Compact and Authentic
Designed to reflect the heritage of the nearby Canadian National Parks, the compact and environmentally progressive resort village is situated on a bench above Valemount at approximately 1,300 meters (4,265 feet) elevation.
The resort base will be located on the bench to the West of the Village of Valemount, at an average elevation of approximately 1,300 m (4,265 ft.), in an area with ideal climate and certainty of snow during the winter season without snowmaking. This is at a higher elevation than the mid-station elevations at Whistler and higher than the base of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, the highest resort village in B.C.
The elevation and the location at the base of excellent skiable terrain allows a design for ski in and ski out on natural snow that will make the resort uniquely desirable for winter vacations.
The arrival to the resort base is designed to give easy access to day parking and to the lifts, and to provide a pleasing view of the departure daylodge and of the resort village centre. A mainly pedestrian street will lead to the resort village central plaza, opening to a view of the ski area and of the first destination hotel. It will be possible to ski directly to the plaza and the hotel. Access to the hotel and the condo-hotel buildings will be through a mainly pedestrian street, to be used primarily for hotel access. The street will be flanked by commercial activities at the ground floor, with accommodation units above. The buildings will also house the developer and guest relations offices, a convenience food store and additional services and food and beverage premises. Traffic to the resort village base from the second phase on will not increase, but decrease, because it is planned that day skiers will access the mountain with a lift form the valley base. The ultimate objective is to have a pedestrian and ski in and ski out resort where the vehicular traffic will be primarily for access to overnight accommodation, for arriving and departing guests. The resort will have a mountain architecture character reminiscent of the national parks architecture, emphasizing the use of natural materials, particularly wood and stone.