New Gondola Project at Bretton Woods Moving Forward
The new lift is expected to be ready for the 2018-19 ski season.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com
Proposed Gondola at Bretton Woods
Construction of a new gondola is expected to start by this summer at Bretton Woods, the Caledonian Record reports. The lift is expected to serve skiers by the end of 2018.
The new 8 passenger gondola line would start in the base area, cross over the Bethlehem Quad, and terminate at the top of Fabyan's Triple (which would be slightly truncated). The new gondola would be the third enclosed ski lift in New Hampshire and the fifth in New England to feature 8 passenger cabins. The lift would be roughly 6,000 feet long, climbing 1,300 vertical feet, terminating about 100 feet below the summit of Mt. Rosebrook.
The top of Fabyan's Triple (2017)
A new two story dining facility would be constructed atop the lift, featuring 285 seats. The facility would reportedly replace the Latitude 44 Restaurant starting in the summer of 2019.
The $15 million project has been approved by the Bethlehem Zoning Board of Adjustment, but still needs state approval.
The newest major ski area in New England, Bretton Woods debuted in December 1973. Omni Hotels & Resorts purchased the resort in 2015 after leasing it for 6 years from CNL Lifestyle Properties.