Windham Mountain, a leading New York state ski resort, announces the selection of industry leader Centerplate as its new hospitality, catering and culinary partner. The multi-year agreement entailing food and beverage services, is effective immediately for the upcoming winter season. Windham Mountain and Centerplate will employ strict adherence to all COVID-19 protocols to ensure a safe experience for all visitors.
The new partnership with Centerplate comes amid a growth period for Windham Mountain, including a two-year, $12M investment to upgrade the guest experience. Along with a long list of exciting operational updates and new branding, it also means rededication to healthier, happier lives through an elevated, unique mountain experience. A passion-powered outdoor community, Windham offers a boutique and personal experience to skiers and riders in the heart of the Catskills.
“Centerplate has an established reputation for engaging local community partners to create unique venues and exceptional events. We’re excited to welcome their level of expertise during a critical growth period for us,” says Chip Seamans, president & general manager, Windham Mountain. “They will play a crucial role in helping us create memorable on-mountain dining experiences for our guests at Seasons, the Mountain Express Cafeteria, Last Run Coffee and many others. We also are looking to attract an influx of year-round special events like weddings, corporate business retreats, training sessions, social gatherings, holiday parties and more.”
Centerplate has already begun to directly impact the local economy by curating some of the top local suppliers in the Catskills. This work entails bringing in recognized culinary, hospitality, and development best practices to deliver a highly distinctive and innovative product offerings at the mountain.
“Strong, independent ski resorts like Windham continue to carve out unique guest-focused experiences for families to enjoy, knowing full well that there’s nothing better than enjoying a little après ski after a day spent outside on the slopes,” says Steve Pangburn, Centerplate’s CEO. “We are thrilled to be chosen for this new and exciting venture, to help strengthen Windham as the top option to find stunning adventure just a short drive from many communities in the greater tri-state area.”
Centerplate will deliver fresh, nutritious and healthy options for families, foodies and skiers alike, utilizing ingredients from purveyors in New York State. Further, the team commits to donating unused foodstuffs to local agencies.
At gathering places across North America and the United Kingdom, Centerplate and its partner venues have been defining extraordinary experiences through thoughtful hospitality, expertly delivered, for more than 80 years. Their strategic approach to hospitality creates tailored food and beverage programs, unique hospitality design, rewarding event and retail services to deliver the type of one-of-a-kind, local authenticity that builds loyalty, reputation, and memories. Centerpiece partners with more than 300 premier event venues across the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom, annually serving more than 115 million guests. Centerplate maintains a significant, long-term presence in the ski industry, serving as the hospitality partner of choice at famed resorts like Holiday Valley, Smugglers’ Notch, Jiminy Peak, Gore Mountain, Whiteface and Bristol Mountain. For more info, visit centerplate.com.
Just two and a half hours north of New York City, Windham Mountain is at 3,100 feet elevation and offers 1,600 vertical feet Of skiing and riding enjoyment. For more info, visit www.windhammountain.com