Lift and Lodge Construction In Progress Across New England
Major projects are being wrapped up this off season.
Monday, June 3, 2019, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com
With the 2018-19 ski season officially over, construction season is in full gear across New England.
Killington's nearly non-stop construction campaign has continued this spring, as the North Ridge Triple has been removed and components for the new fixed grip quad are being staged in the parking lot. Construction of the new lift has yet to begin. Meanwhile, the two-year, $27 million base lodge project has yet to begin, as the Vermont Act 250 permitting process continues.
Work continues at Ascutney Outdoors, as the reborn ski area is aiming to have its T-Bar installation completed this summer. The 1,761 foot long refurbished Doppelmayr lift will provide lift service to terrain similar to the 1950s footprint of the ski area. The base terminal is nearing completion, while some lift footings have been poured. The top terminal has yet to be poured.
More progress has been made on the Waterville Valley base lodge project, which has been ongoing for two years. Exterior work continues on the new addition, which debuted to skiers late last season.
Pats Peak is also in the midst of a main lodge expansion, as concrete work has been largely completed.
The Bretton Woods gondola is nearing completion, as the haul rope has been strung. Meanwhile, the framework for the new summit lodge atop the new 8 passenger lift is taking shape.
In Southern New England, Catamount's base area modernization continues, as a second base lodge has been constructed adjacent to the recently renovated main lodge. Additional investments this year include zip lines, increased snowmaking, and new trails.