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Schweitzer Mountain Resort to Build New $3.8M Lodge

Schweitzer Mountain Resort just announced that plans to build a $3.8 million summit lodge have been approved by their Board of Directors. And this project is moving quick: the resort hopes to break ground in early July and construction should be finished by fall 2016.

Although not quite as popular as Idaho's most iconic ski area in Sun Valley, Schweitzer Mountain Resort is gaining momentum as a local's favorite with 2900 acres of terrain.

The resort's latest plans consist of am 8,000-square-foot lodge at the top of the Great Escape Quad chairlift. Designed by Standpoint-Based architect Tim Boden and engineered by Dave Thompson, the new, two-story lodge will feature 360-degree views and house the Ski Patrol dispatch and restrooms. The second floor will host a restaurant and full service bar with seating of up to 180 people. The ski area hopes the lodge will serve guests throughout the year as a venue for private functions like weddings. Sandpoint-based Idagon Homes will manage the construction.

· Schweitzer Mountain Resort [Official Site]