Vermont never rests during the winter and especially not in the summer as they have some sweet improvements and upgrades set to be underway in summer 2013.
Jay Peak Resort has officially released its summer 2013 schedule and it’s packed with food, fun, concerts, and more for locals and adventurers to enjoy. In addition, the resort has announced their ambitious revamp plans for the resort as well.
Some of the highlights of their summer project include a brand new 80,000-square foot base lodge, rental center, and hotel located at the resort’s Stateside area. The resort is also planning to construct an additional 84 new mountain cottages and completely renovate the resort’s entrance. The new base lodge and facility is set to open just before the end of the year in December.
In addition to some winter season improvements, the resort will also continue work their new wedding and event space that is already under construction. This space, nicknamed The Barn, will be a beautiful 2,000-square foot facility that will be spotted in between the first tee and ninth green of Jay Peak’s legendary championship golf course. The Barn will open just in time for some summer weddings in July.
Burke Mountain has invested a whopping $108 million for developments and improvements over the course of the next three years. Some exciting projects include an additional four slope-side lodging facilities located at Mid Burke Lodge and Sherburne Base area that will encompass new benefits for skiers and riders as well as more resort amenities. Plans are underway for the first phase of the project with a projected mid-summer ground-breaking for the first hotel complex.
Smugglers’ Notch Resort
An exciting addition for summer 2013 includes Splashville, which is a sweet water playground designed for kids 6 and younger. Some of electrifying features of the new addition include water misters and sprays, pulsating fountains, and a happy yellow duckie waterslide perfect for the youngsters. Splashville will also provide some relaxing lounge chairs for parents to enjoy their time in the sun while still keeping an eye on the little ones, which makes this a great place for all families to enjoy.
Killington Resort and Pico Mountain are psyched about their largest capital investment since Powdr took the reigns with total expenditures for 2013-2014 expected to come out at $9,766,500 at Killington and $1.3 million at Pico for the Andrea Mead Lawrence Lodge.
Okemo Mountain Resort
Okemo is all about the romance on the mountain and they are stoked to introduce their new wedding garden to welcome brides and grooms, and all their lovely wedding guests.
“Couples fall in love with our Wedding Garden when they see it,” commented Lynn Anthony, Okemo Banquet & Conference Sales Manager. “It’s easy for them to picture themselves in this quintessential setting with all the amenities of The Jackson Gore Inn, including an ideal reception venue, just a short stroll away.”
Magic Mountain is committed to continuing its revamp of its snowmaking process by improving snowmaking capacity and efficiency in order to shoot snow on the mountain sooner and faster. Their guests noticed that sweet improvements from last season in regards to snowmaking so they hope to further enhance this part of their service.
Mount Snow Resort
Mount Snow also has some enhancement plans for their snowmaking process as they plan to replace about three miles of snowmaking pipe to improve both production and efficiency.