One of the biggest priorities for ski resorts across the continent this offseason is addressing the employee labor and housing shortages. This is especially true at Manning Park Resort in British Columbia, which is located in a remote part of the Canadian province. This offseason, Manning Park is spending more than $2.5 Million CAD on two new employee housing buildings, which are called Owl and Raven. Both of these projects, which were recently completed, have twelve individual units. These fully furnished units have kitchens, bathrooms, and a living room. An employee community center is also under construction and will open this summer.
Here are more details about the developments from Manning Park Resort:
“The two buildings have 12 individual units. The 24 units are single-bedroom apartments including their own washroom, kitchen, and living room. They come fully furnished and are provided to staff rent-free. They represent an investment of over $2.5 million dollars and an ongoing commitment on the part of the Resort to provide quality, affordable, employee housing. Manning Park Resort provides free housing to 100% of the staff who require it.
Located adjacent to the new buildings is a new employee community center that will act as a place for employee social gatherings. While currently under construction, this facility is expected to open this summer.”
This is the second phase of their plan to update the resorts’ buildings and infastructure. In the past couple of years, the resort built five three-bedroom units and remodeled/renovated the existing employee housing units. Some photos of the new development are below.
Image Credits: Manning Park Resort