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FMCBC Update on Planning for Uphill Ski Routes through Blackcomb Resort

As part of the Master Development Agreement (MDA) between the Province and Whistler-Blackcomb, Blackcomb is required to provide public access through their controlled recreation area (CRA) for the public to access the Spearhead Range in Garibaldi Provincial Park.  Whistler-Blackcomb (now a subsidiary of Vail Resorts) has been avoiding this requirement for many years.  The BC Mountaineering Club (BCMC) found the wording in the MDA and has been [...]

Day Use Pass Review by BC Parks

Last summer BC Parks introduced a pilot-project to reduce the risk of COVID to park visitors and staff.  We wrote a blog post last summer that discussed the issues around the passes.  BC Parks is currently doing a survey until May 8th to determine if the public supports the pilot project being extended to 2021.   The feedback from most members has been [...]

Joffre Lakes Park Visitor Strategy – Public Review

Introduction BC Parks is asking for public input on a strategy to control the number of hikers that can hike the popular trail in the summer.  The Federation is concerned since this is the first proposed implementation of a day-use reservation system after the the pilot-project last summer.  We think that BC Parks is proposing to allow too many people to hike this trail, but the [...]

Smoke Bluffs Update February 2021

Introduction The FMCBC is inviting member clubs and other climbing organizations to provide comments on a proposal from the District of Squamish to incorporate the land owned by the FMCBC into a large, formally dedicated Smoke Bluffs park. The District of Squamish has requested the transfer of the FMCBC land to complete the creation of the climbing park. Background In 1987, with the long-term goal of establishing a [...]

2021-03-10T10:23:54-08:00February 8th, 2021|Blog, FMCBC News|0 Comments

Cypress Mountain Resort: New Parking Rules

Cypress Mountain Resort has added a new pay parking system for backcountry users who park near the downhill resort  (and don’t park in Lot 3B).  I went up to check the situation out in early January on a nice sunny weekday.  A flashing billboard warns about parking fees for backcountry users and a new wooden booth or shed has appeared at the west end of Lot 3B that [...]

2021-02-03T21:53:44-08:00January 31st, 2021|Blog, Trails and Access|0 Comments
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