New Mt. Timothy owners eye all season recreation possibilities

New Mt. Timothy owners eye all season recreation possibilities

The new ownership group of Mt. Timothy said it’s excited to restore and to enhance facilities

The new local ownership group of Mt. Timothy Ski Area said it’s excited to restore and to enhance facilities already in place at the beloved winter playground.

Mt. Timothy Ski Society announced Tuesday it had agreed to a deal to sell and transfer all existing assets to KevLar Development.

Walter Bramsleven, a member of the group, said plans moving forward will be revealed once final approval of the operating agreement transfer by the province is complete.

“Further resort development will follow guidelines under the master development plan from 2009 and one of our main goals is to create an all season recreation area,” Bramsleven told the Tribune.

“Once the transfer is in place, our marketing plan will commence and development plans revealed.”

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Part of that planning will be to survey the public through social media and the re-established website to see what recreation users may want to see on the hill, Bramsleven said.

“As local residents we are very happy to have the resort continue as a vital recreation area for the Cariboo region,” he said.

Michael Kidston, president of the Mt. Timothy Ski Society, said they welcome the opportunity to have the ski hill run by experienced businessmen with the necessary resources to upgrade the facilities with some much-needed care and attention.

“They’ve certainly done due diligence, and they’ve got the assets to upgrade and do what it is they want to do,” Kidston said.

“Once the transfer takes place the society will wrap up and cease to exist.”

He noted one major benefit the new ownership group will have moving forward is an agreement with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to take over road maintenance leading to the hill.

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“That won’t complete until next year, but Donna Barnett (Cariboo Chilcotin MLA) has been working hard on that for a number of years and she’s been a real supporter of the hill for as long as I can remember, and that’s a big piece of the puzzle that’s helping this move forward.”

The local ski hill, which celebrated its 30th anniversary last year, has been struggling for a few years, with Cariboo residents donating almost a $100,000 to keep the hill operating in the 2017/2018 season. The cash injection was not enough to save the hill and it did not open for the 2018/19 season.



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