Fundamentally, CWSAA supports free and open markets. Accordingly, we recognize the right of any individual or group to open a new ski resort in Western Canada, after obtaining the necessary regulatory and legal approvals.
CWSAA believes that sound government New Resort Policies should consider a broad range of socioeconomic factors, including:
- Net benefit to the province and its residents.
- Net benefit to the tourism and ski industries.
- Economic viability.
- Environmental impact.
- First Nations consultations.
CWSAA also advocates that governments should process New Resort Applications in a timely, efficient and decisive manner.
This policy was approved by the CWSAA Board at the January 20, 2014 CWSAA Board Meeting.