Next Phase of Multi-Million Dollar Village Expansion Continues For Winter Opening6/12/07
BIG SKY, MT.- Visitors to the Big Sky Mountain Village Plaza area will see a new building has taken shape between the Snowcrest and Huntley Lodge. The structure's outline is now visible, completely walled in and roofed with its distinct cupolas on the horizon. Construction crews will continue with interior work through the summer with a goal of opening for the 2007-2008 winter season.
Big Sky Resort broke ground two summers ago on the first of several structures that will re-shape the core Mountain Village over the coming decade. Village Center One, which will enhance the current pedestrian plaza and expand the retail and dining options at Big Sky. This four-story building will offer innovative slopeside work/play entertainment suites.
The pedestrian plaza level of Village Center One features approximately 10,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, which will offer additional services to locals and visitors.
Construction costs of Village Center One will be approximately $23 million and the project employs approximately 100 local workers during construction.
"Communities are built around areas where people can congregate and take care of everyday tasks. As Big Sky's Mountain Village evolves, it will be the pedestrian focal point of the community," said Stephen Kircher, President of Eastern Operations of Boyne USA Resorts. "We are striving to make the Village experience as wonderful as the ski terrain experience."
Andiamo Italian Grille is the anchor restaurant debuting in the new Village Center in the heart of the Mountain Village at Big Sky Resort. You'll certainly say "let's go" when you see the tantalizing menu and the eclectic d?cor. Bask in the springtime sun at a caf? table under the steps leading to the slopes or socialize in the lively contemporary environs that have a
touch of traditional Tuscany. With its private wine room and homemade pasta, Andiamo offers plenty to savor.
Each of the 49 entertainment suites are planned to have conference/dining table, fireplace, work station, entertainment kitchenette, comfortable seating, high speed internet access, television, bath with shower and a wall bed and sleeper sofa if an overnight stay is required. Many units will have direct access to the snow, and all have a secure interior hallway entry. The suites are approximately 475 square feet and will be ideal for business people who wish to stay connected with their clients as well as their skiing. Additional expanded luxury suites will occupy the signature tower ends of the building and will be ideal for entertaining larger groups.
"As a company, we have set some lofty goals for achieving guest satisfaction and sales growth. An enhanced Mountain Village is essential to moving Big Sky one step closer to becoming the nation's foremost alpine resort," Kircher said.Back To Press Release Archive