Ecosign is especially proud of our many projects which have been built and are operating successfully.
Since our inception, hundreds of lift and piste systems have been implemented to Ecosign’s specifications. We have designed numerous Pedestrian Resort Villages, the majority of which have been built. We have completed the design, layout and construction monitoring for competition venues at six Olympic Winter Games and two World Alpine Championships. We have also designed many snow tubing facilities as well as beginner zone and base area transformations.
Chongli Thaiwoo Resort
In 2010, Ecosign was commissioned by the Raissun Investment Company to complete a comprehensive Detailed Master Plan for Raissun’s Thaiwoo Resort located 16 kilometers east of the City of Chongli in Heibei Province.
Raissun Investment opened the first phase of the resort in December of 2015 which includes a ski area with a capacity of 4,800 skiers at one time, a 2-section, 8-passenger gondola, high speed detachable chairlifts, and a comprehensive beginner ski center with 9 moving carpet lifts, terrain park, snow tubing and family adventure zone. The village consists of a variety of public 3, 4 and 5 Star Hotels and a mix of public and private residential units. The Phase 1 village contains a total of 2,200 pillows of public overnight accommodation and 600 private residential pillows which are all located within comfortable walking distance to the ski lifts, recreational activities and commercial center. The village pedestrian street is anchored by the main snow front gondola plaza , the family adventure zone, and by the main village plaza complete with an ice skating rink, summer water play fountain and outdoor patios for entertainment, dining and people watching.
Ecosign Featured at Thaiwoo Resort Grand Opening Brand Launch November 12, 2015
Video produced and supplied by Beijing Raissun Investment Co. Ltd.
Sun Peaks Resort, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
Nippon Cable Co. Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan purchased the Tod Mountain Ski Area in April 1992. Since that time Ecosign has acted as the prime consultant and project planner for the transformation of the Tod Mountain Ski Area into Sun Peaks Resort, a four season resort community with approximately 500 residents and 8,000 beds. Over $500 million has been invested by the resort and private developers to expand the ski area onto 3 mountains, construct an 18 hole championship golf course and build over 1,600 new dwelling units.
Changbaishan, Jilin Province, China
In 2010, Ecosign completed a comprehensive Ski Area, Resort Village, Real Estate and Overall Land Use Master Plan for Wanda Commercial Properties Co. Ltd., for a project in the north-eastern portion of the Province of Jilin near Changbaishan Mountain. Phase One of this resort included six “Flag” hotels made up of 4 and 5 star accommodation. The village also includes a Traditional Chinese Family Spa, a 1,000-seat performing arts theater, interpretive museum, man-made lake and feature lakeside restaurant, and golf clubhouse for the Nicklaus course. Additionally, the base lands include 600 villas which have been constructed to provide ski-in/ski-out luxury accommodation, one Jack Nicklaus 18-hole Championship golf course and two Robert Trent Jones Championship 18- Hole golf courses. The total project was built in just 32 months from scratch at a cost of USD $3.2 billion.
Video produced and supplied by Wanda Commercial Planning & Research Institute CO., Ltd
Ecosign was originally commissioned in 2010 to create an “Immediate Action Plan” for the resort in order to improve the existing facilities and create a new, modern slope-side ski village. Following Ecosign’s design work, the “New Gudauri” resort base was constructed and included a new access road, beginner ski lift, tubing park, parking lots and two buildings were constructed along with a new high-speed ten-passenger gondola “Good Aura”. In 2015, Ecosign completed a comprehensive Master Plan for the Gudauri Resort which included further renovation of the existing ski area and an expansion to the northern side of the mountain to Kobi Gudauri via three interconnected gondola systems. These lifts span a distance of 7.5 km and were constructed and opened for the 2018/2019 winter season. In addition to the Kobi Gondola and piste system, four separate high-speed six passenger detachable chairlifts have been installed at Guduari since 2016 and the New Gudauri village has also been expanded to include nine large buildings, all in accordance to Ecosign’s Master Plan.