West Mountain Expansion
In what will be the most transformative project at Sugarloaf since the installation of the SuperQuad, more than 450 acres on West Mountain will be developed with a new high speed lift, new trails with snowmaking, and the largest residential real estate development in a generation.
The new lift will transport skiers and riders from West Mountain Road up to Bullwinkle’s, and will be accompanied by significant new trail development and snowmaking infrastructure (5). This development will expand Sugarloaf’s beginner and intermediate terrain, and will greatly alleviate traffic congestion at the SuperQuad by shifting significant numbers of riders to this new area. Several options are being considered for size and type of lift for this location, with lift construction expected to begin in summer 2022 or 2023. The existing West Mountain lift will remain, but will be shortened to eliminate redundancy and congestion at the unload area.
New parking areas (4) will provide quick and easy access to Sugarloaf's newest lift and trails, and a new parking lot access trail will create ski-in/ski-out parking convenience for Sugarloaf skiers and riders. The new parking will alleviate parking congestion on Sugarloaf's busiest days, eliminating overflow parking along the Access Road.
This project will also see transformation real estate development, with 196 new housing units consisting of 40 duplex units (3), 52 single family house lots (1), and 4 condo buildings (2), each with 26 units. The new development will add needed real estate inventory, building new families of Sugarloafers.
The design, engineering, and permitting phase of this project is currently underway, with initial land clearing and construction expected to begin in summer 2022.