Windham Mountain Announces Expansion to Year-Round Programming

Windham Mountain secures an investment from the Beall family and Kemmons Wilson Hospitality Partners to develop year-round experiences.

Windham Mountain is widely considered a top destination for winter sports in the Hudson Valley and, just last month, ownership at the ski resort announced it has secured investments from two development families: the Beall family, whose founding member created the restaurant chain Ruby Tuesday, and Kemmons Wilson Hospitality Partners, best known as the founding enterprise behind the Holiday Inn hotel chain. This means, in short, Windham is about to get even better.

Beyond providing capital and resources to the resort’s management team, this investment will considerably expand year-round programming at the mountain. Wintertime visitors can look forward to enhancements to Windham’s world-class skiing with brief lift lines. What’s more, when the snow melts, the resort will offer swimming, racket sports, family activities, and “expansive outdoor all-season adventure activities.” And if that wasn’t enough, this investment will allow Windham to reimagine its golf course. “The Wilson family and the Beall family are deeply committed to working with the same great team of current owners and senior leaders to make Windham Mountain a category leader in the East over the next five years,” says Webb Wilson, CEO at Kemmons Wilson Companies. With the help of these new partners, the resort will attract even greater volumes of tourism to Greene County.

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While Windham is best known as a mecca for skiers and snowboarders, it also boasts year-round activities like a climbing wall and summit yoga during summertime. Beginning in June, mountain bikers get to experience “a truly unique downhill riding experience” made by world-renowned trail designers with the longest jump trail on the East Coast.

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The developments aren’t all about adventure, though. Windham Mountain is positioning itself as a regional hotspot with new townhomes, lots for land development, and a “mid-mountain, Italian-alps” style eatery. The restaurant will add to the resort’s existing options, namely Tavern 23 (not to be confused with the Poughkeepsie haunt of the same name) and Mulligan’s Pub. “Our new partners are additive: Their extensive hospitality experience will further enhance what has set Windham Mountain apart in the Northeast for generations,” says Chip Seamans, president of Windham Mountain. “New amenities and enhanced food and beverage operations will continue our pursuit to create the quintessential Catskills experience.”

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