Historically, conservationists vilify ski areas and often with just cause. The broad swaths cleared for runs fracture the eco system and resident wildlife hesitate traversing the new open areas. The recent emphasis on year-round mountain activities further displaces the wildlife. The increased human engagement brought in by the development forces the wildlife out of the … Read more Can a Ski Area and Conservation Co-Exist?
An Interview with David Harley, the proponent of the new Zincton lift-assisted, slack country ski area in the Selkirk Range between New Denver and Kaslo in BC. Before we talked, David Harley sent me the basic facts about Zincton. The idea of a Tenure essentially set aside for backcountry skiing is intriguing. 80% of the … Read more David Harley talks about Zincton
Zincton is a radical departure from existing resorts however a true sign of the times and the project needs your support to make it happen. The ghost town of Zincton, located between Kaslo and New Denver, is being reinvented for backcountry skiing, boarding and mountain biking and is nothing like existing resorts. The outdoor market … Read more Zincton Application Pending BC Approval