If you visited the Alpine Lodge last season, you were already greeted with a number of bold changes in the base area. To improve the flow of traffic, guests now ascend a short flight of stairs at the end of the breezeway and walk directly out onto an expanded sun deck on the main level of the lodge. Rather than walking up a steep hill on snow to reach the lifts, skiers and riders can now step off the sun deck and walk straight across the snow beach to the Roundhouse and Summit lifts, or easily push over on skis to Treeline Cirque. These improvements were finalized over the summer, as part of a seamless integration with the new Gondola base terminal.
Alpine Lodge Base Area
Traffic Flow Improvements & New Snowmaking Enhancements
Alpine Lodge FAQs
What changes were made to the Alpine Lodge?
If you skied or snowboarded at Alpine in the 21-22 winter season, you likely noticed the progress already made on improving the flow of traffic through the breezeway and the expansion of the sun deck and snow beach. Work on these areas continued throughout the summer and fall. Work on the Gondola base terminal and the improvements on the lodge-to-snow access in the base area was also conducted.
Where is the Alpine terminal for the Base to Base Gondola?
The base terminal is directly to the left of the Alpine Lodge (when looking up at the mountain from the parking lot).
What other construction happened at the Alpine Lodge base area?
We also built a new maintenance facility in the base area. While this building is for employee use only, you will easily notice it when you arrive back at Alpine for the winter season.
Why were new snowmaking guns installed on Weasel trail?
Weasel is one of our best intermediate terrain zones at Alpine. Given the easy access from Treeline Cirque and wide, gentle slope, it makes for a perfect learning area. Automated fan guns were installed this summer to replace the existing snow guns used on this trail. Having state-of-the-art, remotely-controlled snowmaking systems servicing this terrain will create a superior snow surface at a lower elevation, and ensure we can provide reliable, intermediate terrain right out of the base area for all guests.