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Stratton Mountain Announces $8.5 Million Base Lodge Investment


STRATTON MOUNTAIN, VT. -- Just as the stellar 2014-15 season wrapped up, work began on an $8.5 million project that literally raises the roof on Stratton’s storied Base Lodge, adding a second floor to the east and west wings, bringing another 350 seats and approximately 4,000 more square feet.

Design and materials marry the traditional Base Lodge architecture with native stone, hardwoods, barn style board and gates, Vermont-crafted energy-efficient lighting, and a standing seam roof all in a color palette that complements the natural surroundings. A larger kitchen has been designed to serve the expanded Grizzly’s restaurant while the main floor will also be transformed with a new serving area, coffee shop, flooring and details that include wainscoting and Douglas fir columns throughout. The work will be completed for the 2015-16 season which will begin with a grand opening of this new space at the heart of the resort.

Jakober Haus 1642, a wooden structure discovered by Stratton founder Frank Snyder in Alpach, Austria, served as the model for Stratton’s Base Lodge which since 1961 has welcomed generations of friends and family.
The design delivers the seating we need with revised floor plans to meet the demands of an evolving market while maintaining the solid structure and traditional elements of Stratton’s original Base Lodge,” explained General Manager Bill Nupp.

With state-of-the-art kitchens, modern food storage systems and advanced prep technology, guests can expect exceptional dining experiences with high quality meal options in the Base Lodge, across the mountain and throughout the resort as well as in catering for special events,” he added.
Stratton Mountain Base Lodge Project

Stratton Mountain Base Lodge Project
    Project Highlights:
  • Second floor to the east and west wings
  • Approximately 4,000 more square feet
  • An additional 350 seats
  • Redesign marrying new materials and traditional architecture
  • Vermont-crafted energy-efficient lighting
  • Expanded Grizzly's restaurant
  • State-of-the-art kitchens, modern food storage systems and advanced prep technology

This summer’s expansion retains elements of the original with updates throughout. In addition to winter music, après and dining, the expanded Base Lodge will offer new opportunities for summer conferences, weddings and meetings.

Construction updates and detailed plans will be posted throughout the summer via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and stratton.com.

Stratton Mountain Base Lodge Project
A new addition has been added to the base lodge fencing. See a timeline outlining the history of Stratton up close.