Vermont Resorts are getting busy with improvements for the 2014-2015 ski and ride season. This sneak peak of some of the new attractions and upgrades you can expect next winter might make you want to plan your trips now:
Jay Peak Resort’s new Stateside Amphitheater, a 1500-person outdoor music venue, will be fitted with a choice of seated or lawn options, and a beer garden, y’all. It plans for a July 25th opening to a large music festival throughout the weekend. Bottoms up!
Mountain Top Inn & Resort – The Lodge at The Mountain Top Inn & Resort at Killington, VT will sport an extreme mountain-style makeover this summer. Their rustic look is fitted with new cedar siding and trim, standing seam roof and new windows. Mountain Top’s new tubing hill will be open just in time for the winter season with the option of staying at a handful of newly constructed 2-3 bedroom cottages.
Magic Mountain is working the magic of another record year and will continue improvements to its snow making system. Unique to this independent mountain, it’s the skiers and riders of The Magic Faithful Club who will provide the capital needed for the upgrades to the equipment. They’re essentially planning to appease their riders’ appetite for more snow, delivered early and often.
Burke Mountain – Groundbreaking is just around the corner for the construction of the new 116-suite Hotel Burke, set to open in November and the first of $100+ M worth of capital improvements, woot woot! Along with the new hotel are plans to install an indoor aquatic and tennis center. The construction will present the first ski in/out hotel lodging at the mountain and is expected to be completed before the 2015-2016 winter season.
Stowe Mountain Resort – In order to meet increasing demand for après ski fun, Stowe Mountain Resort is adding a new ice rink that will double as a community plaza and green in the summer, along with amenities. These amenities will include a children’s ski and ride school, a year-round daycare center, a children’s activities center, a new clubhouse, retail shops, restaurants, food markets, and a parking garage for club members.
Sugarbush Resort will kick off summer with renovations to their health and racquet club. They’re preparing for next winter with $1M in upgrades to several of their lifts, parking expansion and in their snowmaking system.
Do these upgrades make you want to start planning for next winter? Will you be headed up to any of these resorts to take advantage of their improvements?