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Credit(s): Province of British Columbia
VICTORIA - After one of the most extensive review and consultation processes in British Columbia's history, the Province has approved the Jumbo Glacier Resort Master Development Agreement, which allows the resort to proceed.
Glacier Resorts Ltd. received an Environmental Assessment Certificate for Jumbo Glacier Resort in 2004, which included 195 commitments to mitigate environmental impacts. The resort master plan was approved in 2007. The Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations will pursue the establishment of a large wildlife management area to protect Grizzly bear habitat.
The resort could be North America's only year-round, glacier-based ski resort. The resort will be in the Purcell Mountains, 57 km west of Invermere, on the site of an old sawmill. The completed ski resort will feature up to 23 lifts, a 3,000 metre-high gondola and spectacular world-class views.
Steve Thomson, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations -
"After more than 20 years of comprehensive ...