$2 Million in Upgrades for Castle Mountain Resort
From CTV News
Castle Mountain Resort will be investing $2 million in investment. This is coming from a 2017 development plan. The investment will be done to improve the facilities for the upcoming season.
Snowmaking will be added in three areas: on the Huckleberry terrain pod, on the Whiskey Jack run and on the base area.
For the very first time there will be a natural gas pipeline installed to bring service to the resort.
These upgrades will bring more consistent snow conditions throughout the resort and will allow them to open some pre-season training for different user groups.
Also, the resort will be able to open one week earlier due to this snowmaking and to stay opened into April.
This was decided after some research done into what would be making the guest experience better.
Castle Mountain General Manager Brad Brush said: “These infrastructure updates will have an immediate and dramatic impact for our visitors, and we are excited to show off these changes starting this December.”
Within this investment, there will be a 6,700 cubic meter water storage reservoir that will take water from the Haig Creek to help the snowmaking efforts. This will cost $375,000.
Work is expected to be complete by the start of the 2019/20 ski season.
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