JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Jackson Hole Mountain Resort plans to construct five new employee housing buildings.

The development would provide 180 beds for resort employees, many of them potentially foreign workers.

The company housing complex would be built outside the resort.

Resort chief administrative officer Scott Horn tells the Associated Press that the resort wants to be prepared for when the economy improves and more workers are needed.

In addition, the ski resort wanted to take advantage of the lower real estate prices.

Construction could begin as early as this summer.

If there aren't enough resort workers to fill up the new space, other businesses could lease the units for their employees, according to documents filed with the town's planning department.