Skiers and snowboarders will again be hitting the powder at West Kelowna’s Crystal Mountain this winter after a four-year closure. Crystal Mountain has been closed in 2014 after a chairlift cable left its track injuring several skiers, the hill at the top of Glenrosa Road has been off-limits. It has attracted vandalism and theft of remaining equipment after Crystal Mountain closure.
Don Journeay has been cleaning up what remains of the Crystal Mountain ski resort for the past two years with a plan to reopen the hills. Journeay has signed the lease last Tuesday and plans on returning for the upcoming winter season.
He said that “It was kind of funny but after the reopening announcement, I went down morning and a lot of the stolen stuff has been returned to the front of the gate.” “We got back two of the bikes that were stolen, my welder, a bunch of hand tools and some other miscellaneous stuff.” Many of the items are still missing but he sees it as a positive sign.
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