Spruce Peak Adventure Center
The Spruce Peak Adventure Center is located at the base of Stowe Mountain and serves as the focal point for all children’s programs at the resort. Complete with a 3 story tall indoor climbing wall, other amenities include a ski school, ski rentals, a children’s recreation facility and teen center. The project also includes a 20,000 SF expansion of the Stowe Mountain Club, complete with dining room, lounges, ski valet, concierge, club retail store and pro shop, and a ski locker area. The upper three stories house luxury residential units.
The project was constructed in two phases beginning with utilities and sitework in summer 2013, followed by the parking garage and podium, and finally the superstructure. A fast-track design plus phased construction minimized disruption to the resorts winter operations. The building structural system is a structural steel frame with composite concrete floors supported on a conventional spread footing foundation over Geopier-improved soils. The plaza deck over the garage integrates a snow-melt system and topping slab, over a composite concrete and metal deck slab, supported by steel beams and columns. The basement walls are plant cast precast concrete panels designed to facilitate a speedy erection of the garage.
The five story 65,000 SF superstructure was constructed over a 55,000 SF single level below grade parking garage for 160 vehicles. Additional resort amenities include an outdoor ice rink with a heavy timber community pavilion and plaza.