Killington to Construct New Base Lodge, New North Ridge Quad
Construction is set to begin this spring on both projects.
Thursday, March 21, 2019, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com
Fresh off its massive 2018-19 investment, Killington announced another major capital infusion today. Pending permits, construction will commence this spring on a new K1 base lodge and North Ridge chairlift.
As reported on NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com in January, Killington is planning on replacing the North Ridge Triple with a new $2.16 million fixed grip quad chairlift. Traditionally providing the first lift served skiing in New England each season, Heron-Poma lift was installed in 1972, climbing 587 vertical feet over a run of 2,290 feet. According to Killington's announcement today, the lift will be removed in "early spring" and the new lift should be "finished in time for our traditional early opening."
Meanwhile, initial lodge construction will take place below the current base lodge in 2019. The existing structure will remain in service during the 2019-20 season and will be removed during the following summer. The new three story lodge, 57% larger than the existing structure, is set to debut for the 2020-21 season.