Stacie Sullivan, Communications Manager at Waterville Valley Resort, provides us with an update on what’s happening with the new Freestyle Lounge at the Waterville Valley Base Lodge.
By Stacie Sullivan, Waterville Valley Resort
Fall Foliage Fest is right around the corner and it’s your first chance to see what projects have been going on up at the mountain. Since ski season ended, construction crews have been making steady progress and currently all hands are on deck as they work to finish up construction and final details. Here’s a quick update on changes and what to expect this winter:
-New windows have been installed in both the Freestyle Lounge and on the second floor of the Base Lodge.
-The interior is lined with tongue and groove pine paneling giving the space a bright and welcoming feel.
-The exterior of the lodge has new siding.
-The roof has been painted, stained, insulated, and sealed.
-The deck on the side entrance of the Freestyle Lounge is being expanded all the way to the stairs and the ground underneath will be graded. The deck will be grated so that snow can fall through.
-The inside flooring will be rubber matting creating a non-slip surface.
-New kitchen appliances have been brought in for food service.
-The bathrooms on the third floor are getting a face lift.
-New bathrooms are being built on the second floor of the Base Lodge near the side entrance. Guests will no longer have to walk up or down stairs to use the bathroom while eating lunch.
The first thing you’ll notice when driving to the base area is the construction zone around the Base Lodge. Currently, all the earth work is finished, painting in the Freestyle Lounge is nearing completion, the exterior paint is almost done, there are just two windows left to install, the landing will be framed soon, and the bathrooms are getting the final plumbing.
As we get closer to the finished project, the construction crew will begin putting down flooring, bringing in the furniture, and decorating the space.
The construction crew is making wonderful progress and things are looking good going into the start of ski season. If you want to see the progress for yourself, we ask that you respect the perimeter that’s been put up around the courtyard and look from afar. You can also join President/General Manager, Tim Smith on Saturday, October 12, at 3 p.m. for a tour and first look at the space. Meet in the ski resort courtyard.