Speaking of sales or non-sales of ski areas. Spout Springs (a very small area in E. Oregon, near LaGrande) has been for sale for almost 2 years. They never opened this year. My fear is that if this goes on long, then the Forest Service will want the lifts torn out and to lease it to someone else for some other purpose. (Grazing, camping, logging, etc). I went there this year (part of the Oregon Ski Safari -- every area), knowing they were closed. I hiked up and skied down. It looks like a nice small community area, but perhaps without the enthusiastic community to keep it running.
Maybe we could crowd-fund a purchase? How many EpicSkiers will it take to raise $1.2M ? (Maybe 12,000 ???)
Count me out.
I'm going to have to go ahead and just say no to that "investment."