A History of the Jumbo Glacier Resort Approval Process

On March 20, 2012, the Province of British Columbia signed a Master Development Agreement signalling the final approval of the Jumbo Glacier Resort project. It also completed an unprecedented 21-year long approval process that include four major public review processes.

In 1990, a Japanese company commissioned the first study to locate and establish an ideal ski resort in North America. The study led to the identification of Jumbo Mountain and the Jumbo Creek Valley access as the best area suitable for the development of a year round mountain and ski resort, due to its available access, its climate, its appropriate elevations, the availability of glaciers, the prior use of the valley, and conformity with government policies. The project’s unique location is the key to its viability.

A Formal Proposal was submitted and accepted in 1991, and the following outlines the process that followed: