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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.).
Work is continuing at a fast pace, both on the new Hyland chalet and on arrangements for temporary facilities for the 2014-15 season. Crews are now working on the second level in the new chalet, installing radiant heating before pouring the concrete floors. Curbs and drainage systems are being installed at the newly expanded Normandale parking lots, which will be open this winter. Watch for an extensive FAQ for the upcoming season within the next week, featuring information about parking, facilities, hill operations, and much more!
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: