Cranmore Mountain Resort readies next step in development

Fairbank Lodge to feature condos, new ski facilities
Fairbank Lodge

The planned Fairbank Lodge will be located in the base area of Cranmore Mountain Resort.

Cranmore Mountain Resort in North Conway has unveiled plans to build a new lodge as part of its multiyear development plan.

The new Fairbank Lodge, part of the Kearsarge Brook II Condominiums at Cranmore, will be located the resort’s base area. The proposed new building will feature 15 residential condominiums and new ski facilities for resort guests.

Once all permits are in hand, Cranmore expects to break ground in the spring of 2022.

According to The Conway Daily Sun, on April 22, the Conway Planning Board approved the developers’ request for concurrent site plan and subdivision review for the project.

The new lodge :is the next chapter of improvements that will continue to make Cranmore a progressive and leading year-round resort in New England,” Cranmore President and General Manager Ben Wilcox told the board. “Mixing condominiums with new ski facilities is a proven model in the ski industry, and we are excited to be adding new ski lodge facilities for our day and overnight guests.

The 15 condominium units at Fairbank Lodge will have an open concept floorplan that includes a master suite bedroom and bath, kitchen and dining area, and living room with floor-to-ceiling windows that with a view either of Cranmore’s North Slope or sunset views over the resort’s courtyard. The ground and second-floor levels will have over 18,000 square feet of ski facilities for day guests.

The Fairbank Lodge is a continuation of resort improvements that started in 2010 when Cranmore was purchased by father-and-son team Brian and Tyler Fairbank of The Fairbank Group and Joseph O’Donnell. Since the acquisition, The Fairbank Group has invested over $25 million in improvements and development.

The Fairbank Lodge was designed by Bull Stockwell Allen, an architecture firm with offices in San Francisco, Denver and Woodstock, Vt., which also designed the existing Kearsarge Brook Condominiums at Cranmore and similar projects at Stowe, Bretton Woods, Copper Mountain and other leading resorts.

Atlantic Construction Group, will be the general contractor.

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