The North Conway resort has been seeing significant investment since it was acquired by the Fairbank Group in 2010.
Thursday, April 14, 2022, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com
Crews are hard at work at Cranmore as the North Conway resort continues to see significant investment.
Crews are currently demolishing the base lodge, which will be replaced with the 30,000 square foot Fairbank Lodge. Lodge facilities are expected to be completed in time for the 2022-23 season, with finishing touches to be completed one year later. The top two floors of the lodge will be condominiums. The lodge will include a food court, a bar, a store, and lockers.
Further down the base area, a Fairfield Marriott Hotel is nearing completion adjacent to the recently constructed Artist Falls Lodge. The 88-room hotel is expected to open in time for the 2022-23 season.
Meanwhile, crews have started work on a $1 million upgrade to Cranmore's Skimobile Express Quad. The 1995 Doppelmayr lift's saftey system will be overhauled this spring and will reportedly see a 20% increase in uphill capacity.
Located in North Conway, Cranmore has been in operation since the 1937-38 season. The current redevelopment of the area dates back to June 15, 2010, when Booth Creek sold Cranmore to Brian Fairbank, Tyler Fairbank, and Joseph O'Donnell, the operators of Jiminy Peak in Massachusetts. Since taking over the mountain, the Fairbank Group has replaced two chairlifts, relocated one chairlift, expanded snowmaking, added more off-season attractions, and constructed new base area buildings (including dozens of new condominiums).