Vermont Natural Resources Board officials are giving Mount Snow an extra year to finish a snow-making upgrade fueled by $30 million in EB-5 foreign investment.
Resort administrators still hope to have the project — which will give Mount Snow six times its current snow-making capacity — done before next winter. But that schedule apparently is not a sure thing due to last year’s EB-5 delays.
“While it is anticipated that the system will be completed and operational in time for the 2017-18 ski season, variables such as weather that delays construction, or testing of the system that reveals unanticipated failures, or low streamflows in fall 2017, mean there is no guarantee that West Lake will be ready and available to make snow for the 2017-18 season,” administrators wrote in their Act 250 extension application to the Natural Resources Board.
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