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  • Sugar Loaf Resort in Michigan Purchased after 10 Year Shutdown


    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...

  • New York’s West Mountain files for Bankruptcy Protection


    According to Ski Area Magazine (SAM), West Mountain owner East Slope Holdings LP (ESH) has filed for bankruptcy protection. Proceedings began after ESH creditor Zion First National Bank of Salt Lake City begain foreclosure proceedings. In addition, National Grid may be shutting off power within the next few weeks. For more information, please visit SAM's artic...

  • Whaleback Mountain to Cease Operations


    Whaleback Mountain in Enfield, New Hampshire is the most recent New England ski resort to announce they are shutting down operations. In a post on their Facebook page on March 14th; marketing lead Even Dybvig announced the unfortunate news, penning it on unmanageable debt:

    It is with deep regret that Frank, Dylan and I, owners and managing members, ...

  • Big Tupper Ski Area in Tupper Lake, NY to Close


    The following is a transcript from the website:  It was announced Tuesday evening that the Big Tupper Ski Area has been forced to close.  ARISE Chairman Jim LaValley was joined by members of the Board, as well as managers and volunteers of the Big Tupper Ski Area, at P-2′s Pub in Tupper Lake. LaValley said that the community of Tupper Lake and Big Tupper supporters should hold the Board and members of PROTECT the Adirondacks...