Developers Choose Redi-Rock to Make Space for Ski Homes

Wing walls and retention pond walls allow for construction


Intrawest ULC, owner of numerous ski, beach, and golf resorts around the world, developed a plan to add high-end exclusive homes on the mountain slope at Stratton Resort in Vermont. The project plans included 15 lots that would be sold for approximately $1 million each. In order to construct the lots, Intrawest needed to develop a significant section of the lower mountain, and to gain access, they needed to build the infrastructure to support it.


Intrawest selected a Redi-Rock gravity wall to provide the structural support required for this project due to the proven engineering and aesthetic of the blocks. The project was engineered by Stantec Engineering and Eric Merluzzi of Souhegan Valley Engineering of Unity, New Hampshire did the wall design. Redi-Rock Walls of New England began delivering blocks at the beginning of May 2007; they shipped approximately 5,000 Redi-Rock Cobblestone blocks to the project over the next six months.

Cobblestone bridge and tunnel on ski hill

One of the 18 retaining walls, this one including a drive-through/ski over tunnel, built using the beautiful Cobblestone texture blocks.


The project consisted of 18 Redi-Rock retaining walls including two drive-through/ski-over tunnels. Each tunnel consisted of four wing walls up to 30 feet (9.1 meters) in height. The precast tunnel face was finished with a custom arch veneer designed to accent the Redi-Rock walls. This project also included a 5-acre (2 hectare) retention pond with a 200 foot (61 meter) long by 20 feet (6.1 meter) high Redi-Rock wall. Redi Rock Walls of New England installed each of the tunnel walls as well as the custom arch veneer. Scott's Construction Inc. completed the remainder of the walls.


Project: Stratton Mountain #46 Owner: SCI Group Newport Vermont Block Manufacturer: Redi-Rock Walls of New England Engineer: Stantec Installer: Redi Rock Walls of New England & SCI group Location: Stratton Mountain, Vermont Year Built: 2007

Gravity Retaining Wall Blocks - Massive, one-ton Redi-Rock gravity blocks rely on the sheer mass of each block to hold back the earth.

Cobblestone Texture Blocks - Redi-Rock Cobblestone blocks feature a great stacked stone aesthetic with the appearance of six smaller blocks.

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