Cascade Basin Expansion
The planned expansion over the next three years will see the addition of a new triple chairlift and up to six trails and glades. Our mountain operations crew will be installing a high-capacity triple chairlift and unveiling at least four new trails in time for the 2013-2014 season.
This is a completely new section of the mountain that has never been skied before and offers an easterly exposure, giving Pats Peak some of the most sun drenched slopes in the state. “Operation Cascade Basin” has been in the planning and permitting stage for the last two years and received its final permits this past fall.
Following this summer’s construction, additional terrain will be added in future years. Skiers and riders have enjoyed a sneak peek of some of the future offerings with the debut of the Backdraft trail this season.
The new triple chairlift will open up a whole new dimension of skiing and riding at Pats Peak with the addition of 20 plus acres of new terrain. All of the trails will be oriented toward novice and intermediate skiers and riders. Experts will have a couple of glades to choose from, including one with snowmaking coverage.
Of course, no expansion at Pats Peak would be complete without increasing the snowmaking system and that will be done in “lock-step” as new terrain is added. New snowguns, pumps, pipes and hydrants will all be added to ensure the continued delivery of quality groomed conditions you’ve come to expect from Pats Peak.
Stay tuned to this section as our web site as we will be posting Blog updates and photos in our Photo Journal as the progress continues.