Base Facility Projects Continue as Season Approaches
Numerous areas are working on new or improved lodges.
Monday, October 11, 2021, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com
Crews are hastily working on base facility projects in New England as ski season quickly approaches.
The largest project set to debut this winter is an all-new base lodge at Bousquet. The price tag for the new 15,800 square foot structure was estimated at $5 million.
Recent activity has been observed on the new K1 lodge at Killington. Originally priced at $27 million and slated for a 2020-21 opening, construction was halted due to government ordered COVID restrictions. At present, full construction is expected to resume over the winter, with the original structure being demolished soon thereafter.
Also delayed by COVID, the expansion of the Mt. Ellen base lodge at Sugarbush is moving forward. The new wing will house Vermont Adaptive, while also providing improved facilities for the general public. The project was originally priced at $2 million.
Gunstock is working on enhancing its rental operations as an addition takes shape.
Meanwhile, WVBBTS is making progress on the first phase of its "Raise the Roofs" campaign by raising the roof of the Waterville Valley base area building that houses its clubhouse. The renovations will provide improved space and facilities for the group.