Boston Mills/Brandywine to Build New Lodge

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SAM Magazine--February 16, 2012--Peak Resorts has announced its plan to build a new 48,000-square-foot main base lodge at Brandywine Ski Resort, Ohio. The new lodge is estimated to be a capital investment of upwards of $5 million that will replace three existing buildings resulting in all skier services being combined in one location.

The lodge will include lift ticket windows, a 10,000-square-foot rental facility, restrooms and retail shop. A cafeteria, bar and seating area with capacity that more than doubles the existing facility will be located on the second floor of the new building. The second floor will also feature a panorama of the ski resort through large glass windows, while a large patio and sundeck accessible from both ground and second levels will extend the entire length of the building to offer abundant outdoor seating.

Construction will begin immediately following the 2011/2012 season. Brandywine Ski Resort and Northfield Fire Department officials are working together to use the existing base area facilities for a two-week training exercise prior to final demolition. This period will allow a rare and valuable training opportunity for local fire departments to practice in large multi-level structures.

Following the demolition of the existing facilities, site prep-work will begin, which entails removal of the concrete foundation, grading of the existing terrain and landscaping improvements. Completion of the new lodge is planned for early November. \