Resorts of the Canadian Rockies
Resorts of the Canadian Rockies Inc. (RCR) is the largest private ski resort owner/operator in North America, owning six ski resorts across Canada. The company owns Nakiska in Alberta as well as Fernie Alpine Resort, Kimberley Alpine Resort and Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in British Columbia. Resorts outside the Canadian Rockies are Mont-Sainte-Anne and Stoneham Mountain Resort in Quebec. RCR also owns and manages a number of hotels, backcountry lodges and golf courses, including Trickle Creek Golf Resort in Kimberley, Wintergreen Golf and Country Club in Bragg Creek, The Wolf's Den Lodge (Fernie) and the Trickle Creek Lodge (Kimberley). History RCR was previously owned by Charlie Locke before he saw some financial trouble, and after a period in bankruptcy protection, was bailed out by Alberta billionaire N. Murray Edwards. RCR previously operated Fortress Mountain, Lake Louise Mountain Resort and Wintergreen Ski Area. On December 29, 2011 RCR purchased Kicking Horse Mountain Resort from original developer Ballast Nedam. Kimberley Alpine Resort is a ski resort located in Kimberley, British Columbia, Canada. It is located in the Purcell Mountains, on the east face of North Star Hill. The ski season starts in mid December and runs until early A ril. The resort maintains 80 runs (with 20% beginner, 42% intermediate and 38% advanced trails) and 5 liftsystems: a high-speed quad chair lift (the North Star Express), a triple chair (the Easter), a double chair (the Tamarack), a T-bar (the Owl) and a magic carpet, leading to a total lift capacity of 6,452 skiers per hour. Management The ski resort is operated by Resorts of the Canadian Rockies Inc., which also owns Fernie Alpine Resort, Nakiska, Mont Sainte-Anne, and Stoneham. Fernie Alpine Resort is a ski resort, located on Lizard Range, near the town of Fernie, British Columbia in Canada. It is known particularly for its high annual snowfall, reportedly the highest of any resort in the Canadian Rockies, and for its powder skiing. The resort also operates a mountain bike park in the summer months. The resort has 10 lifts servicing 142 named runs plus 5 alpine bowls and tree skiing with a vertical drop of 1,082 meters (3,550 ft). The resort has over 10.1 square kilometres (2,500 acres) of skiable terrain. The average annual snowfall is 875 centimetres (28.71 ft). Fernie Alpine Resort is owned by Resorts of the Canadian Rockies which also owns ski areas, Kimberley Alpine Resort, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Nakiska, Mont Sainte-Anne, and Stoneham.
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