Windham Mountain, Windham, NY (September 1, 2015) - Windham Mountain Resort has invested $7 million in capital improvements for the 2013-14 season. Projects include an expanded beginner area, a new entry and modernized parking lot, a new trail on the Resort’s west peak along with glade skiing, investment in snowmaking infrastructure, construction of a new expanded compressor and maintenance building and improvements at Windham Country Club.
Known for offering a premier alpine experience with 278 skiable acres atop the Catskill Mountains, the investment has reshaped and enhanced the popular resort. “The investment we have made this summer and for the coming winter will dramatically change how Windham Mountain Resort does business,” said president and general manager Chip Seamans.
Visitors will immediately see a large portion of this year’s investment when arriving at the Resort. The access road and main driveway to the base lodge now takes a new route to create space for an extensive beginner area expansion project. The Whisper Run beginner terrain is located in front of the base lodge and offers two skiable acres featuring two surface lifts for skiers and riders to learn the sport. Along with a new trails Windfall and Whataride Glades on the mountain’s west peak, Windham Mountain Resort will increase its overall trail count to 52 for the 2013-14 season.
The Resort’s snowmaking system has undergone impressive changes with over $1.5 million in infrastructure upgrades. After several years of investment to improve efficiency and quality, the core of the system has now been upgraded. Four high-efficiency compressors replace 35 year old technology this winter as the center of Windham’s state-of-the-art snowmaking system. And a mid-mountain booster pump increases the quantity of snow made on the top half of the 3,100 foot mountain.
Since its acquisition, the Resort has invested $1 million beyond its purchase price at Windham Country Club. Construction is complete on six redesigned or restored holes including new irrigation, tees, fairways, and roughs. The six holes, along with the 12 original holes, opened for play Labor Day weekend. The clubhouse was also renovated with the addition of Windham’s newest restaurant, Mulligan’s Pub.
Additional improvements at Windham Mountain Resort for 2013-14 include:
For more information Windham Mountain Resort’s investment, visit www.windhammountain.com.