Renewal of Hollyburn Ski Lodge
West Vancouver’s Hollyburn Ski Lodge has been a beloved landmark in the North Shore Mountains for decades. A plan for renewal was announced in 2014, and work began in spring 2015.
Since 1988, the Hollyburn Heritage Society and Hollyburn Ridge Association have been advocating for the renewal of the lodge, and in 2014 the District of West Vancouver, Cypress Mountain and BC Parks announced funding was in place to start the project. Community fundraising is underway to meet the goal of $1,100,000 required to complete the project.
Due to recent snowfall at Hollyburn Lodge, construction has been put on hold until spring 2016. The December 25, 2015 opening date has been cancelled. Weather-proofing materials will protect the structure over the winter.
The Hollyburn Lodge Renewal Project is currently in the construction phase. The planned opening date is December 25, (with basic services). The project is anticipated to be fully completed by Spring of 2016.
- The building permit was received the second week of September
- The footings have been poured
- The foundation walls are starting week of September 14. Walls will be up by end of September
- Utilities will be ongoing and anticipated completion is mid-October
As of September 9 we have raised $1,037,399.45 and the goal is $1,100,000.
The Project is a partnership between Cypress Mountain, BC Parks, Hollyburn Historical Society, Hollyburn Ridge Association and District of West Vancouver.
The community fundraising campaign is continuing to February 1, 2016.
Donations can be made in the following ways:
West Vancouver Community Foundation (Hollyburn Lodge Renewal Initiative)
"Hollyburn Lodge has been the backcountry community centre of Hollyburn Ridge recreationists for almost ninety years. Year after year we hear stories from far and wide about how Hollyburn Lodge and Hollyburn Ridge has touched so many lives, over so many generations. Now is the time to show your love for Hollyburn, for continued enjoyment today and for future generations. future help us to rebuild Hollyburn Lodge, in its fabulous First Lake location, recognizing and maintaining its unique heritage and historic design." ~ Jackie Swanson, President, Hollyburn Ridge Association