Balsams Site Plans Expected In Several Weeks

Feb 22, 2016

The redevelopment of the Balsams will take another step forward soon, says Ed Brisson, an official with Dixville Capital LLC.

Developer Les Otten plans a huge expansion of the ski area at The Balsams, including some slopes near the wind turbines.
Credit Chris Jensen for NHPR

“In the next couple of weeks we will be coming in with ski area site plan approval as well as, we anticipate coming in with plans for renovating Dix and Hampshire House,” he said.

Those plans would go before the Coos Planning Board, which must approve them before work can begin.

"We are actually looking to put a shovel in the ground sometime this summer," he said.

He said there would be a series of applications in the coming months.

Dixville Capital has received several key permits from the state but has not finalized financing for the $143 million it says is needed for the first phase of the development.

Brisson was addressing “Summit on the Economy: Moving the North Country Economy Forward,” a conference held Saturday in Colebrook.