Courtesy of Quechee Lakes
“Most of the business is on the kids side,” said Lallier. “Our
forte is really our ski school, so for people who have young
kids or grandkids that want to learn how to ski, this is the perfect
place to do it.”
Lallier says it’s common for customers to leave their children
at Quechee for the day while they go out and ski at the
nearby Killington Mountain Resort and Ski Area, one of New
England’s premier alpine destinations.
“Mom and dad will take the kids into the ski program and
go off and ski Killington, and then come back in the afternoon
and pick them up. They know that they can leave them here in
the ski school…and there’s virtually no place they can go to get
into trouble,” he said.
Lallier notes that another popular feature for the kids is
a horse-drawn sleigh service that connects the hill to the
Quechee base lodge that’s a short ride away.
“We pay a sleigh operator with draft horses to just do a loop
from the base lodge to the bottom of the lift and the kids love
that,” he said. “They get on the back of the sleigh and think
Golf courses key to resort
Quechee Ski Area has 13 downhill trails, one quad chair and
two surface lifts. It also includes a small terrain park composed
of mostly snow features.
A PistenBully Edge is used to build the terrain park features
and to groom the slopes.
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36 January 2018 | snowopsmag.com