Once complete, which is scheduled to take 10 years, the resort is “expected to provide sustainable public access to large glaciers that are more than 9,850 feet in elevation” and have the longest vertical drop in North America, totaling 6,726 feet. The vert title currently belongs to Revelstoke, B.C., with its 5,620 of vertical.
The first phase of development is expected to be complete by December 2017. It will provide access up to an elevation of 8,530 feet and a vertical drop of about 5,775 feet.
The project is expected to become a major sightseeing and year-round skiing destination. With its location an hour north of Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing in Blue River, B.C., and ninety minutes west from Jasper, Alberta, developers plan to target Edmonton (five hours away) as one source of visitors.