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Market Sector Ski Facilities

Sunshine 2020 Pandemic Response Capacity Expansion

19
Feb

Client

  • Sunshine Village (Banff, Alberta)

Goal

  • Help offset the impact of COVID-19 capacity restrictions by increasing on-mountain day lodging for guests. Mandatory safety measures amidst the pandemic meant Sunshine’s existing day lodge capacities were severely reduced. If visitors didn’t have a safe place to warm up and rest, Sunshine couldn’t operate. Located at 7,200 feet on the Rockies’ Continental Divide, winter was fast approaching. They needed an immediate solution.

Solution

Two 4500 square foot insulated structures:

  • 50’ wide x 90’ long mid-mountain day lodge adjacent to Goat’s Eye Lodge
  • 50’ wide x 90’ long on-mountain day lodge in the Village (base)

Timeline

  • October – November 2020 Site prep began within one week of order, with components on site for install in early October. One lodge opened in late November, followed days later by the second.

Features:

  • DuPont™ Tedlar® architectural membrane
  • Glazing walls
  • Windows
  • HVAC
  • Exterior graphics
  • Designed to shed snow
  • R25 insulation

Result

  • Sunshine added 9000 square feet of lodging in time for ski season. Visitors have room to safely warm up, eat and rest between runs. Natural light, warmth, and views of surrounding mountains help maintain a traditional guest experience. With Sprung’s in-house leasing program, Sunshine plans to use the structures for a minimum of three years.

Testimonial

  • “The structure went up fast, looks great, and the project came in at a fraction of the cost of traditional construction.”
    Dave Riley,
    Sunshine’s Chief Operating Officer
  • “When we started this season, our number one goal was to stay open… We strongly believe that outdoor recreation is essential to mental health and wellness. Without our Sprung Structures, staying open and being able to provide our guests with a reliable, warm, and safe place to rest between runs wouldn’t have been possible.”
    Kendra Scurfield,
    Sunshines’s Director of Brand and Communications

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