Sneak Peek: Local Resorts Plan Improvements for 2000-2001 Ski Season 3
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The heat of July may be upon us, but it’s not too early to start looking ahead to the 2000-2001 winter ski season. Several local resorts are busy planning improvements for the upcoming season.

Seven Springs Resort

Pennsylvania’s Seven Springs Resort is in the midst of a $6.5 million improvement and expansion plan that includes a new 35,000 square-foot Skier Services building and new terrain.

According to the resort, the new building will allow for centralized ski-related services at a convenient location. The two-level building will include ticket sales offices, Kids Korner day care, lockers and changing areas. The second level will include a retail shop and connect to the Main Lodge via a bridge/walkway. Outside walkways will be paved with heated brick surfaces.

A new intermediate slope and trail network is also being added to the Giant Steps Slope. Outlined by evergreen trees, the trail will be lit for night skiing and provide an uninterrupted 4,000 foot top-to-bottom run.

Whitetail Resort

Having completed its first year under new ownership, Pennsylvania’s Whitetail Resort is receiving snowmaking improvements across the board. $2 million is being invested in capital improvements this summer, including new snowmaking equipment and a new Bombardier Snow Groomer. The rental shop is also undergoing a 2,000 square foot expansion; the entire rental fleet will be replaced with 100% shaped skis.

Snowshoe Moutain Resort

West Virginia’s Snowshoe Mountain Resort is nearing completion of the first phase of its multi-year expansion plan. To date, $72 million has been spent in capital improvents and new lodging, including the mountaintop Rimfire Lodge and Highland House. These buildings serve as the center of the new Village at Snowshoe, which includes multiple retail and dining shops.

New beginner and intermediate terrain is being added on the northern side of the Powderidge Lift, geared towards new skiers and boarders. Several existing trails will also be expanded to reduce congestion, and some gladed tree skiing will open up at the Silver Creek area. More snowmobiles will also be added to the Snowshoe Outdoor Adventure Program.

Stay tuned to DCSki for details on upcoming improvements at other area resorts.

About M. Scott Smith

M. Scott Smith is the founder and Editor of DCSki. Scott loves outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, kayaking, skiing, and mountain biking. He is an avid photographer and writer.

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Reader Comments

Jay
July 26, 2000
What does Snowshoe need more beginner and intermediate terrain for? How about expanding Western Territory? I am convinced that Snowshoe is uncommited to the advanced or expert skier.
Toby
August 17, 2000
yeah its getting to crowded over there now!!!
Dan
September 27, 2000
I am an advanced skier and I would like to see several more advanced runs and another high speed lift on the Western side and also an expansion on the Southern area near Widomaker slope. Keep up the good work so far in capital improvements. The 70's look of the resort is starting to go away slowly but surely!!!

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