We are getting close to an agreement on the proposed route from Lot 8 on the Blackcomb side of Fitzsimmons Creek and hope we can build the bridge and trail next year in 2023.  Whistler-Blackcomb (Vail Resorts) and Recreation Sites and Trails have a tentative agreement for the trail to be built.  We are just waiting for a final email about that.

This year we have made some progress:

  • met with Whistler-Blackcomb to describe the route to a new staff member who is working in the planning department.
  • started on a construction plan as requested by Whistler-Blackcomb
  • surveyed the bridge and marked with rebar posts
  • marked the trail location between the top of the sliding centre and the first switchback above on the Blackcomb Mountain Access Road

Next steps:

  • Final agreement signed between Province and Vail Resorts
  • We need Vail Resorts to sign a sharing agreement with the FMCBC for use of parking
    lot 8
  • Finish raising money for bridge construction (over 50% pledged so far)
  • Ordering bridge
  • Construction in August 2023?

Contact: Jay MacArthur