Wilderness Ski Area Expansion Overview

 

 

 

 

BALSAMS WILDERNESS SKI AREA EXPANSION

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Click a thumbnail to view the full image. New trails to open during phase one of The Balsams Wilderness Ski Area expansion are shown in light blue.

  View from the north east View from the north, across from Lake Gloriette. View from the north west, with views of the existing Wilderness Ski Area. 

Balsams Ski Expansion – By the Numbers

 

Skiable Terrain (acres):
Existing – 100ac
Year 1 – 250ac trails, 250ac gladed
Full Buildout – 1250ac trails, 800ac gladed
Sunday River – 500ac-750ac
Loon – 250ac-500ac
Killington – 750ac-1000ac

Vertical Drop (feet):
Existing – 978′
Year 1 – 1900′
Full Buildout – 2050′

Sunday River – 2317′
Loon – 2060′
Killington – 3033’
(www.MountainVertical.com)

2016/2017 Snowfall (inches):
Balsams – 250”(+) at base
Sunday River – 195”
Loon – 177”
Killington – 218”

Lifts:
Currently – 1 Triple Chair
Year 1 – 6 total – 1x 8 Passenger Gondola, 4x Quad, 1x Triple)
Full Buildout – 22 total

Terrain by Type:
Year 1 – 10% Beginner, 65% Intermediate, 25% Advanced
Full Buildout – 5% Beginner, 60% Intermediate, 35% Advanced

Snowmaking Capacity:
Currently – 0 gpm
Year 1 – 5,000 gpm
Full Buildout – 15,000 gpm
Sunday River – 8,100 gpm
Killington – Approx 7,500 gpm

 

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