If you’ve ever wanted to own your own ski resort and have a spare eight million bucks or so, then here’s an opportunity for you.
Powder King Mountain Resort in British Columbia, Canada, has hit the market for $8.25m. The mountain is consistently ranked number one in Canada with respect to snow and is often in SnowBrains’ own Top 9 Biggest Snowfalls list.
Powder King is an all-season mountain resort that offers outstanding skiing in the winter and a wide variety of seasonal recreational opportunities between the mountain and its sister resort – The Azouzetta Lake Resort – which is also part of the offering.
Powder King offers over 900 acres of skiable terrain, 37 runs, three lifts, and over 40 feet of annual snowfall.
Property Facts & Highlights
- 50 Room hostel style hotel
- Dining Room and Lodge with Licensed Pub
- Day-use, cafeteria-style restaurant
- Development Agreement and Master Plan that allows for significant expansion and acquisition of Crown Land
- Service shop and accessory buildings
- On-site staff accommodation
- Utility infrastructure includes hydropower, natural gas, and expandable on-site septic
According to Wikipedia, Powder King Mountain Resort, commonly called Powder King, is located in the Pine Pass area of the Northern Rockies of British Columbia’s Northeastern Interior. It is the only year-round destination alpine resort in North America found alongside a major route (Highway 97). Ranked #4 in all of North America, the area boasts the best snow quality of all Canadian ski hills.
Powder King’s slopes offer a mix of expert, intermediate, and beginner runs, with one three-person chairlift to mid-mountain, one T-bar to the top, and a handle tow at the base to assist and teach beginners. Most of the run names have a Beatles theme (including Upper & Lower Abbey, Octopus’s Garden, Anytime At All, Good Day Sunshine, Twist and Shout, Come Together, Roll Over Beethoven, Nowhere Man, Hard Day’s Night, Hippy Hippy Shake, Ticket to Ride, Paperback Rider (sic), Get Back, Revolution, Let It Be, I Will, Blue Jay Way, Getting Better, Penny Lane, Lovely Rita, and Strawberry Fields).
Originally envisioned as a “Whistler of the North”, little of the grandiose plans of various owners came to fruition. Now known for its less crowded and more intimate environment, “Whisper of the North” has become the slogan. The current complex has a full-service restaurant, a 35-room ATCO hostel-style hotel, and a small resort community of individual homes and condominiums. Members of the Canadian Ski Patrol regularly keep watch over the hill.
Further information can be found in the full listing.