Mountain Resorts & Ski Areas

Planning, engineering, and design to enhance the guest experience.

VHB assists ski resort owners, operators, and architects with getting world-class, four-season destinations designed, permitted, and built.

We are avid skiers and sports enthusiasts who are committed to creating memorable destinations. Our dedicated Mountain Resort Team includes planners, designers, engineers, and environmental scientists who are committed to enriching the guest experience. Bringing a deep understanding of nationwide trends balanced with local context, we help our clients celebrate the best of a destination’s locale, designing distinctive and memorable destinations that stand the test of time.

VHB has worked with both group and independent owners on dozens of resort projects to enhance mountain destinations across New England and the Northeast.

Owner Groups:

One Spruce Peak resort with snowy hills. Killington ski resort base lodge.
Jay Peak resort in summer. Ice skating rink at Stowe ski resort.
Snow making and retail area at Sugarbush resort. Sugarloaf mountain in summer.

Independent Resorts:

  • Big Moose Mountain, Maine
  • Bolton Valley Resort, Bolton Valley, Vermont
  • Gore Mountain Resort, North Creek, New York
  • Lost Valley, Auburn, Maine
  • Mad River Glen, Fayston, Vermont
  • Saddleback, Rangeley, Maine
  • Smugglers’ Notch Resort, Jeffersonville, Vermont
  • Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe, Vermont
  • Waterville Valley Resort, Waterville Valley, New Hampshire

How VHB can Help

Our Mountain Resort Team is a passionate group of professionals who use an integrated approach to solve complex problems. Our team includes planners, landscape architects, civil engineers, and environmental scientists who work together seamlessly to develop cost-effective solutions that can be built.

Connect with our Mountain Resort/Ski Area Team

Mark Hamelin in a checkered shirt.

Mark Hamelin, CLARB certified, PLA, ASLA, APA

Chief of Design, Vermont

Mike Williard smiling in a blue suit.

Mike Willard, PLA, LEED AP

Director of Landscape Architecture & Land Planning, Vermont

Peter Smiar in a tie and green sweater

Peter Smiar, PE

Director of Land Development, Vermont

Lydia Lee smiling in a pink dress.

Lydia Lee, PG

Senior Geologist

Britta Ton in a black dress and brown scarf.

Britta Tonn, CPESC

Preservation Planner

Bob Blunt is the Augusta Office Manager at VHB.

Robert Blunt, PE

Structures and Crossings

Mountain Resort Services

  • Base Area Village Placemaking
  • Bridge Design & Inspection
  • Comprehensive Site Planning
  • Environmental Services & Permitting
  • Four-Season Recreation Planning
  • Lifts & Trails
  • Master Planning
  • Preservation Planning
  • Site/Civil Engineering & Utility Design
  • Snow Making Needs Analysis and Water Resources
  • Water Crossings & Skier Bridges
  • Wayfinding Systems & Signage

We work with three groups in mind: resort owners, who see efficiencies thanks to VHB’s full suite of in-house services; investors, who reap solid economic returns from destinations designed to stand the test of time; and visitors, who enjoy the exceptional spaces and amenities that our team helps create.

—Mark Hamelin, CLARB certified, PLA, ASLA, APA, Chief of Design, Vermont