Mount Snow Opens New Carinthia Lodge
Mount Snow’s highly anticipated new Carinthia Base Lodge will host an official kickoff party Dec. 22, celebrating the new offering of a range of guest amenities at the Carinthia base area.
At 42,000 square feet, this $22 million project is five times the size of the former lodge and features a sit-down restaurant, two bars, multiple made-to-order food stations, as well as everything a skier or rider needs during the course of his or her day, including a retail store, rentals, tuning, ski patrol and ticket sales.
This two-year project is the start of a larger master plan for the Carinthia base area that will eventually see an additional 100 units of ski-in/ski-out lodging.
“This lodge is a drastic upgrade. We went from one cafeteria in the old lodge to two restaurants, a cafeteria, and two bars in the new lodge. To put it in scale, the new lodge’s slopeside deck alone is bigger in its entirety than the old lodge,” Mount Snow’s Jamie Storrs told SnoCountry.com.
High Timber Lounge starts the day off as a coffee bar and breakfast place, then transforms into paninis and good food to fuel you up mid-day, finishing as a cocktail lounge as the afternoon progresses into the evening.
High Timber will offer multi-station made-to-order choices such as a noodle bar, grill station, salads and soups.
Iron Loft will be Carinthia’s full sit-down restaurant, along with an attached cocktail bar. “That’s going to be a place for people that want to take a little more time at lunch and enjoy some time with family and friends, or to meet up for a cocktail and tapas for après,” Storrs told us.
The new preferred parking lot at Carinthia is the closest lot to the ski lifts, so Storrs said many people are utilizing their preferred parking pass and going over there for quick access to the slopes. “It has always been an area where people that know go to start their day because there are going to be less crowds over there.”
He added that even though Carinthia is currently the largest terrain park in North America, “we keep wide corridors at the sides of the parks, for people who aren’t hitting the features to make their way down to the lodge, as well as to just go and watch some of the action.”
Along with the opening party at Carinthia Lodge Dec. 22, Mount Snow is also celebrating the 10th anniversary of Carinthia Parks and hosting the Carinthia Classic fueled by Monster Energy. Come to watch some great competition or test your luck at the $20,000 cash purse.