Zephyr Lodge at Northstar at California

Vail Resorts
Key staff: 
Project Manager: Walter R. Auerbach, P.E. Project Surveyor: Keith Masuda, P.E., P.L.S Project Engineer/Construction Observation: Nathan Chorey, P.E. SWPPP Monitoring: Brian Clark, P.E.

The Zephyr Lodge is a 14,000 square foot ski-in, ski-out restaurant lodge located at the top of the Tahoe Zephyr Lift with views off the backside of Northstar. The lodge opened in December of 2011 and is LEED certified. AEC was contracted to provide civil engineering, surveying, SWPPP monitoring, and LEED Certification for the project.

AEC Services Included:

  • Civil Design including Grading, Erosion Control Plans, Temporary and Permanent BMPs
  • Drainage Report and Cost Estimates in accordance with Placer County
  • Stormwater Management Manual & Land Development Manual
  • Placer County Improvement Plan Design Submittal
  • Bidding Assistance
  • O & M Manual publication
  • LEED Certification Submittal
  • Construction Observation
  • SWRCB-DWQ Construction Permit
  • SWPPP Monitoring including:
    • Pre-Construction Contractor Training
    • BMP Install Observation
    • Visual Site Inspections and Reporting
    • Weekly Inspections
    • Pre-Post Rain Event Inspections
    • Tailgate SWPPP Training
    • Prepare REAPS
    • Stormwater Sampling and Analysis
    • Prepare NAL Exceedance Report

Status: Completed Winter 2011