Since being bought by the Beall family and Kemmons Wilson Hospitality Partners in April, Windham Mountain has had its eye on the future.
A couple of weeks ago, the New York ski resort announced its initial master plan, with its chief focus being to have visitors extend their time at the mountain by staying overnight. This master plan is still in the preliminary stages with the Town Board of Windham, but Windham did say that developments will be ongoing through 2025.
The plans include the addition of a new hotel, along with the building of townhomes, single-family properties, lots, and green space. For the golf course, they want to expand and add activities like a pool, racquet sports courts, and more. For the dining experience, they aim to renovate each of their dining spaces at the ski resort. They are planning snowmaking improvements and lift enhancements.
One of the first additions to the master plan will be coming this fall, with a new mid-mountain restaurant that’s Italian-Alps themed. The other dining project is a new food hall Mediterranean-inspired restaurant inside the existing mid-mountain lodge.
Chip Seamans, who is the President of Windham Mountain, described their primary goal with this master plan:
“It is an exciting time at Windham and we look forward to expanding our season to feature robust year-round experiences while providing an ever-better experience to our loyal guests and members of the community. Our goal is to continue to offer unique opportunities for visitors to enjoy the beauty of the Catskills and immerse themselves in the refreshing destination that is Windham Mountain.”
Not many New York ski resorts have slopeside lodging, with guests going to places like Belleayre, Gore, and Whiteface having to stay off-property. This gives Windham Mountain an opportunity to bring in customers for not just a day, but potentially for a lifetime. You can learn more about Windham’s master plan here.
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