MONTE VISTA - “The San Luis Valley Ski Hi Regional Event and Conference Center is moving forward,” said co-chairs Karla Shriver and Kathy Woods. “This is an exciting time, yet scary at the same time. There is no going back at this point as the building is down.”
The Friends of Ski Hi committee have been working with Spencer Architecture Studio and Alcon Construction on the project design. Alcon and Spencers’ put together the team of Burggraaf Associates, Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing Engineers, Summit Engineering, Civil & Structural Engineers, and Sowden Associates, Acoustical & Sound and Video Engineers to also consult on the endeavor.
The metal building has been ordered and will require multiple deliveries to get all of the material to the site. The first section of the building is tentatively scheduled for delivery at the end of September with the final delivery scheduled in the first part of November.
The plan is to have the Event portion of the complex finished and completed by the end of February, in time for the Southern Colorado Agriculture Conference and the Crane Festival. The conference center structure will be up, but it is not anticipated to be finished until June 2021.
“The former Ski Hi Multi-Purpose building and the old swimming pool have given us all very fond memories to cherish,” said Woods, “but it is time to move forward and create new memories in the new building.” Shriver stated, “ I totally agree as I have some great memories in both areas. The swimming pool area had not been used since 2005, and the multi-purpose building was starting to really show its age. The new building will be wonderful for the whole San Luis Valley.”