The lodges, plus mountain bike facility, tennis center and aquatic center, are part of the Northeast Kingdom Economic Development Initiative, led by Stenger and his partners and fueled by foreign investors under the federal EB-5 program.
Stenger expects to attract $600 million for expansions at Burke and Jay Peak resorts, a major bio-tech manufacturing and research plant and a window manufacturing plant in Newport City, a waterfront hotel and downtown block reconstruction in Newport City and expansion of the Newport State Airport in Coventry.
Stenger said he is meeting with mountain biking enthusiasts to learn exactly what they want from an indoor facility geared to biking year round.
The facility would be the equivalent of two full acres under one roof, Stenger said.
And he plans to expand the ability of Burke to provide lift-serviced mountain biking.
The Burke plans also include a tennis facility of 20 courts, eight indoors, Stenger said.
The tennis center would include a small stadium for tournaments, teaching facilities and four different court surfaces: clay, grass, Har-Tru clay and a hard, all-weather surface.
"It will be the best tennis facility in the state," Stenger said.
It is part of the proposal to provide unique attractions for those who would stay at the four planned lodges at Burke Mountain.
And it fits in with the market for Burke. "There's a very size-able tennis community in Montreal and a mountain biking community in Montreal," Stenger said.
The same goes for Boston, he said.
"Those are the sweet spots" for Burke's market, he added.
The aquatic center would include a swimming and diving facility with a glass roof that can open of Olympic standards. The pool, Stenger said, would appeal to vacationers.
The idea is to develop summer training camps for youth and for experts, he said.