Sometimes, capital projects come with great fanfare, like Attitash’s debut of its new summit quad lift to replace the infamous Summit Triple. Some, like Saddleback’s seven-megawatt solar farm, you might never see.
Whether it’s a new, multi-million dollar lift or a unique wrinkle to the cafeteria lunch menu, the offseason is a busy time for getting work done at ski areas and resorts across New England. Here’s a look at the additions and projects that skiers and riders can expect to see at their favorite ski destinations this winter in New Hampshire:
Bretton Woods, which became the first ski area in the state to open for the season on Nov. 14, is celebrating 50 years this season with special events, guest speakers, a community fundraiser, and a unique ski and stay package (“Rays Your Glasses”) which includes a voucher for a pair of 23-karat gold aviator sunglasses from Boston-based company, Randolph, Tuckerman Brewing Company’s special edition Bretton Woods Kölsch and a pair of commemorative glasses, as well as lift tickets with first tracks. Starting rate is $739/night. The first five to book also receive a complimentary groomer ride.
Loon Mountain Resort, and the surrounding area, for that matter, is getting a facelift this season with the South Peak expansion, adding more than 30 acres of terrain, a new chairlift (Timbertown Quad), and fully automated snowmaking. The expansion adds 11 trails (a blend of beginner and intermediate levels) to the resort, increasing the area’s skiable terrain to more than 400 acres with 12 lifts and a vertical drop of 2,190 feet. New terrain includes two tree-skiing areas. Timbertown Quad is a four-person chairlift located 1 1/2 miles from Interstate 93, providing guests convenient access to South Peak terrain from downtown Lincoln, N.H.