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Sunshine Village Goat's Eye Lodge approval process.

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Today, the Advisory Development Board has recommended that Parks Canada “accept" the Sunshine Village lodge project "for consideration.”  This is good news for skiers at SV.  After years of having an inadequate "lodge" at the bottom of Goat's Eye, Sunshine will finally start (hopefully) construction of a new lodge in 2014.  For those unfamiliar with SV, there has been a "temporary" lodge since 1992, when Goat's Eye lift was constructed.   That lodge burned down a few years ago, and the "lodge" has consisted of interconnected ATCO trailers, which has been too small, an eye sore, and an embarrassment for a ski hill in such a beautiful setting.  The new lodge will be about over 30,000 square feet, have three levels, and lots of deck space.


Edited by canadianskier - 9/26/13 at 7:38pm
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I hope it's successful but is up against a lot of anti development sentiment in the park plus the  general negative pr over Sunshine period. Remember Louise has been trying to expand up Mt Richardson for years. Could not even get enough development approved there to even hold the Olympics events back in 88.   

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This time around there seems to be support from Parks.  And, I did not hear any negative public concerns expressed at the open Advisory Development Board meeting, other than a letter that was critical of a lack of long-term planning process on the part of Parks concerning ski area development accross the four  ski areas in the Parks.

 

What is different is that this replaces and existing structure that everyone feels is inadequate and an embarrassment to both Sunshine and the Parks.  One area of concern that was discussed by the Board was the potential of leaked substances (e.g. phosphorous)  from the SV water treatment plant; however, SV claims that they have been monitoring stream flow and have found equal levels when compared to measurement above the village - meaning no measurable leakage.  Another area of concern discussed was differences in capacity between  on slope capacity, lodge capacity, and parking capacity.  SV's point is that the new lodge would help to equalize it's internal capacities, and improve skier experience by reducing overcrowding in the existing upper village lodges, which I think is correct.


Edited by canadianskier - 9/27/13 at 7:08am
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