Boyne Resorts Now Owner-Operator of 11 North American Ski Areas

20th September 2018

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Boynes Resorts – which began life in 1947 with the purchase of land to build a ski area in Northern Michigan for $1 by Everett Kircher – has taken over the ownership of seven ski resorts it already operated on long term leases for a huge investment company which is now “divesting its ski resort assets.”

Boyne now owns seven areas from East to West coasts of the USA and Canada including Sugarloaf and Sunday River in Maine, Loon Mountain in New Hampshire; Brighton Resort near Salt Lake City; Cypress Mountain in British Columbia; Ober Gatlinburg in Tennessee and The Summit at Snoqualmie near Seattle.

Boyne took over ownership from Oz Real Estate with the terms of the deal not disclosed.

Boyne, which already owns and operates a number of North America’s leading resorts, most-notably Big Sky Resort in Montana which is building North America’s first 8 seat chairlift this summer, is one of the current ‘big 5’ resort owner-operators in North America along with the Alterra group, Vail Resorts, Peak Resorts and Powdr which between them operate about 60 of the continent’s ski areas including many of the big name resorts.