Cuomo Pledges Millions to Rebuild Ski Lodge
A fire devastated a local renown ski lodge and now Governor Cuomo said he will appropriate millions to make sure it is rebuilt. The Mid-Station Lodge at Whiteface Mountain burned to the ground back on November 30th. The lodge was built back in 1960 and is a key component of Whiteface. It hosted the 1980 Olympics, alpine ski events, and is a training site for the United States Olympic Ski Team.
According to the Times Union, Governor Cuomo says that the state will spend fourteen million dollars to rebuild the Mid-Station Lodge at Whiteface Mountain. It would expand the original eighty-four hundred square foot lodge to a larger ten thousand foot one.
In the plans is a wraparound viewing deck that would stand twenty-one feet high. It will also be accessible to skiers from many of Whiteface's upper trails.
The project will consist of two phases. The first one will begin this spring and hopefully open by November of this year. They are looking to complete the second phase by October of 2021.