Killington Ski Resort in Vermont will be putting $6.5 million towards a new restaurant and facility, following the removal of the Peak Lodge (photo above) this spring. Peak Lodge sits atop the 4,100 foot level of Killington Peak and is accessible from Killington’s K-1 Express Gondola.
The new facility won’t be completed until the start of the 2012-2013 season, and will become the highest gondola served restaurant and meeting space venue in eastern North America. Situated near Killington Peak in the Green Mountains, the 22,000 square foot facility will provide vistas of the Adirondack Range in New York, the White Mountains of New Hampshire and the Green Mountains of Vermont.
“Constructed in the late 1960’s, this facility has reached its usable life span and it is time for it to be replaced,” stated Chris Nyberg, president and general manager of Killington/Pico Ski Resort Partners, LLC.
The new and improved structure will be a bit smaller than the old building, and reside at the same location as the old structure. “This facility will be an icon for not only the Killington Region in Central Vermont, but for the entire state. The views and experience that the new facility will provide to our guests will be unsurpassed,” Nyberg said.
The K-1 Express Gondola base area will also be getting a facelift this summer. The maze area will be covered and heated. Additionally, the gondola car storage area and adjacent guest drop-off area is being renovated.