Help Support Crystal Mountain's Expansion
Crystal Mountain is looking to expand to become an all season resort that will showcase and protect this special area of the Okanagan while providing social and economic benefits to the region.
Following the construction of the Scenic Chair, the expansion of Crystal Mountain, which was and still is very important for the future of the resort, was planned for the 2002/2003 ski season. Almost five years have passed and still no expansion.
Provincial Approvals Granted - Regional Approvals Next
The Expansion Plan has been approved by the Provincial Government in the form of the Resort Master Plan and a Master Development Agreement.
The Central Okanagan Regional District (RDCO) approved the Amendment to the Official Community Plan (OCP) to incorporate the Crystal expansion plans in accordance with the provincially approved Master Plan in December 2007.
To start its expansion Crystal still needs rezoning from the RDCO for the First Phase of the approved Master Plan and OCP. First reading for rezoning was done in March 2008. The Public Hearing was done in June 2009 and Second and Third Reading in August 2009.
Crystal expects to complete Fourth Reading approval and to obtain the adoption of the rezoning by-law for the First Phase in the near future.
How Can I Help?
The Regional District needs to know that area residents are in favour of the proposed expansion of Crystal Mountain. Crystal is seeking support from people who are excited about our expansion plans and who would like to see Crystal become an all seasons resort. Be sure to send a letter of support and encourage your friends, coworkers and relatives to do so as well!
Just the Facts Please!
Crystal Mountain will continue to engage the public and all stake holders in a fact-based dialogue on the merits of its Expansion Plan. To know more about the Expansion Plan please click on the following links:
Project Documents - technical documents on the Expansion Plan including the approved Master Plan, Official Community Plan proposal, engineering and environmental reports.
Online Media Centre - summaries of Crystal Mountain's Expansion Plan including fact sheets, media backgrounders and recent press.