Cascade Basin Expansion
“Operation Cascade Basin” had been in the planning and permitting stage for two years prior to receiving its final permits in the Fall of 2012.
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.
The Cascade Basin expansion is a completely new section of the mountain and offers an easterly exposure, giving Pats Peak some of the most sun drenched slopes in the state.
The 2014 summer construction includes two new trails and one new glade.
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.