Ski Industry

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A superior court judge has agreed to allow a receiver to take over the Hermitage Ski Resort in Wilmington.

The association that represents Vermont ski areas says a consumer protection bill passed by lawmakers this session would hurt the outdoor recreation industry. Backers of the legislation say it will protect Vermonters from unfair contract practices.
Nina Keck / VPR

Vermont lawmakers Tuesday gave final approval to a first-in-the-nation consumer protection bill, but critics say the legislation could severely disrupt the state’s outdoor recreation industry.

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As The Hermitage resort in Wilmington struggles to emerge from its financial difficulties, others in the Deerfield Valley are worried about the ongoing effect of the resort’s closure.

The Department of Taxes posted notices on the doors of The Hermitage Monday after the company fialed to make payments on more than $1 million in back taxes it owes.
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The state has shut down The Hermitage ski resort in Dover.

Jay Peak shutdown its upper mountain Thursday after the temperature dropped to minus 31 degrees Fahrenheit.
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A spokeswoman for the Vermont Ski Areas Association says visitors should not shy away from their favorite mountain over New Year's weekend.

The federal government says the company that owns Mount Snow can open its own EB-5 regional investment center.

Amy Kolb Noyes / VPR

This week’s winter storm came at the perfect time for a group that has been skiing and riding in mid-March at Stowe Mountain Resort for over a quarter-century. This week is the annual winter summit for insurance giant AIG and some special guests.

In a big preseason sale, Sugarloaf, Sunday River and four other New England ski resorts are being sold. And that’s just part of an $830 million deal that includes ski resorts, theme parks and other recreation properties around the country.

Mount Snow

The owner of Mount Snow says its EB-5 foreign investor funded project has been approved. 

Ski industry experts say nearly half of annual skier visits happen during the all important holiday weekends — kicking off with Christmas and New Year's. So far, conditions are far from ideal.

A plan to reopen a ski areas in southern Vermont has been revived.

The Maple Valley Ski Area in Dummerston closed in 2001. A developer who was interested in bringing it back as a year-round recreational resort withdrew the proposal in 2011 after the town review board asked for more specifics and wanted residents' concerns to be addressed.

Now, the review board has scheduled a hearing on April 23 for an application by the developer, MVS Associates of Stamford, Conn.