CANADA'S FIRST LIFT-ACCESSED NEIGHBOURHOOD
Starting in spring of 2008, and set for completion that winter, Intrawest Placemaking will build an approximately $3.5 million gondola to service Kadenwood - Canada's first lift-accessed community.
Given the high-end nature of the subdivision - with Phase I sold out and lots in Phase II starting at $1.5 million - the local Kadenwood homeowner's association approached Intrawest with an idea that makes the neighbourhood far more convenient and accessible for residents and visitors renting the luxury properties.
The "pluse" gondola will have just four cabins that can carry up to 8 people each, which will be placed in two clusters of two along the cable by means of fixed grips.
A trip from station to station will take just over six minutes.
The bottom station will be located beside the existing gondola at Creekside, and the top station will be at the top of the Kadenwood neighbourhood, along the ski-in from Peak to Creek.
The gondola will be dedicated for residents only, and will be operational whatever hours are set by the Kadenwood strata corporation.