I am just curious to see how a skiing community like this feels about this construction.
Personally I'm not a big fan, because no matter how minimal the environmental impact this place still will lose its wild feeling, that it has always been famous for. As well there are already many lift serviced hills (Kicking Horse, Sunshine, Norquay, Revelstoke to the north and Kimberly, Fernie to the south) heli/cat serviced operations and many trailheads for those who wanna climb for there downhill in the area.
Jumbo Glacier Resort is a unique sightseeing destination and is the only year round ski resort in North America. It will be located at the foot of Jumbo Mountain and Jumbo Glacier — 53 km west of Invermere, British Columbia, on a former sawmill site (This is about 300km SW of Calgary through the Kicking horse pass). The resort will provide lift-serviced access to four nearby glaciers at an elevation of up to 3,419 metres (11,217 feet).
In winter, the ski area will offer a 1,715 metre (5,627 feet) 100% natural snow vertical. In summer, up to 700 metres (2,300 feet) of natural snow vertical will be available on the glaciers.
The resort’s location was chosen for its optimal snow conditions, high elevations, large glaciers, and the fact that the Jumbo Creek valley has seen significant prior use. The valley provides the easiest access to 3,000 metre high (10,000 feet) glaciers in North America.