Closed since 2006, Clear Fork Ski Area is scheduled to reopen this season under new ownership. First opened in 1962, the ski area recently unveiled their plans and improvements during a recent open house.
A new website has been created and is currently selling season passes. The area currently offers 11 runs, three chairlifts and a surface tow. Plans call for adding three additional runs and a tubing park for the upcoming season. A season pass for adults is $250 and for 17 years old and younger $150.
Four partners who grew up skiing at Clear Fork - brothers Ben and Luke Flynn, Brian Johnson and Rick Weemhoff - have formed a land development company and plan on investing $55 million to redevelop the site into a year round recreation area with lodging over the next five years.
Bill Edmonds, who is handling condominium sales for the partners, confirmed that they are on schedule to reopen the 191-acre property this season.
"They just had their open house and a good crowd was on hand to see what they are doing. It's exciting to see what's going on, and they are getting all the permits and inspections in place to open this season,".
The vacation lodging will include condominiums starting at less than $60,000, cabins, chalets, and plans call for adding a new lodge and a conference center, he added.
Events are scheduled for October. Follow the link below.