Average skier days: 5000 - 6500
At $35 a ticket (back of the napkin guess based on $41 day pass, $31 night ticket) with 5500 people a season, your GROSS is $192,500.
I also note that snowmaking equipment is not mentioned as part of the deal, and that detachable quad in the ad is definitely not Hesperus.
I do think there is potential there, but to get it on solid footing, I think one would need:
1. Snowmaking to extend operations to aim for at least Thanksgiving to March. They do get a pretty decent amount of snow up there. I think in the ballpark of 250", but volatile.
2. Hire the Silverton guys to install your other lift on the cheap- they did it for Kendall, one can hope they would do it for you.
3. Build a nicer lodge to replace the Quonset hut. Give it enough space for a good kitchen and build in space for a stage. Hire a good chef from Durango and serve some great food.
4. Get a good beer league going, with emphasis on beer. Have bands play the stage and make it a fun place to hang out, eat, drink beer, and take runs. Sell a $40 ticket that includes dinner, with part of that going towards a cash purse for racing.
or something like that.
The place does have potential- for a 160 acre ski area with under 1000 vert, they have good terrain, and all the good terrain is straight down the fall line, unless the infamous Wolf Creek flats and "Traversatory." They do great stuff for the community, namely through the ski patrol, which provides quality avalanche and rescue training.
Hell, if I had deep enough pockets to do it justice, I could be convinced to take a swing at it (and probably would lose all my money, but still). My take on it would probably be a dog friendly ski area with a brewery and distillery at the base.