Electrical and pumphouse upgrades at Yukon’s Mount Sima
By Anthony Capkun
November 30, 2020 – Whitehorse’s Mount Sima ski hill is receiving funding for recreational infrastructure.
The pumphouse and electrification project will improve the ski hill’s electricity and snowmaking capacity. Upgrades will include new electrical, pumping and stream flow control measures, as well as converting snow-making away from reliance on diesel power.
Meantime, the installation of LED lighting on the hill will help build increased capacity for training and special events.
Ottawa is investing over $3.7 million in this project through the Investing in Canada plan, through the Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure Stream (RNIS) and the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream (CCRIS). Yukon is providing more than $1.4 million toward the project.