Construction is finished on the $2 million expansion that will add 30 percent more skiable terrain and a new four-person chair lift. It will also include a half million dollar renovation of the food and beverage operation.
Tim Boyd, CEO of Peak Resorts, said the long term investment decision was based not only on Hidden Valley's commitment to the local community but also on Hidden Valley having become a regional destination for many southern states. The expansion will enhance Hidden Valley's ability to continue to attract out-of-state visitors as well as improving overall facilities for local skiers. The changes will be complete for the start of next winter’s ski season. Boyd said that the expansion is also a celebration of Hidden Valley's upcoming 30th anniversary.
New snow making capabilities have been added for the new terrain as well as a new four-person chair lift that will become the resort's longest at just under 2,000 feet long. One of the new trails Route 66 will also become the resort’s longest at 500 to 600 feet longer than the resort’s current longest run. Approximately 20 new jobs will be created during the ski season to support the expansion.