The Mittersill Trail Improvement Project is a public/private partnership between the state-run ski area and the Franconia Ski Club, one of the oldest ski racing organizations in the US. This project is designed to create more skiable terrain for the general public and to create a new ski race training venue in the eastern US. Designed with the racer’s safety in mind, the ski racing venue will draw race teams from across the country. Glen Builders Inc. was awarded the site work contract to cut, clear, and grub the two trails and install a new air compressor for snowmaking upgrades. Glen Builders Inc. is continuing to work with the owner’s representative on changes to the snowmaking design and installation. Franconia Ski Club continues to raise the funds necessary to complete their vision of a first-class ski race training venue in New Hampshire.
What makes it interesting?
The Mittersill Trail is a ski area terrain that was built by skiers from Austria fleeing from World War II. They developed the Mittersill resort, complete with a full-service hotel, and added a T-Bar lift with a vertical drop of 450 feet in the mid-1940s. The area closed in 1984 but was reopened again in 2009 as part of Cannon Mountain. The slopes have now been designated an official training site for the US Ski Team.
How HCSS Software assisted with this project
During 14 months of negotiations with the owner’s representative, the scope of the project changed drastically, multiple times. Building the estimate in HeavyBid allowed Glen Builders to create bid items and activities that were easily altered, added, and/or deleted as the desires of the owner’s representative changed. Changes to the bid were made with just a few clicks.