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. For the first stage of the expansion, our mountain operations crew installed a high-capacity triple chairlift and unveiled four new trails on December 19, 2013.
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” had been in the planning and permitting stage for two years and received its final permits in the Fall of 2012.
Following the 2013 summer construction, additional terrain will be added in future years.
With the installation of the new triple chairlift, it opened up a whole new dimension of skiing and riding at Pats Peak. When the project is complete there will be a total of 20 plus acres of new terrain. All of the trails are 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.