There have been rumors on this board (all disproved) that Intrawest would be buying various local ski areas. Do you have any concrete information?
For something as sensitive as ski area ownership changes, it probably pays to not speculate about it in a public forum unless you have some details.
But I agree T-Line wouldn't really fit their business model it would seem.
Rumors of ASC selling Killington are abounding right now - Vail associates and Intrawest are said to be the two most probably buyers (assuming it isn't all bs).
Intrawest officials are on the record to DCSki stating that there are absolutely no plans to purchase Timberline.
Why would they purchase a resort to compete against snowshoe? Snowshoe already does about 8x the skier visits of t-line.
But all my info comes from the Killington board and they are probably all atleast as clueless as I am!