This is the information I prepared to go to our membership this week or early next week. and i thought i would send it to everyone on our list. Since you all have an interest in the on going development of the Camp Fortune area, both winter and summer.
valued members and guests,
We need your support!
The National Capital Commission (NCC) is currently in the public consultation process of the Gatineau Park Master Plan and is gathering opinions on three important topics, including the development of Camp Fortune. As valued members and guests we want to make sure your opinions are heard.
Camp Fortune operates on a long term lease with the NCC and is located on of a section of Gatineau Park lands designated for high use recreational activities. All development, changes and additions to the ski resort facilities, activities and business at Camp Fortune must be approved by the NCC.
Camp Fortune management is proposing some future development such as the installation of an alpine luge and peak to peak ziplines in the valley, among other long term projects. This would allow us to become less financially dependent on the winter and would help support winter (ski) capital projects. As you know we have seen variable weather the las few winters with +27c days in December in 2015 and over 60mm of rain falling in February 2018, just to name two memorable examples. Weather events have an impact on profitability and make proper planning for capital projects increasingly difficult. What we do know is that summer visitations are much more stable and adding to summer operations will allow us to be more resilient in the event of a bad ski season. More consistent income would also allow us to invest into further infrastructure for skiing. In addition, the proposed activities are complimentary to our existing activities which currently includes the aerial park and mountain biking. We want to expand our active adventure attractions and appeal to a broader range of customers. The development of our summer activities will also allow us to provide more year round jobs for staff and to contribute to the local economy.
Please note we have also proposed winter development, which the NCC chose not to include in this survey. Please do not interpret this omission as a lack of our support and intention to further invest in downhill skiing. As one of the oldest ski areas in Canada with a rich history dating back to the 1920s we will always support downhill skiing and snowboarding. It is our passion.
We do ask that all of our members as well as everyone in your networks take 5 minutes to fill out the survey and voice your opinions and support of Camp Fortune and share any thoughts you may have. We thank you all for your continued support.
Link to the survey:
Some additional background info:
The Gatineau Park Master Plan is the long-term plan for the development, use and management of Gatineau Park, the Capital’s conservation park. The plan envisions Gatineau Park as a model for protecting natural and cultural heritage.
A brief history of Camp Fortune: The Ottawa Ski Club operated Camp Fortune from the 1920s into the 1980s when the NCC took over the lands. Camp Fortune continued operating as a ski resort through various agreements with private operators. In 1994 Peter and Robert Sudermann signed a long term lease and continue to operate.
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Subject: Gatineau Park Master Plan Review: Interim Survey | Révision du Plan directeur du parc de la Gatineau : sondage transitoire
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Gatineau Park Master Plan Review:|
Interim Survey Hello, As we continue to work on renewing the Gatineau Park Master Plan, the NCC would like to hear your views on three important and timely topics: the Curley Lake trail,the operation and management of the parkways, andCamp Fortune. Your feedback will help us implement key initiatives in the Park over the coming months. The next step in the review of the Gatineau Park Master Plan will be launched in February. To complete the survey, please click the link below and follow the instructions on the page. DATE:
Tuesday, November 20 to Monday, December 10, 2018 Thank you for your feedback. Kind regards, Émilie Girard-Ruel
Manager, Public Consultations Révision du Plan directeur du parc de la Gatineau :
sondage transitoire Bonjour, Dans le cadre de son travail de révision du Plan directeur du parc de la Gatineau, la CCN souhaite connaître votre point de vue sur trois sujets importants et actuels : le sentier du lac Curley;l’exploitation et la gestion des promenades;Camp Fortune. Vos commentaires nous aideront à mettre en œuvre d’importants projets dans le parc dans les mois qui viennent. La prochaine étape de la révision du Plan directeur du parc de la Gatineau sera mise en œuvre en février 2019. Pour répondre au sondage, veuillez cliquer sur le lien ci-dessus et suivre les instructions indiquées sur la page. DATE :
Du mardi 20 novembre au lundi 10 décembre 2018 Merci de vos commentaires. Cordialement, Émilie Girard-Ruel
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