Peak Lodge Construction Continues
Posted August 14, 2012
Five years ago, Killington Resort began developing a plan to replace the original Peak Lodge with a state-of-the-art and environmentally sound structure in the same footprint. The architectural renderings, created by Robert Carl Williams Associates in Pittsfield, Vt., of the new facility were in place by the spring of 2011 featuring a multilevel restaurant, meeting space facility along with optimal vistas from nearly every point inside the building.
Last summer, crews removed the original building and prepped the site for construction to begin in the summer of 2012. In July, in-house crews completed the excavating of rocks and crushed them up on the mountain to 3/4-inch gravel.
“Crushing the 1,500 cubic yards of rock that was removed from the building site on mountain and then reusing the crushed rock on the site is smart and green,” explained Chris Nyberg, president and general manager for Killington Resort. “Tons of carbon gas emissions were avoided by not hauling the estimated 1,200 yards of gravel that we will need from a pit in the low country.”
Our crews are making good headway on Peak construction project and on the Killington Peak to K-1 Base Lodge sewer line project. “I am extremely proud of our various crews’ performance this summer. These are some big projects and having the expertise in-house to do this work in a professional manner is a bonus,” added Nyberg.
Currently, crews have finished pouring the concrete footings and are setting up the stem wall forms for the first floor walls. The next stem wall pour, is scheduled for this Thursday, Aug 16. Some backfilling with the on-site crushed gravel has started.
By September, the exterior walls of first level of the new building will be completed and construction will resume in the spring of 2013 through next summer. Killington Resort is investing nearly $7 million in the removal of the existing building and the replacement facility and over $1 million in the sewer line project and anticipates an opening date in December 2013.