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, business and vacation opportunities.

 

 

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

 

Just Posted

Langley equestrian vaulter dominates at BC Games

Danae Moore takes home four gold medals, winning every individual event

Langley City prefers Skytrain but will accept LRT, with conditions

Council declared Skytrain “superior” to planned LRT connection during December closed-door meeting

Langley, Nelson, Abbotsford riders takes top spots in horse vaulting at BC Games

This weekend, athletes took to the Cowichan to deliver their best poses on horseback

TWU-as-Team-Canada wins three in Brazil

Spartans are representing Canada in the inaugural FISU America Games

Langley City considering funding fence to keep homeless away from condominium

Report to council cites issues of “defecation, drug consumption, discarded needles, littering”

Update: Police probe Toronto shooting that killed 2, injured 12; suspected gunman dead

Paramedics said many of the victims in Danforth, including a child, were rushed to trauma centres

Hadfield, Rogen, Virtue and Moir among Canada’s Walk of Fame inductees

10 people will be recognized at a ceremony slated for December

Deadly L.A. market shooting started with domestic feud

A domestic incident ended after a car crashed into a pole outside Trader Joe’s market

Another heat wave to hit B.C.’s south coast

Temperatures expected to hit the mid-30s in some areas this week

Sunken duck boat to be raised after deadly Missouri accident

17 people died over the weekend in a deadly boat incident

Man extradited to Canada in Burnaby killing, following arrest in South Korea

28-year-old Jui-Kai Weng was charged with second-degree murder and attempted murder

Canada beats Triple Crown for Canada Cup softball title

National team’s championship is first at B.C. tournament since 1996

Record high in Japan as heat wave grips the region

The temperature in a city north of Tokyo reached 41.1 degrees Celsius (106 degrees Fahrenheit) on Monday, the highest ever recorded in Japan.

Most Read