A high ranking official
, who was integral in the sale of Laurel (he also wishes to remain anonymous), has confirmed the official transfer of assets (both the ski area and Village) by stating the following:
For some reason 7S doesn't want this made public. My guess the reason for the sale being kept hushed is in case the state doesn't pony up with the $$$$, which is still a very real possibility that they won't. In that case, what would 7S do with the assets, both ski and Village?
My understanding was the state wouldn't release the $$$ until the sale was finalized, which may or may not be true.