How long will it be before Okemo owns Killington?
They just closed on Crested Butte on Monday.
We are extremely pleased and excited to announce that the purchase of
Crested Butte Mountain Resort in Colorado is now final. The closing was
finalized on March 1, 2004, with the transfer of funds, at which time we
took over the complete ownership and operation of the resort.
When we took over the ownership of Okemo in 1982 and the operation of Mount
Sunapee in 1998, we recognized the incredible potential at each resort and
placed guest service and the overall quality of the recreational experience
as our top priority. Our vision for the future of Crested Butte is the
very same -- to build upon the attributes of the mountain with a Master
Plan of improvements and to work hand-in-hand with the community to
reinforce its reputation for excellence.
Improvements will take place over time and will be in keeping with
responsible, planned growth and development that remain consistent with our
standards of environmental responsibility and commitment
Triple Peaks, LLC is the parent company for Okemo, Mount Sunapee and
Crested Butte. The two of us, along with our children Ethan and Erica, are
the owners of the company and will maintain control of all aspects of
operational decision making at all three resorts. Ethan is in the process
of relocating to Crested Butte. We will be dividing our time between the
three resorts. As we transition to running mountains in the east and west,
we will develop a schedule to make planning easier for all of us.
We all know that Okemo and Mount Sunapee are both special places because of
their natural beauty and the effort that all of you have contributed to
creating the best mountain resort experiences in Vermont and New
Hampshire. Crested Butte is also a special place and hopefully you will
find your way there to experience the "best of the west" and support them
in their efforts to improve and grow as we have at Mount Sunapee and Okemo.
Crested Butte is located in southwest Colorado in the town of Mt. Crested
Butte and is best known for its historic town and some of the best extreme
skiing in the world. The resort has 85 trails spread over 1,058 acres,
with 14 lifts and receives over 240 inches of natural snow each season. To
learn more about your new mountain out west go to skicb.com.
Here's to an exciting future together!
Tim & Diane Mueller