Brohm Ridge has one of the most unique histories in Canadian skiing. The partially built ski resort never opened, but now hosts a snowmobile club. And there’s still the possibility that a massive ski resort ends up being built on the land. Youtuber Luke Gibson (@lifeofluke) is an adventure travel videographer that explores Western Canada. In this episode, he checks out the remnants of the partially built Brohm Ridge. The resort started construction in the 1950s, but a lack of funds and fraud derailed the project. Today, the land provides a backcountry spot for snowmobilers and ski tourers. Gondola towers still exist, along with the base terminal, and a Swiss-themed lodge at the top of the development. A video tour of the land is below.
For years, investors have aimed at building a massive ski resort and village on the land. According to the Daily Hive, the investors have a lot of clout. The two main investors are Aquilini Investment Group, which is run by the owner of the Vancouver Canucks, and Northland Properties Corporation, which owns the Dallas Stars. The resort would feature 131 runs and 21 lifts, along with 22,000 beds for residents and guests.
In my opinion, the place should stay as is. For one, there are plenty of large ski resorts in British Columbia, and more are likely on the way. From the conceptual art, the terrain doesn’t even seem that interesting or diversified. There are some cool architectural and design choices though. People in the comment sections of Luke’s Youtube video also pointed out how low the elevation is, meaning the potential ski resort could face more rain rather than snow. Photos of the potential new ski resort are below.Image/Video Credits: Daily Hive, lifeofluke