Construction underway for new lodge at Mad River Mountain

(Photo Provided: Mad River Mountain)
(Photo Provided: Mad River Mountain)

ZANESFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) – Mad River Mountain says, with help, they are on the fast-track to opening a new ski lodge by December 1.

Reinforced concrete foundations and floors for the 15,000 square foot facility will be complete October 16, ready to accept the clear-span aluminum framed buildings. Working extended shifts, the structures will be erected by November 1.  Thomas & Marker Construction shared that the design mimics the layout of the previous facility which was destroyed by fire September 16.

READ MORE: No cause determined in Mad River Mountain fire

Two new buildings which are connected by enclosed corridors, will include guest services ranging from food and beverage services, a retail shop, a bar, ample handicap accessible restrooms, a full-service kitchen and special events including live entertainment. For guest convenience, stairs and ramps have been eliminated and the facility is on one level.

Images of the ski lodge fire at Mad River Mountain

Jason Boyd, with Peak Resorts which owns Mad River Mountain stated, “the goal following the fire was to quickly identify the right partner that understood the high stakes and time sensitivity of getting new structures in place to operate the food, beverage, bar and retail operations at Mad River Mountain this season. We have no doubt that our decision to work with Thomas & Marker on this intensive project has been the proper one and look forward to this project unfolding in an exciting way delivering a quality winter experience for our guests.”

Mad River Mountain has a live webcam up on their website so you can watch construction progress as it happens.

Artists' rendering of the new ski lodge being built at Mad River Mountain. The original lodge burned in a fire in September. (Image provided)
Artists’ rendering of the new ski lodge being built at Mad River Mountain. The original lodge burned in a fire in September. (Image provided)

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