The Governor's Office has released the funding for this very important project, and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is currently working with the Department of General Services to hire a design consultant.
This project will fulfill the goal and vision that many local community leaders have had for Laurel Mountain, by rebuilding the ski resort into a community asset that will bring with it new jobs and local tourism and bolster the ski industry in the Laurel Highlands. The DCNR has also recently partnered with Seven Springs to be the new concessionaire at Laurel Mountain. Although Laurel Mountain is listed as a park that may close should DCNR's budget be drastically reduced, this concessionaire would not close. Due to its independent operation, it would remain open; however, there would be no park services provided to them.
It seems at this time that Laurel will not open this ski season as there are numerous steps to complete before ski operations can begin.
rj, you're a little late to this news, it was reported by skibum in the Laurel Mountain Breaking News thread back on 6/20 post #53782.
There is also posting about taking time to help clean up Laurel this year. This is why I was writing them to see what was going on and if they will want help. If they do, they will contact us by posting it on dcski.