Chalet Road will be closed beginning August 21-22, use this detour if you are affected by the closure:
Chalet Road will be closed at the Normandale Lake parking lot to all traffic beginning Thursday, August 21st while crews work on upgrading the sewer system. The closure is expected to take between one to two days, with the road anticipated to be open by the weekend.
Check back for more updates on this project soon.
Here are the latest photos from the chalet reconstruction. Crews have installed much of the structural steel and concrete block which will make up the parking lot level of the new chalet, and have begun installing precast concrete panels which will make up the floor of the main chalet level:
In the last few weeks, countless yards of concrete have been poured and hundreds of cinder blocks have been set for the new chalet, with many more to go. However, the location of several key amenities at the new Hyland Ski and Snowboard Area chalet are starting to be recognizable.
Future location of 280 of our 360 seasonal rental lockers:
Ski Patrol building:
Retail Shop and Tune Shop Location
Future location of Ticket Windows, Guest Services, Snowsports Academy, and staff offices
Foundation for upper level:
Look for more updates soon as plans for the upcoming season are finalized, as well as more updates on the new chalet!
There has been much progress made over the last few weeks, and the new Hyland chalet is really beginning to take shape. Much of the exterior of the new ski patrol building has been formed, poured, and is now curing.
The exteriors of the ski patrol building and parts of the main chalet feature a technique called “board form concrete”. Concrete is poured into a form made of wooden boards. After the concrete has time to cure, the form is removed, leaving behind an imprint of the wood’s grain. The Hyland project is using cedar boards, noted for their distinctive grain pattern as seen below.
After years of planning, months of preparation, and weeks of demolition and site prep, construction of the new Hyland Ski and Snowboard Area chalet is really beginning to take shape. Permits have been secured from the City of Bloomington, grading work is well underway, and footings for the new ski patrol building have been poured.