Mission Ridge files to begin massive resort and townhome project

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Mission Ridge Ski and Board Resort photo

WENATCHEE — It’s official: Mission Ridge Ski and Board Resort is moving ahead with plans to develop a ski village around its downhill slopes.

Chelan County says Mission Ridge applied last month to build 621 condominium units, 275 single-family homes, and 110,000 square feet of commercial space … all to be phased in over the next 20 years.

In its original application to expand, submitted two years ago, the resort called for a total of 250 single-family homes. The new plans include a proposed conference center and restaurant, and a 57-room lodge.

The number of ski lifts would also increase, and the plans call for an outdoor concert area and expanded parking.

The application starts a 30-day public comment period, in which residents can review the plans and make their thoughts known to the Chelan County Community Development office.

Mission Ridge opened in 1966 as a Wenatchee Valley alternative to Stevens Pass, 60 miles west. You can view the expansion plans on Chelan County’s website; the comment period ends at 5 p.m. March 30.