February 3rd, 2020 at 2:45pm
For those people who have left their vehicle at the mountain and been taken down by helicopter, there is a small window of opportunity to come retrieve your vehicle from 4:00pm-5:00pm. Please arrive at the bottom of the road at 4:00pm to start following the pilot vehicle as soon as possible and you will be escorted back down in your vehicle. As long as you have a ride to get up the entirety of the mountain you can come retrieve your vehicle. There will not be a shuttle at the bottom of the mountain road.
February 3rd, 2020 at 10:22 am
The road is not open but there will be an evacuation lane opening at 12:00 pm with an escort/pilot vehicle, please meet in the cafeteria at 11:30 am and we will make arrangements for each group leaving the mountain. Locals and staff will be able to head down for supplies as the evacuation lane will reopen between 4:00pm – 5:00pm for return back up the mountain (local traffic only). Please be at Hemlock Valley Road by 5:00pm at the latest, if you are not here by this time there is no guarantee of return, as transportation needs to occur during daylight.
February 3rd, 2020 at 9:00 am
The road is not open, however, we are currently waiting on an update from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure regarding a temporary evacuation lane. If it is safe to do so, the Ministry of Transportation will escort guests down the road this afternoon with a certified escort/pilot vehicle. Please do not attempt to leave the mountain on your own as you will not be permitted down. We will have more information around 12:00pm today and will update ASAP.
If road evacuation does not occur, we will continue to run a helicopter shuttle through Librico Helicopters for $150 per person. If you are on hill and interested please visit Guest Services to sign up, the drop off is at the Chilliwack airport.
February 2nd, 2020 at 2:40 pm
The power has been restored to the resort and the village. Big thanks to the crews who worked hard to get it up and running!
February 2nd, 2020 at 11:15 am
Helicopters may be held in Chilliwack due to snow in the region, please be prepared for delayed takeoff times. We are now booking for tomorrow. If you are interested in booking, please come to Guest Services.
February 2nd, 2020 at 11:00 am
Helicopters may be held in Chilliwack due to snow in the region, please be prepared for delayed takeoff times. We are now booking for the 5:15pm helicopter. There may be individual spots available in other time slots, if you are interested please check in with Guest Services.
February 2nd, 2020 at 9:00 am
Two nights ago there was a landslide on Hemlock Valley Road on the resort side just past the avalanche area leaving it impassable to vehicles in both directions.
The resort remains closed for activities until the roads are open again. Crews have been dispatched to the scene and are working hard to repair the roads to get back open to the public.
As much as we would like to open the mountain for the many families and individuals currently on the mountain and those wanting to come up, we are left with no choice but to suspend all activities on hill until the road is back open.
We will continue breakfast service as scheduled in the cafeteria to feed guests staying on the mountain and Molly’s Pub will also be opening as per its usual schedule at 11am.
Anyone in need of food, specific supplies, medical needs, etc, is advised to come and speak with someone from our guest services team and we will do our best to accommodate requests and help ensure everyone has whatever needed to stay comfortable.
Crews from the ministry of transportation are currently working around the clock to get roads back open but unfortunately we are still waiting on updates from BC Hydro regarding an ETA for power.
We would like to thank the community for their patience and support of everyone both on and off mountain who have offered assistance, and supplies to those impacted by the situation. We will continue to offer fun, movies and games in the cafeteria throughout the duration of this situation in our “family warmup zone.”
Lodge will continue to run on the generator to offer a warm refuge for those needing somewhere to hang out, hot meals, cold drinks, Wifi, and somewhere to charge devices.
There is the option to take a TRK Helicopter down the mountain which will deliver you straight to the Chilliwack Airport. Cost will be $150 per person and is scheduled to leave every 45 minutes today starting at 9am.
To sign up, please visit Guest Services. All guests signing up for the helicopters today should be at Guest Services for 8:30am this morning to sign up for their preferred time slot.
Individuals heading down on the helicopter are encouraged to pack light, bringing only necessities and to leave cars in parking lot 1 near light pole.
Roads pending – a shuttle will be running Saturday/Sunday from Chilliwack, Abbotsford and Mission to get those needing a ride to their vehicle back up the mountain.
Thank you so much to everybody who has pulled together to help each other out during this time up here. Please stay tuned for regular updates over our social media platforms and website; we will be posting as soon as we receive updates from the road crews and BC Hydro!