Vail Resorts, have announced new resort projects underway this summer for the ready for the 2010-2011 winter season. In total, Vail Resorts anticipates spending $75- 85 million
- Vail Mountain High Noon Lift (Chair 5) replacement with a new high-speed quad lift that will continue to serve Sun Up Bowl and Sun Down Bowl. The new lift cuts ride time in half from 12 minutes to six and has an uphill capacity of 2,400 people per hour. The new Chair 5 lift will speed up access to their legendary Back Bowls.
- A new 14,750-square-foot restaurant at Heavenly Mountain Resort, located at the top of the Heavenly Gondola. The new restaurant significantly increases on-mountain, indoor seating at the resort and the central location provides guests with easy access to services steps away from the gondola. The lodge is architecturally designed to complement the beautiful mountain landscape.
- Tubing hill expansion at Adventure Ridge on Vail Mountain with additional tubing hill lanes and a new enclosed lift. Adventure Ridge currently offers adults and children a variety of winter activities including tubing, ski biking, kids snowmobiling, nature snowshoe tours and more. The additional tubing lanes and upgraded lift will provide guests with an easier tubing experience and faster lift times, allowing for more laps and more fun.
- Renovation of guest rooms at the Keystone Lodge with upgraded amenities in all guest rooms including new flat screen televisions as well as new tinted windows that that will reduce solar gain during the day and heat loss after the sun goes down.
- Continued investment in grooming and snowmaking equipment at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Heavenly Resorts. For the 2010-2011 ski season Vail Resorts is upgrading and increasing its fleet of over 130 snowcats. The company is also adding new snowmaking equipment.
Edited from press release