New Chalet Video Sneak Peek

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New Hyland Chalet Photo Update January 15, 2015

Insulation installation is ongoing on the exterior and roof of the new chalet


Handrail installation on the main stairway

Interior handrails are being installed in the main seating area


Exterior of new retail space and tune shop

Interior of retail space, with tune shop framed in the background


Interior of ticket window

Interior of the new kitchen

Installation of handrails from the upper level

Main seating area butterfly roof

Seating area with rental shop in background

Main seating area

Installation of insulation on the butterfly roof

Guest Services and Snowsports Academy on the main level

Exterior of ticket windows

Exterior of new chalet

Aerial view of the construction site



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Snowmaking and Opening Day Update

Snowmaking Panoramic


Cold weather is here: With temperatures running up to 20° colder than usual for the last week, we were able to start making snow earlier than in a typical year. Our snowmakers have already converted nearly 6 million gallons of water into beautiful white snow.


A little out of the Ordinary: In a typical year we would have the slopes open soon after we had a streak of good snowmaking weather like we are currently enjoying. As you are aware, this season will be a little different than the past. The ski area will operate out of temporary facilities in the parking lot, and utilize a newly reconfigured and expanded Lake Normandale parking lot. We are working to get final approvals to move into those temporary facilities.


Opening Soon: We anticipate opening the day after Thanksgiving, which is a typical opening date for the season. Although we have to stick to our opening schedule to get everything online for the year, you can rest assured that we will have some of our best features in place. The terrain parks will be more complete, we anticipate all the rope tows and lifts will be running, and race teams should be able to set gates, which is not typical of opening day anywhere.


A Season to Remember: As Hyland builds for the future, we appreciate your continued patience as we work to get open as soon as possible!

Temporary Chalet

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Chalet Construction Recap, Update, and Season Preview

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Construction Update October 6, 2014

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.


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Construction Update September 16, 2014

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.).
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Hyland Chalet Construction Photo Update September 12, 2014

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!


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