Monday, June 06, 2005

Skyway Skiway and Mountain Thunder Lodge

The Breckenridge Ski Area recently broke ground on two multimillion-dollar projects they say will reduce traffic congestion and improve the skiing experience for patrons. And I believe them.

The resort is building a roughly $5 million ski run that links Peak 8 with the big parking lots on the north side of town. The ski run, named Skyway Skiway, will open for the 2006-07 season. It will allow skiers and riders to ski directly from Peak 8 to the big parking lots in town. The ski run will require a bridge to be built over Ski Hill road and an underpass below Park Avenue. Great design! It means skiers and riders will not have to cross any roads on their way down the mountain. Now, if we can just get that gondola built in one of those big parking lots. . .

It will also connect to the Mountain Thunder condominium project (this is the other multimillion-dollar project I am referring to).

This $16 million residential project is slated to open in the summer of 2006. The new development calls for 34 townhome-style condominium units ranging in price from $540,000 to $925,000.

Twenty-two units have been sold, allowing for construction of the ski run to begin two years earlier than expected.

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