Week 1 Update
We have had an amazing first week that saw backcountry skiers, snowboarders, climbers, scramblers and more come together in surprising numbers to engage Parks Canada on lodging redevelopment in Rogers Pass. So thanks to all of you who have participated so far!
If you haven’t already done so we need three things from you:
2) Complete our SURVEY to tell us what you want to see at Rogers Pass, BC. (Results next week)
Important Thank You’s
Social Media Activity:
Facebook page likes: 323
Instagram followers: 37
Twitter followers: 15
Change.org signatures: 141
Survey submissions: 102
In the news:
Before launching the reviverogers.com website and social media properties on Monday we tried to reach Nick Irving, Superintendent of Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, we have not been able to reach anyone at Parks Canada yet. Obviously, our hope is that Parks staff do not feel blindsided by this initiative. While we did our best to reach out… this initiative has very quickly taken on a life of its own and we have attracted the following media attention:
Revelstoke Mountaineer – Revelstoke
Easy Rock 91.5 – Salmon Arm, Revelstoke, and Golden
Scheduled media interviews: 2
Survey Results Teaser:
We will be releasing preliminary results of our survey next week. However, right now it looks like there is overwhelming support for a lodge situated at Rogers Pass, BC.
96% of survey respondents said that Parks Canada should permit the redevelopment of a lodge at Rogers Pass, BC.
In addition, we now see that not having a lodge in the pass poses a barrier to people visiting the Park.
Almost 74% of respondents indicated that they saw the lack of accommodation in Rogers Pass, BC as a barrier to visiting Glacier National Park. Those that did not see the lack of accommodation as a barrier were predominantly from nearby Golden, BC and Revelstoke, BC which makes sense.
About Revive Rogers:
Revive Rogers is a community of backcountry skiers and snowboarders working to restore environmentally sustainable lodging to Rogers Pass, BC. A lodge in Rogers Pass would provide a hub for backcountry education, avalanche awareness, and awareness of Glacier National Park’s Winter Permit and Access System. We think this would enhance safety, increase compliance with the Parks’ Winter Permit system (which has declined since Glacier Park Lodge closed in 2012), and ultimately protect winter backcountry access in the years to come.
Our mission is to improve backcountry safety and access by engaging and collaborating with Parks Canada to find accommodation solutions for Glacier National Park.