Snow Time, Inc. Sells Ski Windham
By M. Scott Smith, DCSki Editor
October 25, 2005 — On October 24, 2005, Snow Time, Inc. announced it is selling New York’s Windham Mountain ski area to a group of investors with connections to the Windham community.
Snow Time currently owns the Pennsylvania ski areas Ski Liberty, Ski Roundtop, and Whitetail.
According to a news release, Irv Naylor, the owner and founder of Snow Time, Inc., was approached this past summer regarding the potential sale of Windham. The group of investors is described as having a long-term connection to Windham and a strong desire to invest in Windham and adjoining real estate.
“We want to build on the outstanding foundation provided by Snow Time and take Windham to the next level of service and convenience,” said Dan Frank, president of Windham Mountain and a leader of the investment group.
“We intend to infuse significant resources into the resort for the 2006-2007 winter season. It will be an exciting time for the staff, community and our guests,” Frank said.
Other members of the investment group include Dick Jordan, a local developer, and Stu Berelson, an attorney and long-time Windham Skier. The three investors formed a venture called Windham Mountain Partners, LLC, which plans to complete the purchase of Windham Mountain and adjoining real estate by mid-November.
In announcing the sale of Windham, Naylor stressed that Snow Time has no interest in selling its Pennsylvania resorts.
“I have no interest in selling the Pennsylvania resorts, individually or collectively,” said Naylor. “The sale of Windham Mountain will allow Snow Time management to focus its efforts in one state and one marketplace,” he added.
Irv Naylor originally started Ski Roundtop in 1964. A decade later, Ski Roundtop purchased Ski Liberty. New York’s Windham Mountain was purchased in 1981, followed by Whitetail Resort in 1999. In 2004, Irv Naylor was honored with the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) Lifetime Achievement Award.
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Wouldnt it be nice --- - posted by snowcone
October 26, 2005 at 3:46 pm
--- if Snowtime took the bucks they got for Windham and bought one or more of the needy PA resorts. Snowtime is a real pro in reinvigorating 3rd tier resorts. In the needy resort category, Blue Knob particularly comes to mind, but either Laurel or Camelback (is it still for sale?) ouldnt be such a bad idea. All any of these resorts needs is tender loving care and very few mil invested in infrastructure. They are small, compact and fairly easily upgraded. I, for one, would be glad to pay a couple for extra bucks on my Advantage card for an extra Snowtime resort.
not a bad idea snowcone - posted by wojo
October 26, 2005 at 6:15 pm
I am curious if the advantage card will apply to Windham still. What a great mid-week few day excursion from the DC area using the advantage card!!
Snow Time Card Holder Benefits at Windham - posted by Anne
October 28, 2005 at 10:18 am
To respond to wojo's question, benefits at Windham Mountain for all 2005-06 Snow Time, PA card holders will remain as advertised. All coupons and employee benefits will be honored as printed for the entire season.