VT Summer Improvements
I've only included mountain/skiing improvements (top of list) from a longer lists. Although Stratton's $8.5 lodge improvements and Haystack's Six Pack weren't included. No Six Pack at Jay or new Corinthia lodge at Mt. Snow. The West Lake is on going (2yrs.). Anyone know where the Mt. Coaster is going in at Killington?
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|What's New this Summer at Vermont Ski Resorts?
As the 2014-15 ski and snowboard season comes to a close Vermont resorts prepare for another great season while also touting new summer activities and offerings. Visitors to Vermont during the warmer months can expect new camps, ziplines and mountain bike programs, and will likely catch glimpses of improvements underway for the 2015-16 winter season.
New Improvements Underway for the 2015-16 Season:
Q Burke Mountain Resort
Q Burke Mountain Resort’s prepares the first ever slope side full service hotel complete with a new bar/restaurant, conference space, and front row access to the best skiing, riding, and mountain biking in New England. The 116 room boutique style lodge is scheduled to open in December 2015 with new career job openings posted daily to our website, www.qburke.com.
Jay Peak Resort
This summer Jay Peak is getting into the movie business. The northern Vermont resort will spend the warmer months building a 15,000-square foot recreational center that will include a 145-seat cinema draught house (READ: a movie theater that serves beer), 16 climbing walls, one ropes course, 30 arcade games, and a snack bar. And in case that wasn’t enough to keep the staff busy, Jay Peak will also build 84 more mountain cottages between the Tramside and Stateside areas of the resort.
Sugarbush has begun the installation of the new Valley House Quad in the Lincoln Peak base area for the 2015/16 winter season. The Doppelmayr Fixed-Grip Quad will increase the uphill capacity of the current lift from 748 to 1800 people per hour and cut the ride time to approximately 8 minutes. The lift should help eliminate any lift lines in the base area and provide a reliable back-up lift to the Super Bravo Express Quad.
Killington Resort introduces eight new summer attractions thanks to $3.5 million in investments. The new summer energy center at Snowshed will feature Snowshed Express lift service increased from weekends to 7-days a week for access to expanded beginner and intermediate mountain biking, the Beast Coaster, a 4,800’ alpine mountain coaster, a 1,000’ Skyeride that lifts participants 200 feet above Snowshed Pond, a four-story ropes course loaded with obstacles, a 5,000 square foot maze, ATV and Segway tours and more. Snowshed will also be the new home of the Cooler in the Mountains concert series, beginning July 18.