearly identify exciting opportunities for Valley and Alpine villages.
Mountain Bike Slope Analysis
The Mountain Bike Slope Analysis colour codes of the study area based on suitability of the land for trail construction (not rider skill class) and illustrates that the study area has considerable potential for downhill and cross-country mountain biking.
The Aspect Analysis illustrates the orientation and solar exposure of the land with respect to the eight points of the compass. Northern exposures receive reduced sunlight and are better for snow retention, while southern exposures are more desirable for dining and residential development. The study area is not dominated by any single orientation, supporting the development of a variety of ski trails and base area experiences.
Bridal Veil Mountain Resort would not be built all at once, but over a series of phases, with each phase acting as a complete and self-sustaining resort, not reliant on the development of future phases to be viable.
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