Powder King Mountain Resort representatives like the extra $1 million dollars.
They note today they are very excited to hear the recent announcement from the Province that the Regional District of Fraser - Fort George (RDFFG) was one of the many successful applicants to receive funding from the Community Economic Recovery Infrastructure Program (CERIP).
"The program was created to assist the provincial tourism industry to begin the process of recovering from the effects of the fallout from the pandemic. The specific funding that was secured by the RDFFG through the CERIP grant program will be invested as capital improvements."
The announcement was met with enthusiasm from skiiers around the Peace.
"(I) can't wait to see what you all do with it," said Cal McMillan after the announcement was made.
The improvements expected from the funding will create immediate construction employment for local workers and create an opportunity to expand the Resort's summer employment and recreation activities as well as increasing the resort’s capacity during winter operations.
Powder King Mountain Resort (PKMR) is grateful and looking forward to working with the Province, the Regional District of Fraser - Fort George (RDFFG) and the region to complete this exciting project. And, with the continued support of the Province, the RDFFG, local regional communities and the residents of the regions which Powder King attracts recreators from, Powder King will continue to develop into a comprehensive Destination Resort that is the pride of everyone in the region!
Powder King is one of 15 designated all season destination resorts in the Province of British Columbia which services residents throughout Northern BC and attracts tourists travelling the Highway 97 corridor that runs from California to Alaska.