Some will deny it, but most people believe climate change is real and the world is going to warm up which is not a good thing for lovers of snow. So how will this impact our favourite sport and the resorts that cater for our insatiable appetite to ski and board.
Well one Canadian ski resort is taking climate change for real and investing heavily in new products that will keep them busy all year round, regardless of the weather.
Whistler in British Columbia know all to well that ski resorts need to be all year round destinations and not sit idle during the summer months. They have recently announced a $345 million plan to improve their already impressive off season operations. These will include:
- The Watershed: An indoor, four-season, weather-independent adventure centre
- Blackcomb Adventure Park: New, outdoor, non-skiing attractions and activities
- On-Mountain Improvements: new chairlifts, restaurant facilities, terrain improvements and snowmaking
- The Annex: An indoor action-sports complex
- Blackcomb Base & Base II: Revitalization of Blackcomb’s base areas
- One Blackcomb Place: Six-Star luxury boutique hotel, residence and club
- Blackcomb Terrace Townhomes: 55-65 Ski-in/ski-out townhomes
If you want to read more on the development you can do so here…. http://renaissance.whistlerblackcomb.com/
This will ultimately result in more summer jobs for Aussies who want to stay on in Whistler after the snow has melted.
There’s never a dull moment in Whistralia.