Thanks to the diligence of Leavenworth Winter Sports Club General Manager Mark Milliette, the project’s in-ground work started 19 hours after receiving the CE/Decision Memo from the USFS on September 29th!
Our partners on this Phase are: McMahon Excavation, Platt Electric, Beckstead Electric and USFS. A big thank you to the Chelan County PUD or their assistance with the engineering and field expertise.
This Project Phase will bring new 3 phase power and conduit from the landed source near the Ticket Office, to the Big Tow transformer and a new single phase power run in conduit to a new transformer that will serve the Ski Hill Lodge. The new transformer will also have spare conduits to upgrade to 3 phase for future snowmaking. Provisions for fiber will be to all locations. This power upgrade will replace the 40 year old, failing direct burial power. The first 50 ft. from the power source has a number of utilities and existing power feeds to navigate through and under for the new conduit runs. Once outside of this area, there will be fewer obstacles until working near the Lodge.
The Electrical Upgrade is the first project phase for the Ski Hill Memorial Patio Project . The Patio Project is now scheduled to be started in the spring of 2015 after the completion of the USFS Environmental Assessment.