By Mathias Eichler
From Coast Mountain Trail Running:
As of right now today, we are deep in the permit process with Whistler-Blackcomb / Vail Resorts to simply reproduce in 2023, what we successfully hosted there in 2022. We have not been granted approvals for anything at this time. Vail has introduced a new approval process which they just launched, with a best timeline of early in 2023 for a final answer. As much as it pains us to say this, there are zero guarantees that WAM will happen in 2023.
Having to deal with a private entity should be easier than a big government agency regarding public lands, but maybe not. I hope that this is not a ski resort corporation asserting it’s possibly narrow-minded muscle hoping to focus and cash in on ‘their preferred and lucrative sports’: winter = skiing, summer = mountain biking.
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