Loveland Valley Lodge

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Project Description

This project consisted of both renovation and new construction efforts at Loveland Ski Area.

The ski area offers skiers and riders 1,800 acres of varied terrain and two separate base areas: Loveland Valley and Loveland Basin. The area included in the scope of this project was Loveland Valley, which caters to beginners with gentle, un-crowded slopes perfect for those new to the sport. Additionally, it is home to the Loveland Ski & Ride School that offers affordable lessons for beginners of all ages.
The renovation scope was of the existing lodge in the valley. We replaced the millwork to rearrange the flow of cafeteria and kitchen, added a new Ansul kitchen hood, and updated finishes. This phase included a compressed schedule in order to complete the demo and build out space in time for Loveland Ski Area’s 21/22 ski season to start.
The demo and replacement were of the existing patio. Included in this scope was a thickened slab and hydronic snowmelt system to eliminate snow removal for ski operations. This new patio was a 12,000-square-foot, 2-story, ground-up addition to double the cafeteria area. The ground level included the Ski & Ride School, kitchen, ticket sales booths, restrooms, and ski patrol/first aid room.
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Project Information
Clear Creek County, CO
Building Size
12,000 SF
15.5 Months
Building Type
Construction Type
Renovation, Addition, New Construction
Delivery Method
Lump Sum
Clear Creek Skiing Corporation
RMT Architects
The Loveland Valley Lodge project presented hurdles that we our proud of our team for navigating. The schedule was tight, and we did come across items that would normally delay a project’s schedule. We were able to complete this project on-schedule, even though we were presented with the following challenges: • Groundwater: The project was located on US Forest service land, adjacent to Clear Creek. The groundwater needed to be tested and required extensive filtration and dewatering due to previous local mine activity and I-70 runoff. Our team handled all state permitting and hired a hydrogeologist to assist in compliance. Dewatering was required for excavation and foundation activities. • Foundation: Unforeseen conditions related to the existing building’s foundations required a partially revised foundation from spread footings to micropyles. • Sprinkler System: The addition required a new fire sprinkler system, but there was no municipal water service at the job location to tap into. This required the design/build installation of an underground water tank, fire line, and turbine fire pump. • Weather: The project ran without any pauses through a snowy winter season. • Supply Chain Disruptions: This project ran at the height of lumber cost escalations, petroleum-based material shortages, electrical gear delays, fuel cost increases, and all other supply chain disruptions. We tracked lead times, released materials early, and pivoted to available materials that better met schedule requirements as needed.

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