With its foot firmly planted in the PNW with the acquisition of Stevens Pass, it was only a matter of time before Vail Resorts announced big improvements to one of Washington’s homegrown favorites.

Related: Hey Vail, Please Don’t Buy Smugglers Notch Resort.

A release indicates that Vail Resorts plans to spend upwards of $175 million on a variety of projects across their resort portfolio this year. That total is a whopping $25 million more than they spent last year on “capital improvements.”

And while most of those improvements will be aimed at enhancing the “guest experience” via new restaurants, renovated base lodges, and more amenities– Stevens Pass will see some real, “on-hill improvements.” The company says they will replace the Daisy and Brooks chairs, both of which are sorely aging. According to the LiftBlog, Brooks will become a high-speed detachable quad while the beginner friendly, Daisy will be a fixed grip, quad chair.

Proposed Stevens Pass Improvements

  • Vail Resorts plans to replace and upgrade the Daisy and Brooks lifts, both of which serve critical terrain for beginner and intermediate skiers and snowboarders at Stevens Pass. These lift replacements will reduce lift line wait times and increase total lift capacity by more than nine percent.
  • To provide an updated and enhanced experience, renovations at existing on-mountain dining options at Stevens Pass will be pursued.

Find out where else Vail plans to invest here

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