Roger Leo, Associate Editor
This year's work brings the 17-year reinvestment at Holiday Valley to $50 million.
Holiday officials report they have purchased two new groomers, one of them a winch cat used on the steepest trails, such as The Wall, Eagle, Edelweiss, and Yodeler. The second groomer will perform the less glamorous, but much-appreciated work of restoring trail surfaces to corduroy each night.
The resort reports its snowmaking enhancements include replacement of 4-inch water lines with 6-inch lines on the Chute and other locations. The snowmaking pump house controls will be automated so that crews can control and balance all three pump houses from one location.
Holiday's trail crews spent much of the summer preparing slopes and trails for a new high speed quad on Morning Star to be installed for the 2010-11 season. The Foxfire slope, home of the 42/78 Terrain Park, has been widened. Clean up work will be conducted in The Glades, located between Ego Alley and Champagne.
Other work includes launch of a new Web site, construction of a 2,000-square-foot picnic/wedding pavilion adjacent to the Yodeler Lodge, implementation of a "Single Stream" recycling program throughout the resort and the purchase of several new rails for the terrain parks.
The Inn at Holiday Valley has received several upgrades in the guest rooms and common areas. The Holiday Valley Tubing Company will be improving their snowmaking system, purchasing new tubes and installing an outdoor music system.
Construction of the Tamarack Club, four-star 79-unit hotel-condominium project, is under way next to the Clubhouse Chalet base lodge. The Tamarack Club is projected to be completed for the winter of 2009-10.
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