February 16, 2012 (Wildwood, MO) – Peak Resorts has announced its plan to build a new 48,000 square foot main base lodge at Brandywine Ski Resort. The new lodge is estimated to be a capital investment of upwards of $5 million which will replace three existing buildings resulting in all skier services being combined in one convenient location.
In an effort to provide a quality guest experience, all basic needs will be located on the ground level including lift ticket windows, a 10,000 square foot rental facility, restrooms and retail shop. A cafeteria, bar and seating area with capacity that more than doubles the existing facility will be located on the second floor of the new building. The second floor will also feature a panorama of the ski resort through large glass windows which will allow guests to enjoy the view from inside, while a large patio and sundeck accessible from both ground and second levels will extend the entire length of the building to offer abundant outdoor seating.
“We are excited to announce the new lodge at Brandywine Ski Resort. We have seen the way a similar building has served our guests in New Hampshire, and know that it is going to be a significant improvement for our customers at Brandywine and Boston Mills,” said Jesse Boyd, COO of Peak Resorts.
Construction will begin immediately following the conclusion of the 2011/2012 season. Brandywine Ski Resort and Northfield Fire Department officials are working together to utilize the existing base area facilities for a two-week training exercise prior to final demolition. This period will allow a rare and valuable training opportunity for local fire departments to practice in large multi-level structures.
Following the demolition of the existing facilities, site prep-work will begin which entails removal of the concrete foundation, grading of the existing terrain and landscaping improvements. Brandywine Ski Resort will decide on a local building contractor to head up the design and implementation of the building in the coming days and hopes to contribute in all ways possible to the local economy with this project. Completion of the new main base lodge is planned for early November.
“For Peak Resorts to make this major commitment with a new state-of-the-art base lodge shows how much it values this resort and the guests who have been so loyal to it for decades” said Boston Mills/Brandywine General Manager Vinnie Lewis.
The announcement of the new Brandywine main base lodge comes on the doorstep of Summit Season Pass sales. Summit Season Passes offer unlimited skiing/riding at Brandywine and sister resort Boston Mills for the remainder of the 2012 season and entire 2012/2013 season. Summit Season Passes go on sale Tuesday February 21st through April 30th and are the most deeply discounted passes available. The first 500 people to purchase a Summit Season Pass will be invited to the Grand Opening celebration of the new main base lodge in November. There will also be weekly prize raffles during the six weeks that Summit Passes are on sale.
For more information and to view plans of the new lodge please visit www.bmbw.com .
Peak Resorts is a leader and innovator in the ski industry committed to building an enhanced resort experience. It currently owns and operates several U.S. ski resorts including: Attitash (NH), Boston Mills (OH), Brandywine (OH), Crotched Mountain (NH), Hidden Valley (MO), Jack Frost (PA), Big Boulder (PA), Mad River Mountain (OH), Mount Snow (VT), Paoli Peaks (IN), Snow Creek (MO) and Wildcat (NH). Peak Resorts is defined by the passion, determination, and commitment of each of its resorts to family recreation, improvements in technology, and service. For further information, please visit www.peakresorts.com