In a statement released today Vail Resorts has announced the renewal of Whistler-Blackcomb’s Master Development Agreements with the Province, and approval of it’s associated Master Plans.

The renewals mean the organization has locked in a 60 year agreement, and provides stability for the local community and the Province.

The organisation has also entered into agreements with the Squamish Nation and Lil’wat Nation, on whose traditional territories it operates. The agreements ensure that ‘local First Nations participate in the success of the resort as partners through economic and cultural commitments, jobs, contracting and development opportunities and recreational opportunities for the youths of those Nations’ according to the release.

Dave Brownlie, Chief Operating Officer of Whistler-Blackcomb says “We are grateful for the support the Province has provided during this process and for our strengthened relationships with the Squamish Nation and Lil’wat Nation through which all our communities will benefit.” Brownlie says the announcement of the agreements is a significant milestone for the resort and local communities, as it provides “long-term certainty for the capital investment required to maintain our position as a premier mountain resort destination in the world”.


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