Current plans call for 2,200 acres of terrain serviced by 22 lifts.
Thursday, February 26, 2015, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com
A web site for the proposed Balsams reopening has been quietly launched, featuring a high level overview for the massive project.
According to the site, 2,200 acres of alpine ski terrain would be opened at full build out, making it larger than Killington. The site also hints the area would use its climate to its advantage to provide early openings and late closings.
22 lifts may include at least one gondola originating from the vicinity of the historic hotel. 100 KM of nordic skiing would be offered.
The site is also decorated with numerous glowing quotes from developer Les Otten, founder of LBO Resorts and American Skiing Company:
"This spectacular terrain inspires a vast and diverse ski area that will be the centerpiece for what will be one of the finest four season resorts ever constructed."
"In over four decades of developing resorts, I have never come across land with such beauty and potential. Its scale, physical diversity and accessibility make it the ideal setting for the most spectacular four seasons resort of its kind."
Grand Hotel base area
Ski area overview
Ski area acreage chart
Dixville Peak as seen from the top of the Balsams Wilderness ski area (2014)