Major projects are ongoing at Bretton Woods and Waterville Valley.
Sunday, August 12, 2018, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com
Bretton Woods Gondola Footings
With ski season about 3 months away, the clock is ticking for New Hampshire's largest capital improvement projects.
Bretton Woods B Chair Remains
Only the towers remain from the last original Bretton Woods chairlift, as the base terminal has been removed to make way for the new gondola. Footings are being poured for the Doppelmayr 8 passenger lift, which is set to open this winter. A new summit lodge is planned for construction next year.
Trail work, snowmaking improvements, and lodge construction are underway at Waterville Valley. The upper portions of two expert trails on Green Peak have been excavated and thousands of feet of snowmaking pipe have been dragged into place, with hundreds of Sufag tower guns lining old and new slopes.
The front of the main lodge is now undergoing demolition and excavation, as phase two of the renovation project is in progress. The southeastern side of the building was rebuilt last year.
Meanwhile, construction on the High Country T-Bar remains on hold for a few more days. Work on the new LST lift commenced last year, but was paused this spring due to Bicknell's Thrush restrictions. The restriction runs to August 15. The new lift will offer a faster, less wind-susceptible ride than the original High Country Double.