The 2019 Long-Range Plan for the Lake Louise Ski Resort has been approved! The process which stretches back more than 3 years culminated this week when the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, officially approved the the LRP (see News Release here). We at BHA congratulate the Locke family, the Lake Louise Ski Resort team, Parks Canada, and all the planners and consultants that have worked tirelessly to make the Vision for the Lake Louise Ski Resort a reality. Charlie Locke, owner and president, summed it up well when he said “This marks a massive accomplishment, and the beginning of an incredibly exciting new chapter for all of us in the LLSR family”. Keep an eye on the Lake Louise Ski Resort in the coming years as projects designed to reduce the ski area’s impact on wildlife, improve the guest’s ski experience, and better showcase the beauty and majesty of Banff National Park start to take shape. For those that are interested, the Long-Range Plan can be found here.

Lake Louise Ski Resort – Proposed On-Mountain Developments (Runs, Glades, and Lifts) by BHA

BHA has been involved in the planning and design efforts at the Lake Louise Ski Resort since the early 2000’s and have been with the Long-Range Planning process since the beginning, charged with the on-mountain planning and design of revised and new ski terrain and lifts, GIS database management and data distribution, and the formatting and production of the final Long-Range Plan. We look forward to continuing to work with the LLSR team as the approved projects take shape and the Resort evolves into a global destination through all four seasons.

Sunshine Village 3D Animation, Banff, Canada - BHA Mountain Ski Area Resort Design and Planning

At BHA mountain biking is an integral part of our identity and culture.  We are on the front line of mountain bike trail network and bike park design and take every opportunity to get out on the trails.

We’re applying this passion, knowledge, and experience to projects such as the Big White Bike Park and the Pemberton Valley Recreational Trail Master Plan. We’re also sharing our knowledge and learning from others in the industry and broader mountain biking community, presenting at the Mountain Bike Tourism Association’s Mountain Bike Symposium and Canada West Ski Areas Association Spring Conference.

Beyond our work, we have been active in the Whistler mountain bike community for more than a decade, hosting the Annual Mountain Biking Toonie Race Event – The Tour De Trash where all profits go to the Whistler Off Road Cycling Association (WORCA). This effort is led by our staff, a group of passionate (and skilled!) mountain bikers.  Whether racing in world-class events, such as the BC Bike Race (Ryan Robertson, GIS Specialist), working to repair and improve our local trail network (Sue Clark, Office Manager), or developing leading edge mountain bike trail networks, the BHA team enjoys sharing their passion for all things mountain bike. See you on the trail!

BHA Volunteering – Tour de Trash Mtn Bike Race in Whistler – WORCA Toonie Race 2017