What’s New at Liberty Mountain?
Liberty Mountain Resort is continuing to develop a year round oasis for all who love the outdoors. Below is a look at our current resort enhancements, as well as an overview of some projects taking place in the near future.
The New Highland Lodge!
The Highland Lodge opened in December of 2015, and has transformed the resort in so many ways. Featuring amenities all guests will appreciate, especially those who stay the night and relax into the welcoming atmosphere.
Enjoy two new restaurants, Eagle & The Owl Public House and Ike’s Chophouse. Eagle & The Owl features tasty pub fare using many locally sourced and house-made items. A rotating selection of 20 craft beers also influences the seasonal menu offerings and makes Eagle & The Owl the ideal casual gathering spot. Ike’s Chophouse, a bit refined yet still warm and comfortable, features fine hand cut steaks and chops and showcases regional ingredients. A private dining room is also available for special occasions.
Even More Amenities!
The Laventide Salon & Spa offers a full array of services, such as hair, nail, massage and more. By appointment, our guests can relax with a facial or hot stone massage after a day on the slopes, or get that perfect ‘updo’ and make-up for their special day. Our expanded Carroll Valley Golf Pro Shop is open year round with two state-of-the-art golf simulators available for use by-the-hour, and a variety of retail clothing and gift items.
The Highland Lodge features many enjoyable guest amenities and several new and state-of-the-art event spaces. Our largest space, the Overlook Room includes a large outdoor terrace showcasing sweeping views of the Carroll Valley Golf Course and Liberty Mountain. Also included in our new lodge are additional meeting and banquet spaces, 17 new hotel rooms and suites, an indoor saltwater pool with a spacious hot tub area, and saunas. Our beautiful new building with exposed wood and stone architecture sets the tone for the future renovation of existing resort buildings and the completion of our Master Plan in the years to come!
The Ice Skating at Courtyard Pond
Even more ways to enjoy being outside this winter! Our resort has a new hub for activity as we have transformed our old “circle dropoff” into a bustling pedestrian courtyard and ice rink. Experience the joy of gliding through the center of this beautifully landscaped area on the new Courtyard Pond. Ice skates will be available for all ages. Spectators can view the rink and enjoy a warm beverage from the enhanced McKee’s outdoor seating area. In the summer months the plaza will transform to green space and be a lovely outdoor wedding or special event venue.
Our resort-wide master plan continues into Phase 3. This summer’s agenda includes the exterior renovation of the Fairway Hotel. This phase of the master plan includes architectural enhancements such as adding stone, cedar woodwork, and exterior lighting that will bring rustic warmth and contemporary comfort, and will aesthetically tie this hotel lodge with the Highland Lodge.
All NEW Ski Rental Equipment Inventory & Expanded Performance Rental Options
Brand new for this winter season, our Ski Rental Shop is receiving a completely new fleet of rental skis, boots & bindings! Liberty will now be exclusively offering Volkl skis with Marker bindings and Dalbello boots. Volkl skis feature a wider tip and softer tail which helps skiers improve by enhancing turn initiation and allowing effortless transition at the end of the turn. A slight “rocker” in the tip also contributes to easier turns and allows better directional stability. We are very excited to bring you this state-of-the-art technology as our rental standard. We have also expanded our line of High Performance Ski Rentals to include Volkl, in addition to our current line up from Rossignol, Elan, Atomic & K2, and will now also be offering Burton High Performance Snowboard Rentals!
Own The Mountain Package
Liberty, Whitetail & Roundtop Resorts are excited to once again offer this unique Learn to Ski Program in partnership with Elan Skis. This special program is a 4-visit package that includes lift tickets, ski equipment and lesson packages with personalized instruction. After the 3rd visit, each participant receives their very own pair of Elan skis, all for only $349! This program is limited to ages 18 and up and only a limited number of packages are available. See product information page for more details.
The Carroll Valley Golf Course
Our golf course renovation and improvement continued again this spring and summer. All of the cart paths have now been fully re-graded and paved, greatly improving the golfer’s journey around the course. The addition of many new flower beds, landscaping and the planting of hundreds of trees throughout the course further elevate the player’s experience. Inside, we have added 2 golf simulators in the Pro Shop to now make golf possible year round, even when there is snow on the ground! With 26 virtual courses, including our own, skills challenges and a driving range feature, you can play the world’s best courses without a moment of travel time!
In summer 2017 we’ll be replacing the Terrain Park J-Bar surface lift with a CTEC Triple Chairlift! We have already purchased this chairlift and it has been delivered to Liberty. Reconditioning has been taking place this summer, and some additional needed permitting has been in the works. The chairlift will match our Alpine Quad and First Class Quad in appearance and style. It will be installed just above (and between) the Dipsy Quad and Alpine Quad chairlifts. Lift service will be along the left side of the Terrain Park (looking up hill) and unload a bit further uphill than the existing Alpine Quad Chairlift mid station. During busy times, skiers and riders will be able to access our terrain parks by way of two chairlifts, both this new triple lift and the existing Alpine Quad mid station.
Liberty’s newest acquisition is the stone manor house, Fairway Springs, located along the first fairway of the golf course and on the right of Sanders Road as you approach the main resort. Built in 1840, this historic home will be thoughtfully renovated to become a most unique and intimate wedding and banquet venue. We anticipate this new venue to be available in 2018.
Future Masterplan Phases
The next phases of our Masterplan will continue in the next 5 years to come. These phases include more architectural updates and enhancements on the ski-side buildings. All the exteriors of existing buildings will soon match in architectural style and color, that complement the new Highland Lodge and Fairway Lodge Hotel.
Fairway Hotel Addition
As our masterplan continues, we expect that 40 additional hotel rooms that were designed with the Highland Lodge project, we be constructed in the spring of 2018. This will bring our total guest room count to about 160 and provide greater capacity for groups and events to take place at our resort.