According to Ski Area Management (SAM) Magazine, Snow Time, Inc. purchased Whitetail Resort for $11.1 million dollars in a transaction on September 27. The sale of the resort to Snow Time, which owns nearby Ski Liberty and Ski Roundtop, was first announced in August.
SAM reports that Snow Time also purchased a large section of land in a separate transaction, to be used for real estate development.
The magazine reports that Don MacAskill will remain at Whitetail as General Manager, while Ski Roundtop’s Kim Smith, formerly assistant mountain manager, will assume the role of mountain manager at Whitetail. Whitetail will open as normal for this winter; the new ownership will determine what improvements are necessary after the 1999/2000 winter season.
SAM also reports that the real estate plan for Whitetail will remain unchanged. This plan calls for the development of 900 units; 70 have already been built.
Ski Liberty or Roundtop Advantage card holders will receive 40% off lift ticket rates at Whitetail; in future years, a season pass valid at all three resorts will likely be offered.
Hidden Valley’s pre-season discounts on season passes, reported by DCSki in early September, have been extended until October 10. Adult season passes, regularly $530, are being sold for $200. Junior passes are being sold at $150, a discount of $215 over the regular price. Snow tubing season passes are also $59. These prices end October 10; to purchase a pass or for more information, contact the resort at (877) 321-9685 or purchase the pass on-line.
M. Scott Smith is the founder and Editor of DCSki. Scott loves outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, kayaking, skiing, and mountain biking. He is an avid photographer and writer.
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