Hemlock growth plans to be presented

New plan will reflect feedback from master plan review

A mountain biker enjoys the trails at Hemlock off season. An expansion project being considered for the resort would include making the resort open year round for recreation

 

 

The Berezan Group’s plan to expand Hemlock Resort into an all-season resort is still in the works, and a public information session is being held next month for anyone interested in the developments.

The information meeting will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Sts’ailes Lhawathet Lalem (Chehalis Healing House) at 16300 Morris Valley Road, Harrison Mills.

There will be representatives from the Ministry of Forests, Land and Natural Resource Operations, along with those from Berezan Group, owners of the resort.

They will be explaining the latest proposed plans for Hemlock, along with commitments Berezan Group has agreed to, resulting from feedback received during the master plan review process.

Hemlock t is currently a small, three run ski resort. But if the plan for expansion is successful, it could eventually cap several mountain tops and include ‘people moving’ trams between day areas, lodging and ski hills.

Some of the previous suggestions to grow the resort include a new resort community on the western shore of Harrison Lake, a marina, beach, golf course, hotels, restaurants and more. The land is part of the traditional Sts’ailes territory, and its First Nations name is Quqwathem.

The Berezan Group, owned by Ralph Berezan, bought the resort for $3 million from the B.C. government when it went bankrupt in 2006.

Hemlock is one of six mountain resorts currently under review for expansion.

Various expansion projects are also being planned at Valemount, Salmo, Shames, Whistler and Garibaldi.

To learn more, visit:

http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/mountain_resorts/resort_plans/proposed/index.htm#hemlock

Currently, the master plan available online was written in 2010 and has not been updated to reflect current information.

A second information session will be held in Langley on Oct. from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Willoughby Business Centre, #208, 8399-200th St.

news@ahobserver.com

 

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