Tuesday, June 14, 2016

North America's Biggest Operators in the Ski Business (7): Resorts of the Canadian Rockies


Resorts Of the Canadian Rockies (RCR) was founded in 1989 and is based in Calgary, Canada.
In 1997, Charlie Locke, the Albertan owner of Resorts of the Canadian Rockies, bought Fernie Snow Valley and renamed it Fernie Alpine Resort.
In 2000 Kimberley Alpine Resort was developed by the company. But, in 2001, after a season of poor snowfall, RCR wason the verge of bankruptcy and was bailed out by Alberta financier N. Murray Edwards, who became the majority shareholder in the company.
Previously, RCR also owned and operated Fortress Mountain Resort, Lake Louise Mountain Resort.
Resorts of the Canadian Rockies Inc. is the largest private ski resort owner/operator in Canada, owning six ski resorts across Canada. 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 hotels include the Slopeside Mountain Lodge & Lizard Creek Lodge at Fernie Alpine Resort, the Trickle Creek Lodge and the Polaris Lodge at Kimberley Alpine Resort as well as various rental properties in Stoneham, Quebec. RCR golf courses include Trickle Creek Golf Resort in Kimberley (Rated in Canada’s Top Ten by Golf Digest), Wintergreen Golf & Country Club in Bragg Creek and Le Grand Vallon near Mont-Sainte Anne.
The Super Pass offers unlimited access to Fernie Alpine Resort, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Kimberley Alpine Resort, Nakiska Ski Area and Lake Louise Ski Area from Resort Open 2016 to Resort Close 2017.

RCR Owned Mountain Resorts:

Fernie, British Columbia
Kimberley Alpine Resort, British Columbia

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