Schweitzer Mountain Resort just announced that plans to build a $3.8 million summit lodge have been approved by their Board of Directors. And this project is moving quick: the resort hopes to break ground in early July and construction should be finished by fall 2016.
Schweitzer Mountain Resort is gaining momentum as a local’s favorite with 2900 acres of terrain.
The resort’s latest plans consist of am 8,000-square-foot lodge at the top of the Great Escape Quad chairlift. Designed by Standpoint-Based architect Tim Boden and engineered by Dave Thompson, the new, two-story lodge will feature360-degree views and house the Ski Patrol dispatch and restrooms. The second floor will host a restaurant and full service bar with seating of up to 180 people. The ski area hopes the lodge will serve guests throughout the year as a venue for private functions like weddings. Sandpoint-based Idagon Homes will manage the construction.