How We Will Build A Sustainable All-Season Resort In Squamish
The Evolution of a Master Plan
Garibaldi aims to be the most environmentally friendly resort ever built and operated. But what does that mean? It is a fair question.
In order to fully define what we can do to make our all-season resort a showpiece project for Squamish and the world, we recently sat down with some leaders in sustainable building ideas and practices who live in Squamish for a "brainstorming" session to get their ideas on what a sustainable resort should include.
January 2019 Newsletter
How is a mountain resort planned and built? Where are we today?
We have been working on a DRAFT MASTER PLAN for the past 2 years. This Master Plan includes a technical outline of what would we propose to include in our all-season resort. These proposed plans must comply with provincial and development guidelines surrounding infrastructure, environmental, economical and cultural components.
Ski Touring and Kite Skiing – What Do You Want to See?
We have been busy the past few months meeting with groups and individuals to talk about our vision and process. We love hearing your feedback and are happy to answer questions about the current plans and future design.
And the Survey Says - More Expert Ski Runs!
Over the past few months, we’ve seen a large number of people request night skiing/snowboarding as their top winter activity, particularly since Whistler does not offer it. Nordic skiing and snowshoe trails were also at the top of responders’ lists, with 40% and 35% of responders listing these activities as a high priority.
40 Environmental Conditions to a Better Year-Round Resort
One key trend that we’ve seen throughout your responses is a desire for more Expert ski runs. The current plan reflects the province’s suggested run difficulty breakdown as outlined in the All-Season Resort Guidelines, which is:
Mountain Bike Plans Taking Shape for New Squamish Resort
The Resort on Garibaldi will be the first one build in British Columbia that has completed the Environmental Assessment Office review and received approval. Attached to the approval are 40 legally binding conditions that address many of the issues and concerns that were brought up during the Environmental Review process.
Supporters of Garibaldi Resort
Garibaldi at Squamish is being designed as a year-round resort that will boast not just outstanding ski runs but also an outstanding mountain biking experience for Squamish locals and visitors alike. Unlike most bike parks, which are planned and built into existing operating resorts, we have the opportunity to plan the bike trails in conjunction with the ski runs and other mountain activities to optimize the terrain.
Mountain Bike Report
The proposal to build an all season resort on Brohm Ridge has moved to the Resort Master Planning stage. The Proponents have put together a DRAFT Resort Master Plan, and we would like to gather feedback and suggestions from the citizens of Squamish as well as other British Columbians who are interested in this exciting new project.
Growing With Squamish 2025
To build the best resort possible, the Garibaldi team is engaging the community and experts during the planning process. This Mountain Bike Feasibility Report is the first step in the process and after receiving feedback and ideas from the community and consultants, this report will eventually be incorporated into the Resort Master Plan that guides the official mountain planning.
September 2018 Newsletter
Each phase will include daylodge space for rentals, tickets, food services, and more. Plus, when fully completed, our resort will feature three mountain restaurants.
Team Garibaldi At Squamish continues to make progress on providing the people of Squamish an affordable and accessible Mountain Resort for locals to work and play!