Tucked away at the base of the Mackinac Island, a volcanic ridge, the mountain is the most remote and untouched on Earth.
Located in a small, remote area of the Pacific Northwest, it is home to the most famous ski resort in the world, the Blue Mountains, which is named for the iconic blue powder that comes from the mountains’ snow-covered summit.
But it’s not just the mountain’s sheer beauty that attracts travellers to its popular resorts.
“There are a lot of people who don’t even know it exists,” says Chris Brown, a snowboarder from Vancouver who owns Campus Lodge.
“We want people to come and spend a weekend here and it’s just something to do and enjoy.”
Campus Lodge is located in the heart of the Blue Mountain Resort.
Photo: Daniel Munoz The Blue Mountains’ peak is named after the iconic powder, but it is not just about the peaks’ breathtaking peaks and spectacular surroundings.
In fact, the peak of the peak has a unique history, dating back to the 18th century.
During the early 1900s, a small band of pioneers were exploring the area to see if it could be a new mining camp, and they stumbled upon a site that was the only place to find gold.
The land was later designated as the “Blackfoot Land” by the federal government, which allowed mining operations to commence.
In the years that followed, a mining boom followed, and the land was quickly turned into a resort.
A boomtown is born In the late 20th century, the resort started expanding and attracting people from around the world.
By the early 21st century, it had more than 5,000 rooms, and now has a population of more than 10,000.
“It’s a really special place, and I think a lot more people are coming because of that,” says Brown.
“And there’s a lot that’s going on there.
We’re just excited to have them come.”
Campus was started in the early 2000s as a one-day skiing excursion with local guides.
Photo by Chris Brown Campus Lodge has a huge menu of popular beverages and food, with some of the best local ingredients on the planet.
“Campus has a really great feel to it, it’s so laid back and comfortable,” says Grey.
“You just come and have a fun time, you can sit back and relax and not have to worry about the weather.”
There’s no need to book an entire week’s stay at Campus Lodge, but you do have to be prepared.
“They do have some really good hotels,” says Matt Tippetts, a member of the local Ski and Snowboard Club.
“If you want to be up and coming in the snow or snowboard and stay on the slopes, it does provide you with a great base for getting your feet wet.”
Tippets says Campus has been very welcoming to visitors, and has been one of the most popular resorts in the area.
“I think it’s definitely going to attract a lot people,” he says.
“The facilities are great, there’s snowboard facilities, a ski area, a cabins, and a snowshoe park.”
Campus also has a bar, a food court, and is currently looking to expand.
“People are coming in from all over the world and there’s been a lot to see so far,” says Tippett.
“In fact, I’m really excited to see what the future holds.”
What’s next for Campus?
The resort is set to open for the winter season in 2018, but the plans for its expansion are still a bit of a mystery.
“What we really want to do is just get this to a point where we can really open it up and make it a really popular resort for everyone,” says White.
“This is a very unique place, it has a very special history, and we want to see how it grows over time.”
Tuckers says the ski resort will also open in the spring of 2019.
“As soon as we can, we’re going to be opening it,” he said.
“At the moment, we are going to try and make this the biggest resort on the continent, but we’re also going to have other things coming up.”