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  • Liko Smith Completes Inspection Of Sugar Loaf Resort in Michigan

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    Snowboarders Mecca Planned for Thanksgiving 2014 TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- After a Physical assessment of the long shuttered Sugar Loaf resort, new owner and extreme entrepreneur Liko Smith and consultants feel confident of a Thanksgiving 2014 opening of his new Snowboarders Mecca, The RoK at Sugar Loaf. The team has completed their initial assessment and are now organizing costs and work schedules. The 560 acre resort has been ...

  • Sugar Loaf Resort in Michigan Purchased after 10 Year Shutdown

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    Liko Smith Purchases Sugar Loaf Resort, MI; Plans The RoK, 560-acre Snowboarder's Mecca TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., Sept. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Extreme Entrepreneur Eneliko Sean Smith (aka Liko Smith), creator of THE BLOCK, The World's First Snowboarder Hotels, has purchased the Sugar Loaf Resort in Michigan. The resort, located at 4500 Sugar Loaf Mountain Road, in Traverse City, Michigan has been shuttered for over a decade. Mr. Smith and partners have pur...

  • Vail Resorts Closes Its Acquisition of Two Urban Ski Areas in Midwest, Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mount Brighton in Michigan

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    BROOMFIELD, Colo., Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) today announced that the Company has closed on its acquisition of two premier urban ski areas in the Midwest, Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mount Brighton in Michigan, for total cash consideration of $20 million. Both ski areas serve major snow sports markets in the Midwest with more than 468,000 active skiers and snowboarders in the nearby Minneapolis-St. Paul and Detroit metrop...

  • Vail Resorts to Acquire Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mount Brighton in Michigan

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    Acquisitions Join Guests of Premier Urban Midwest Ski Areas with Vail Resorts' Seven World-Class Mountain Resorts BROOMFIELD, Colo., Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) announced today that it has entered into agreements to purchase two premier urban ski areas in the Midwest, Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mount Brighton in Michigan, for total cash consideration of $20 million. Both ski areas serve major snow sports markets in the Mid...