The two projects are very different, with Bridal Veil Mountain Resort providing numerous advantages over the smaller gondola project. Bridal Veil Mountain Resort’s superior benefits and opportunities include:
For an overview of the differences between the two projects, please see the BVMR vs. CSGP comparison document.
No. A single sightseeing gondola project has been proposed nearby. That project however has not been approved. It is currently in the application process, as per B.C.’s Adventure Tourism Policy. B.C.’s Mountain Resorts Branch is currently conducting a review process, comparing our Bridal Veil Mountain Resort project with the other proposed project to determine highest and best use, economically, socially, environmentally and culturally. Only one project will be selected to proceed. We believe that ours is the superior project.
The preliminary concept for BVMR (prior to input from local First Nations, the Province and local government) is as follows:
No. This project features a new team, a new vision, an expanded variety of activities and experiences, and significantly more opportunities to benefit local First Nations, local communities and the province.
A mountain resort operator will typically be sourced later in the project proposal process. Currently, our team includes Whistler-based Brent Harley and Associates (BHA), one of the world’s most experienced and respected mountain resort planning and design firms. For more about BHA’s experience on mountain resort projects around the world, please visit their website at www.brentharley.com.
Our team also includes RRC Associates, a Boulder, Colorado-based research and analysis firm with nearly 40 years’ experience serving high-profile clients in the travel, tourism and ski industry sectors. For more information, visit their website at www.rrcassociates.com.
At this early stage, it is too early to select a mountain resort operator. With the involvement of the Stó:lō Communities, we are confident that, should the project proceed, the mountain’s spectacular terrain and resort’s incredible potential will ensure we are able to secure the services of a world-leading mountain resort operator.
This location was selected for several reasons:
Bridal Veil Mountain Resort will be located in the Upper Fraser Valley on the eastern edge of Chilliwack, on the highlands immediately south of the Fraser River. We acknowledge that we and the proposed Bridal Veil Mountain Resort project are located in S’ólh Téméxw, the traditional and unceded lands of the Stó:lō people, since time immemorial.