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With more than 6,000 acres of forested mountain landscape, sun-dappled meadows and rushing rivers, not to mention all the amenities of The Village, Suncadia Resort in Washington offers a wealth of year 'round activities - perfect for a Pacific Northwest vacation with your family or a group. Miles of hiking and biking trails. Thirty-six holes of mountain golf. The 2.2 million acre Wenatchee Washington National Forest.

Suncadia Breaks Ground on 1,000 Steps Project

Scenic Mountain Stairway Provides River Access and Sightseeing Opportunities

Roslyn, Wash. (August 5, 2013) – Suncadia, a year-round mountain resort community located 80 miles east of Seattle, took its first step of 1,000 in its 1,000 Steps project. Suncadia broke ground on Monday, July 22 for the steps, which will create 21 flights of stairs connecting The Lodge to the Cle Elum River. Covering an elevation change equivalent to the height of a 19-story building, the 379 stair steps provide resort guests and homeowners with convenient access to river activities and a scenic walkway.

“The 1,000 Steps project enhances access to the Cle Elum River and complements the abundance of outdoor activities offered year-round at Suncadia,” said Roger Beck, managing director of Suncadia. “With scenic overlooks, picturesque seating areas and a beautiful destination, 1,000 Steps offers a rewarding and active experience for resort guests and homeowners, whether they relax on the landings or venture down to the river.”

The new project features 379 stairs made from colored concrete and covering 197 vertical feet of elevation change. 150 Dark Skies compliant LED low lighting fixtures illuminate the walkway without detracting from the night sky and four expanded landing areas provide seating and views overlooking the river valley. At the base of the stairs, a trail connects to Riverfront Park, providing resort guests and homeowners with more convenient access to river activities and pedestrian access to the Lodge from Suncadia’s Tumble Creek neighborhood.

The project manager of the 1,000 Steps project is Jodi Polak of Suncadia and Belsaas and Smith Construction, Inc. from Ellensburg, Wash. is the construction company. The project is expected to take an estimated three months with completion slated for November 1, just prior to Suncadia’s annual Winterfest celebration, which will take place from Thanksgiving to mid-January 2014.

The 1,000 Steps complements Suncadia’s 6,400 acres of recreation, lodging and dining offerings. Suncadia is the only resort of its kind to feature championship golf on two resort courses – Rope Rider and Prospector – and a winery within its boundaries, Swiftwater Cellars, which crushes grapes on-site and offers premium Swiftwater Cellars’ wines. Seasonal activities and events at the property include the annual Summer Outdoor Movie Series, Harvest Festival and Winterfest, miles of hiking and biking trails, winter ice skating, guided fly fishing tours, paddle boards rentals and much more. The Swim and Fitness center offers leisure pool, whirlpool spa, dual waterslides and fitness equipment, while Glade Spring Spa features nature-inspired spa treatments to relax and unwind.

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About Suncadia

Suncadia has quickly become a recreational playground for Seattleites and travelers across the Pacific Northwest.  Located 80 miles east of Seattle in the Cascade Mountains, Suncadia is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city, offering a unique combination of activities and amenities that make it an ideal Northwest getaway and resort residential community.  Suncadia Resort received the 2013 AAA Four Diamond Award, the fourth time the resort has received this award since its opening in 2007.

Suncadia is set on six miles of pristine Cle Elum River frontage, with 80 percent of the resort community designated as open space.  It features over 50 miles of hiking and biking trails and is a certified Built Green Community.  Its three golf courses - Prospector and Rope Rider Golf Courses and the private Tumble Creek Golf Course - were ranked among the top ‘10 Best New Courses in America’ in 2006 and 2011 by Golf Digest.  Rope Rider, was named 2011 Best New Course of the Year by Golf Magazine.

Amenities at Suncadia Resort include Portals restaurant, two bars, the Suncadia Swim & Fitness Center, a skating rink and outdoor amphitheater, and the LEED Silver-Certified Glade Spring Spa.  Ownership opportunities throughout the resort vary from condominiums to cabin-style homes to open lots for custom homes throughout nine individual neighborhoods.  Suncadia Resort is operated by Destination Hotels & Resorts, a subsidiary of Lowe Enterprises, Inc.  For more information about Suncadia, please visit


Suncadia is also home to the renowned Swiftwater Cellars winery, Washington’s ultimate destination winery, offers guests an unparalleled experience complete with fine wine and excellent service. Please visit 

About Destination Hotels & Resorts

Destination Hotels & Resorts is a privately held hospitality management company headquartered in Colorado. With nearly 40 independent, luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and golf clubs, Destination is the fourth largest hospitality management company in the country. The company’s portfolio features more than 9,100 guest rooms, 18 golf courses and 16 full-service spas. Destination Hotels & Resorts properties are located in key metropolitan and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Chicago, Seattle, Denver, San Diego, Santa Fe, Aspen, Phoenix, Portland, Palm Springs, Palos Verdes, Maui and Lake Tahoe. The company is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises.

For a complete list of properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit

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