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3 Comments on "A Perspective on Valemount Glacier Destination – Enough Is Enough. Or Is It?"

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Mike Hardaker
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I have heard Valemount has the potential to be even better than Revi due to the terrain and annual snow. This is where CMH operates correct? Looks like a heavily place to recreate outdoors.

Appreciate the comment on the local economy, this seems like a win win for everyone involved, especially the locals.

Do you see them being able to expand air transport into the valley? Or would it still require a 2-3 hour drive?

Greg
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I have lived in Valemount for more than 40 years and you are correct, this is ripping terrain. Also, it is in the middle of no other development with Jasper’s Marmot Basin being 75 miles away. Although there will be environmental impact there are HUGE spaces all around the resort that are completely wilderness including very significant parks. The logging that has dominated the economy has made far more impact than any resort would make and that industry currently runs unchecked in the valley. Y The new economy will help to create more awareness of this very sparsely populated area… Read more »
Dann Albright
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Thanks for your thoughts! I’ve heard some interesting things about the economic state of the Valemount area. One article I read said that the tourism industry there is actually doing really well already . . . would you agree with that? Or do you think a boost from the resort is necessary? Also, I agree with you that there’s thousands of square miles of wild lands out there, and that’s a good thing. And that it will remain largely untouched. But even very small changes can have significant impacts on ecosystems. I’m not saying this will necessarily cause big problems… Read more »