Ski Area / Mountain Resort Planning & Design

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Key Services

Ski area planning + design is the cornerstone of SE Group. With an unprecedented depth of knowledge, we assist ski areas and mountain resorts to envision, develop, and advance their business through the following services:

Mountain Planning & Design

  • Feasibility studies and site selection
  • Site inventory and physical assessments
  • Ski resort master plans
  • Ski trail design and layout
  • Ski lift layout and technology selection
  • Capacity modeling and facility balance

Base Area Planning & Design

  • Base area site planning
  • Skier services programming and design
  • Ski in/ski out real estate design
  • Snow play areas

Multi-Season Recreation Planning

  • Market assessments
  • Recreation plans
  • Pro-forma financial plans

Market and Economic Analysis

  • Due diligence/acquisitions
  • Strategic business planning
  • Market assessment/forecasting
  • Capital cost projections
  • Pro-forma financial plans
  • Operational efficiency analysis

Project Implementation

  • Design development and construction documentation
  • Bid specifications and contractor selection
  • Preparation of critical path and detailed timelines
  • Field layout of lift terminals, ski trails, mountain roads, and base facilities
  • Construction oversight
  • Resort operations consulting


For more information regarding Mountain Planning + Design, contact Chris Cushing or Pete Williams.

For more information regarding Resort Planning + Design, contact Claire Humber or Adam Portz.