Screen Shot 2016-08-18 at 6.23.53 PM[All photos courtesy of Valemount Glacier Destination]

Earlier today, the BC Government gave Oberto Oberti intial approval to move forward with his master plan for a 4-season ski resort in British Columbia– Valemount Glacier Destination.

Related: Jumbo Developer Is Planning New Year-Round Resort In BC

According to Business Vancouver, the new resort would be located near Jasper National Park and become North America’s first year-round ski resort. But 4-season skiing isn’t the only highlight of the development plans. Oberti’s resort would also include a 6,726′ vertical drop, the longest inbounds run in the world, and some of the most stunning alpine scenery in North America.

The glacier is located at a towering 9,850 feet above sea level!

Compared to his last endeavour, Jumbo Glacier Resort, Oberti’s newest project is moving forward with a full build-out projected lasting roughly a decade. That said, developers hope the first phase to be complete by December of 2017. In an interview with Business Vancouver, Oberti credited the success thus far to native tribes, telling one reporter, “This project would not be possible without the initiative and steadfast support of the people of Valemount and the Simpew [First Nation].” 

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Find the entire Business Vancouver article here: B.C. government approves Valemount ski resort master plan

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