Apex Mountain Resort, located just south of Kelowna, BC, Canada, is bracing for impact as the Keremeos Creek Fire rages nearby.
The fire has been burning since July 29th and is currently the largest active wildfire in British Columbia.
A mandatory evacuation order was just issued for the resort and posted to Facebook by the Apex Fire Brigade:
EVACUATION ORDER FOR ELECTORAL AREA “I”: KEREMEOS CREEK FIREATTENTION: APEX MOUNTAIN RESORT AREA
An evacuation order has been issued by the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen to protect the health, safety or welfare of a person or to limit damage to property due to wildfire. Members of the RCMP and SAR will be expediting this action.**Evacuation order means you must leave the area immediately**Register as an evacuee at the designated reception centre (Princess Margaret Secondary, 120 Green Ave in PENTICTON) or online at ess.gov.bc.caIf you need transportation assistance from the evacuation area or identify as having extraordinary needs, please call the RDOS EOC at 250-490-4225
Pet owners with concerns for their animals can make arrangements with ALERT by calling 250-809-7152
It appears that Apex Mountain Resort has turned on multiple snow-making guns across the ski area to cool vital structures and prevent as much damage as possible.
Smoke from the nearby fire can be seen in the webcam image captured below:
We’re keeping our fingers crossed that Apex, as well as other people and structures in the area, are spared from the wildfire.
Stay tuned here at Unofficial Networks for any updates regarding Apex Mountain Resort, Keremeos Creek Fire, and all other ski resort related news.
Apex Mountain Resort Stats/Info
Vertical: 1,978 ft.
Average Snowfall: 240 in.
Skiable Acres: 1,112 ac.