Hemlock Valley, B.C., Rises from the Dead
SAM Magazine-Hemlock Valley, B.C., Sept. 25, 2006-Ice hockey entrepreneur Ralf Berezan, owner of the Junior A Surrey Eagles ice hockey team, has purchased British Columbia's Hemlock Valley Resort and expects to have the mountain open this season. Berezan, who also owns a variety of pubs in British Columbia, purchased the resort out of receivership.
The mountain, approximately 70 miles east of Vancouver, features four lifts serving 1,300 vertical feet and a modest 300 skiable acres. Complementing the alpine skiing is a nordic center with 13 kilometers of groomed trails. The expected opening date is Dec.1, 2006.