Plans Approved for $2.5-Billion Vision to Create One of British Columbia’s Largest Resorts

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Artist’s rendering of what the resort might look like in 2050. Credit: OCP

A multi-billion-dollar vision to transform a small ski resort nestled in the mountains between Mission and Agassiz in the Fraser Valley into one of BC’s largest ski destinations just took a step closer to reality.

“The plans present a compelling vision for a major expansion that will, over time, transform Hemlock Valley into a dynamic four-season resort community.

– Official Community Plan (OCP)

Last week, the Fraser Valley Regional District approved the OCP for the Hemlock Valley area, which includes Sasquatch Mountain Resort. The plan aims to grow the resort’s daily capacity from 1,600 to over 16,000, increase lodging capacity from 1,000 to 20,000, and have 23 lifts and 283 runs over 2,700-acres of ski terrain. Whistler Mountain, by comparison, has 3,415-acres of ski terrain.

“We’ve been in the planning phase the last five to six years and it’s really exciting to finally move into the development phase.”

– Johanne Dyck, general manager of Sasquatch Mountain Resort, told CTV

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Sasquatch Mountain Resort, BC. Credit: Sasquatch Facebook

The proposal would see new condos, hotels, restaurants, and retail space built over the next 20-years. The construction of a hostel and staff accommodations with retail space could begin in summer 2023, followed by 600 condo units and 80,000 square feet of commercial space in 2024.

“All of it is to help bring together that resort community feel where you’ll be able to walk from one area to the next like you would see in Sun Peaks or Whistler Village.”

– added Johanne Dyck

The project is estimated to cost upwards of $2.5 billion.

Sasquatch Mountain Resort, British Columbia, Canada
Sasquatch Mountain Resort, BC

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4 thoughts on “Plans Approved for $2.5-Billion Vision to Create One of British Columbia’s Largest Resorts

  1. This is a 1,300 foot vertical beginners mountain and it doesn’t look like there is any difficult terrain to develop if they wanted to, but it still makes An’s 10 year plan lol.

    1. That is correct Warren. It’s also low elevation meaning a roll of the dice between rain and snow (usually wet slop snow like Baker or the Vancouver hills)

  2. Thank you Colin for the good wishes. Yes I’m very excited!

    I will be there soon. 10 years out. I’m still relatively young. Just coming into my prime earning years.

    Also I don’t live in California. I hate that liberal socialist state. Looking forward to watching it fall on its face one day.

  3. Anon just got a boner. See dude, it’s time to leave California. Go stake your claim…if you can afford it.

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