After the bittersweet teardown party for the old K-1 Lodge on March 20th, its nice to see it’s replacement is well on its way for its scheduled opening in November, just in time for the annual World Cup event. The project was delayed due to Covid but as you can see in the video, the foundation is laid and the bones of the 3-story 58,000 square foot structure have been assembled. Press play on the video and watch the progress in hyper-speed:
A time lapse spanning the earliest days of construction of the new state-of-the-art K-1 Lodge, which will open in November 2022, in time for the World Cup Ski Race.
Construction of the new K-1 base lodge was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Originally scheduled to open for the 2020-21 ski season, construction was suspended in March 2020 to comply with Vermont’s Stay Home, Stay Safe order.
Once complete, the new three-story lodge designed by Breadloaf will be over fifty percent larger than the old lodge (going from 37,000 sq. ft. to 58,000 sq. ft.) and include a full-service bar, enhanced dining, additional seating, and unobstructed 180-degree views of the beautiful Vermont mountain landscape.
The building will feature many of the characteristics that make the Peak Lodge such a desirable destination for Killington visitors including an open floor plan featuring mixed seating arrangements, floor-to-ceiling windows, a grandiose fireplace, and an upscale food court set to offer fresh, farm-to-table cuisine. The project also includes a re-design of the bus turnaround, skier drop off zone and the upper parking bays.
The first floor of the facility will house tickets, guest services, Killington Sports retail shop, rentals and a free bag check. The second floor will feature the food court and plenty of seating. The food court will offer a variety of food options, all cooked fresh to order using ingredients sourced from local farms and purveyors. The new kitchen and service facility will allow us to truly transform the quality and variety of food we’re able to offer at K-1. Additionally, with the switch from upcycled dining wear to fine china, we’ll further improve our sustainability efforts within the food and beverage department. The third floor will house the full-service bar which will offer a bar food menu, much like the Peak Lodge and will overlook the second floor with sweeping views out of the wall of windows facing the Killington basin and Superstar.
Track the progress of the new K-1 Lodge build on the K-1 Construction Cam.