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Environment

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We will be posting an updated version of our Environment Review as soon as it becomes available. Please check back for updates and have a great summer!

February 2002
Cascade Environmental Resource Group Ltd. (CERG) was retained by Whitewater Ski Resort Ltd. to conduct an Environmental Review of the resort including its existing Controlled Recreation Area (CRA) and its proposed expanded CRA as per the Plan for Expansion and Improvement (Whitewater, 2002). The primary objective of conducting the review is to identify environmental issues arising from mountain resort development and operation.

In the Plan of the Expansion and Improvement of Whitewater Ski Resort Ltd. (Whitewater, 2002), a series of planning objectives are outlined as follows:

  • Low trail density and utilization standards
  • Ensure that, once implemented, resultant plans offer guests a well-balanced resort experience
  • Find and incorporate more beginner and intermediate skiing facilities
  • Develop backcountry adventure opportunities
  • Acquire tenure to adjacent land
  • Establish "ski to/ski from" and "direct amenity" residential developments
  • Preserve natural features and minimize environmental impacts while integrating proposed development plans.
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"This was my first year living in Nelson and Whitewater delivered more than I could have ever hoped for. I had a chance to tour the powder highway and some of the big mountains BC has to offer and all I wanted to do was come back to WH2O and drop into backside. If you are looking for steep and deep, this is the place to go!"
Scott, Nelson BC
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