The Mountain Resorts Branch has compiled the formal submissions regarding the Zincton Resort Expression of Interest (EOI) it received through the public referral period. The submissions have been summarized in a ‘What We Heard’ Report which contains the comments, questions, and concerns expressed by First Nations, stakeholders, the public, and local, regional, and provincial government in response to the EOI. The MRB’s ‘What We Heard’ Report is available here, along with the Zincton Resort EOI and an executive summary of the EOI.
As a complement to MRB’s Report and in response to the issues that it identifies, the Zincton Lift Company has created a ‘What the Proponent Heard’ Report. It first summarizes the conversations proponent David Harley had with Kootenay residents outside of the formal public referrals process, whether through email, social media, or over a cup of coffee. Second, it attempts clarify the misconceptions and address many of the concerns captured in the MRB Report by offering greater detail on the resort concept and highlighting changes to the resort concept brought about by the public’s input. The ‘What the Proponent Heard’ Report is available here.
The Zincton Lift Company (ZLC) thanks the thousands of Kootenay residents that took part in the EOI public referrals process. ZLC is interested in hearing your thoughts on the ‘What the Proponent Heard’ Report and continuing the conversation regarding the proposed Zincton Resort. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org or connect with Zincton on Instagram (@zincton_mountain_village) to share any additional thoughts, questions, or concerns regarding the Zincton Resort concept.
Zincton Resort is envisioned as a world-class, all-season, backcountry-oriented mountain destination that delivers an unparalleled recreation experience complemented by a pedestrian-only, environmentally sustainable Mountain Village. Located between New Denver and Kaslo along Highway 31A, Zincton Resort would blend lift-serviced ski terrain with an extensive backcountry ski area, representing the evolution of traditional ski areas in British Columbia.
On behalf of Zincton Lift Company, Brent Harley and Associates submitted the Zincton Resort Expression of Interest to British Columbia’s Mountain Resorts Branch in May 2020. The EOI introduced the resort concept, the proponent, and addressed the requirements of the All Season Resort Policy and All Season Resort Guidelines. The Zincton EOI was open for public comment from May 21 to June 21, 2020.
The EOI is the first of a 3-stage review process governed by the All Season Resort Policy and administered by the Mountain Resorts Branch of the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. Should the Zincton Resort proceed, the proponent would be required to submit a Formal Proposal which would offer additional detail on the resort concept, address issues that have been identified through the EOI referrals process, and present the refined resort concept to the public for its review and input.