Valley Ski Hill gets facelift before season begins & pic

An alpine terrain contractor is working on Valley ski hill remediation and drainage to help solve the instability issues on the hill located 34 km. north of Castor, Alta. on the Battle River near the Village of Alliance. ECA Review/Submitted
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The Valley Ski Hill, aided by joint funding from both the County of Paintearth and Flagstaff County, have engaged an alpine terrain contractor to remediate the drainage and instability issues of the ski hill’s runs and terrain.

The work involves contouring, better drainage routes and methodology along with other improvements to the existing snowmaking and lift line runs.

After a couple years of extensive reviewing of options, engineering reports and various consultants and their methods, the ski hill has found a suitable and reputable contractor to perform the work.

The contractor has done similar to work on other ski areas ranging from Fort McMurray to Lake Louise.

The work is expected to wrap up in mid October in time for the upcoming winter season.

Valley Ski Hill has also applied for provincial grant funding to help alleviate the project’s expenses.

The total project has amounted to $600,000.

A progress payment has been issued for $70,000 already.



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