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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. –  After receiving a million-dollar grant in 2021 to expand its day lodge to accommodate more patrons, Powder King owner Jim Salisbury says construction will begin in May and hopes it will be complete by Christmas of 2022.

“We’re very excited. We’re going to get some extra heated square footage and make our facility better for more people to come out and have fun, especially kids because we know they need to warm up a little bit more often,” Salisbury said.

“It’s a fantastic win for everybody in the Northern corner of our province,” he continued.

The resort worked with the Regional District of Fraser Fort George to receive the grant and hopes that the improvements will attract more ski and snowboard enthusiasts to the hill.

Powder King opened for the 2021-2022 season in late November and, despite the recent cold snap, Salisbury says the hill has been having a great season so far.

“There’s not much we can do about the weather as far as cold temperatures for three weeks, but then who was counting?” Salisbury said.

Salisbury feels confident that the number of visitors to the hill will pick up as the season progresses.

“We feel that a lot of people who got sidelined because of the cold weather are gonna come out and have some fun with us,” Salisbury said.

Patrons are not required to be vaccinated to visit the resort or hit the slopes but do need to be vaccinated to sit down and be served at the lodge. Those who are unvaccinated are still able to access Powder King’s cafeteria.

To learn more about the amenities and services Powder King offers, visit their website here.





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