Definitely interesting responses. There were more responses to the purported sale of 7S than there were to the verified sale of Wintergreen to Greenbrier.
Well I think it has more to do with the alleged suitor than to 7 Springs. If you think about, it doesn't it make sense that a big western resort owner would buy a very large regional destination then funnel that clientele to the western resort? It seems like season passes that offer multiple mountain access have been growing in popularity in the last decade.
Gillette Holdings was the first suitor that came a'calling for Dupre's hand but was turned away when half the family vetoed the sale. Didn't Gillette own Vail at that time?
Back to the idea that it would make good business sense for a somewhat large western resort to buy an established somewhat large eastern resort. Does it make sense? It seems to me it does if the move drives more visitors to the western resort.