New Peak Lodge opens todayDecember 27,2013Anthony Edwards / Staff Photo
The inside of Killington Ski Resort’s newly reconstructed Peak Lodge is seen on the inside during its opening day Friday.Staff Report
KILLINGTON — Killington Ski Resort opened its new Peak Lodge to the public today.
The ski area held a preview Thursday for holders of season passes.
The 15,000-square-foot Peak Lodge has seating for up to 300 guests, a restaurant, a full-service bar and lounge areas with couches and coffee tables.
Situated atop the 4,100-foot Killington Peak, the lodge offers panoramic views of the Green Mountains, White Mountains and Adirondacks.
The original Peak Lodge was built in 1967 as the summit terminal, the largest support building for Killington’s first gondola.
Plans for the new $7 million lodge began more than two years ago. The 1967 lodge was taken down during the summer of 2011.
The foundation, footings and bottom floor walls of the new building were completed in the fall of 2012.
The lodge was designed by Robert Carl Williams of Pittsfield, The general contractor was Engelberth Construction of Colchester.
The venue participates in Green Mountain Power’s Cow Power Program, using electricity generated from cow manure.MORE IN This Just In
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