The Future

MASTER DEVELOPMENT PLAN

Approved by the Forest Service in November of 2008, our Master Development Plan outlines the next generation of skiing and riding at The Summit.


DEVELOPMENT PLAN

Alpental Snapshot

  • Magic Carpet
    Completed in 2009, the covered magic carpet replaced an old rope tow.
  • David Pettigrew Mountain Safety and Education Center
    Completed in 2012, this new building is located at the top of Armstrong Express and also serves as a patrol meeting space.
  • International Quad Chair
    This planned additional chair will relieve congestion on Edelweiss Chair and increase uphill capacity at Alpental.
  • Sessel Quad Chair
    This planned replacement of Sessel Double Chair will increase uphill capacity at Alpental and provide a longer downhill experience on Sessel.
  • New Day Lodge & Additional Parking
    We plan to add another visitor services building as well as another parking lot.

DEVELOPMENT PLAN

Summit West Snapshot

  • Magic Carpets
    Two new magic carpets have been added to beginner areas in recent years to support learn to ski and snowboard programs.
  • Wildside Quad
    This planned project will replace and realign Wildside with a quad chair, providing increased capacity, easier access, and better on-mountain flow.
  • Slide-In Lodge Expansion
    This planned project will increase our restaurant capacity at Summit West.
  • Main Parking Lot Expansion
    This planned project will provide more parking and better traffic flow.
  • North Side Double Chair
    This planned new chairlift installation will give skiers and snowboarders access to new advanced terrain and increase the uphill capacity at Summit West.
  • Realignment Of Julie's Chair
    This planned project will create a better downhill skiing experience and easiery access to the chairlift.
  • Replacement/realignment of Dodge Ridge Chair
    This planned project will create a better downhill skiing experience, better cross-mountain flow, and easier lift access.
  • Baby Double Chair
    This planned project will provide more beginner terrain and increase uphill capacity.

DEVELOPMENT PLAN

Summit Central Snapshot

  • New Silver Fir Lodge
    This project was completed in 2014 and provides a large modern space for guests to meet and enjoy food and drinks together.
  • Ski School Quad Chair
    This planned project will provide more uphill capacity to under-utilized beginner terrain.
  • Replacement/realignment of Triple 60 Chair
    This planned project will provide easier access to the chair, plus increased uphill capacity by replacing with a quad chair, and better flow on-mountain.
  • Replacement/realignment of Holiday Chair
    This planned project will provide easier access to the chair, increased uphill capacity by replacing with a quad, and better beginner user flow.
  • Replacement/Expansion of Central Lodge
    This planned project will increase restaurant capacity, rental center capacity and flow, as well as create a better base area experience.
  • Additional Parking at Silver Fir
    This planned project will increase parking capacty for Silver Fir and overflow situations.

DEVELOPMENT PLAN

Summit East Snapshot

  • New East Peak Triple Chair
    This project was completed in fall of 2010, providing increased uphill capacity and a more modern reliable lift than the previous double chair.
  • New Hidden valley Double Chair
    This project was completed in winter 2011, reopening the backside of Summit East for the first time in over a decade.
  • New Rampart Quad Chair
    This project was completed in winter 2015, providing increased uphill capacity, access to new terrain, better flow on-mountain, and easier access to the northern side of Summit East.
  • New Restaurant
    This planned project will provide a new restaurant experience for Summit guests and increased dining capacity.
  • Introduction of Night Skiing
    This planned project will provide Summit skiers and snowboarders with even more lit terrain for after work/school adventures.

At all base areas, there will also be extensive vegetation/restoration work to include adding tree islands, paving some parking lots and improving the existing drainage.