Hope Lake Lodge


The addition of a modern indoor water park at Hope Lake Lodge at the Greek Peak Ski Center in central New York has transformed the existing resort into a year-round destination.  The temperature inside the 28,000 sq. ft. facility is maintained at 80-84 degrees even during the most frigid months.

Approximately 60,000 sq. ft of Metl-Span® insulated panels were used to clad the roof and walls of the Varco Pruden building.  The 4” thick CFR-42 roof panels were finished in Cool Forest Green on the exterior and Polar White on the interior.  The 3” thick CF-42 wall panels were finished in Terra Cotta on the exterior and Desert Beige on the interior.

Design for the LEED Silver project was done by RBA Group, Charlotte, NC.  The use of a steel super structure with insulated metal wall and roof panels allowed the design team to create large clear spans necessary for housing the water park features and to provide high thermal efficiency.

Steven Finch, RBA’s director of hospitality, was the project architect.  “The steel super structure was the most affordable system and the insulated metal panels were an obvious choice because of their efficiency.  But they also allowed us to do a lot of punched openings where water slide tubes exit and re-enter the building,” Finch said.  “Plus, we have a series of 12’ x 12’ roll-up operable doors and windows that allow guests to sit inside the water park and look at the mountains during the summer months.”

Dealing with the inherent high humidity and chlorine-laden atmosphere was an issue, according to Finch.  The steel members were galvanized and then powder coated to resist corrosion.  The Metl-Span panels utilize a Kynar finish.

Erection of the VP building and installation of the Metl-Span panels was done by VIP Structures, Inc., Syracuse, NY. The design of the building with its steep slope roof and 100’ long skylight at the ridgeline was a challenge according to VIP’s Leonard Pogroski.  “But our crew did a great job dealing with the hips and valleys and trim.  It’s a great looking job,” Pogroski said.

The Metl-Span panels were also used to clad an adjoining 7,000 sq. ft. arcade that links the water park to the Hope Lake Lodge and Conference Center.

Metl-Span pioneered many of the developments of insulated metal panels and continues to make significant contributions to design innovations and technology that shape industry standards.  For more information on the complete line of Metl-Span products, call 877-585-9969 or visit www.metlspan.com.