As the weather gets colder, Hyland is getting closer to opening for the upcoming ski season. The modular temporary chalet and guest services trailer are in place, and getting prepped for housing seating, guest services, snowsports academy, equipment rental, food service, and restrooms for the upcoming season. The new Ski Patrol building is on schedule to be open by the end of this month.
The construction of the new Hyland Ski and Snowboard Area Chalet, site, and Normandale Lake Park Chalet Road parking lot is proceeding well. Underground utilities are being finished at both the Chalet site and the Normandale parking lot and workers have been pouring cement for curbing in preparation for paving.
Completion of the parking and utility work is an important project milestone as we begin to focus on the upcoming 2014/2015 ski season. One of the steps in the parking lot construction is to recycle, crush, and prepare the gravel base material for use under the pavement. We anticipate workers will begin to prepare the base material within the next couple of days. During this time, neighbors may hear an unusual and different noise as compared to previous construction activity levels. The anticipated duration is 2-3 days. The noise will occur within normal construction hours outlined in the Site Development Agreement with the City of Bloomington. (Monday-Friday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.).
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!