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Grouse for sale

Sept. 20, 2016, 6:36 a.m.
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I am sure a bunch of you saw this on the news, I received the brochure from CBRE, this bullet point was included:

Future development opportunities: The year-round nature of the Mountain allows for a wide range of future development and expansion opportunities, including accommodation, spa facilities and lift-serviced mountain biking to capitalize on the existing network of world-class biking trails on Mount Fromme.

Sept. 20, 2016, 8:25 a.m.
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Could you email that brochure to info@nsmba.ca please?

Sept. 20, 2016, 8:30 a.m.
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lift-serviced mountain biking to capitalize on the existing network of world-class biking trails on Mount Fromme.

They can make all the projections they want. This conversation already happened. I'd be curious to see the link as well. If you could post it here that would be great.

I wouldn't worry about this becoming a reality.

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Sept. 20, 2016, 8:53 a.m.
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Heckler, email sent.

Sept. 20, 2016, 8:59 a.m.
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Great! Thanks. Now we just need a few hundred million new paid memberships to hatch the new bike park. 😏

Sept. 20, 2016, 9:20 a.m.
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Let's cross our fingers that there is no change to the permission that is granted for the trails on Fromme on Grouse land under new ownership.

Sept. 20, 2016, 10:38 a.m.
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Let's cross our fingers that there is no change to the permission that is granted for the trails on Fromme on Grouse land under new ownership.

Which Fromme trails are on Grouse land? All?

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Sept. 20, 2016, 11:19 a.m.
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CBC article: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/grouse-mountain-sale-1.3769661

Sept. 20, 2016, 11:23 a.m.
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It might not be all bad. Maybe we'll finally get that club house. Buy a beer at the top before dropping in.

Sept. 20, 2016, 9:05 p.m.
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Darn … I was hoping it was one of these

Sept. 21, 2016, 9:18 a.m.
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rumor is deal in the works. this is why it was announced in the first place…

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Sept. 21, 2016, 11:09 a.m.
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Map of the Fromme Trails on Grouse land.

All of Upper Oilcan, top and exit of 7th, Bookwus, Top of Expresso, LOC, Grannies. Top of executioner and Fromme Ascent which is not on this map.

FYI, summer operations on Grouse Mountain currently are bigger and make more money then winter operations. While opening up to mountain biking is possible, the logistics that would have to be overcome are:

1. getting riders up and down the mountain to Grouse Property. They would use the Blue Gondola, which is smaller and used for daily ops.
2. If they were to use the Fromme area, they would want riders to get back to Grouse Property to buy stuff. Gondola/chair at the 6th SB?

Considering the cost of putting in infrastructure to accommodate a user group that would contribute negligibly to their bottom line, but increase their maintenance, 1st aid, transportation and potential conflict with current users, is it worth it? That would be the question.

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Sept. 22, 2016, 10:45 p.m.
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Maybe I'll start with a small investment on that lot at the 6th switchback…

Sept. 23, 2016, 9:09 a.m.
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Global TV recently did a story and interview with the 2 (unsanctioned) builders of the Grouse Grind starting in the 1970s. Old-school hikers got upset when the District widened the Grind in the 1990s and fixed/added stairs for sustainability reasons.

http://globalnews.ca/news/2956083/meet-the-two-men-who-built-the-grouse-grind/

Just shows you some things never change, whether its hiking, MTB or whatever.

I think they are now up for some award … they did bring, directly or indirectly, hundreds of millions of $$$ onto the North Shore over the last 35 years and millions of people out to the outdoors.

I'm surprised Monica hasn't torn them another one and called them criminals at Council for building the Grind in "her" forest.

Sept. 23, 2016, 3:41 p.m.
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Maybe I'll start with a small investment on that lot at the 6th switchback…

That lot is probably a steal! If I recall correctly, the price has stayed the same over the years while the rest of the North Shore has gone up how much?

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