Updated Feb. 17 2019: After publication of the article below, we received the following information from the new owner’s representative in Toronto:
Unfortunately it will not be a commercial ski operation. I am sorry to let you know that. But the owner is very respectful about the local sentiment and will keep it almost as is so that locals and visitors can stay there and still enjoy the property and the view. I will keep you updated within [a] few months.
Original article of Feb. 15 follows:
For weeks rumours have been circulating that a purchaser had been found for the former Mount Madawaska ski resort. The Current can now confirm, having spoken to representatives of both parties, that a sale was completed earlier this week. The identity of the purchaser has not yet been revealed and The Current has not been able to confirm rumours that it was sold to a non-resident of Canada who has purchased it to use as a “getaway.”
If that rumour is true, then this local recreational landmark’s days are numbered as a ski venue for the foreseeable future. It was first used as such about fifty years ago and since then it has undergone numerous changes of ownership and periods of disuse. More recently, an attempt was made to salvage its availability for ski enthusiasts when MV Township leased it in 2009. That arrangement ceased in 2012 when it was sold to private owners who operated it for a year before closing it down. It was put it up for sale in 2014 but despite some interest from time to time it remained unsold until this week.
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