Johnsburg gets lift ownership

NORTH CREEK - FrontStreet Mountain Development has announced it has transferred ownership of the historic ski lift property located in the North Creek Ski Bowl to the town of Johnsburg.

This property, known as the ski lift parcel, consists of 11.45 acres of land directly under the old T-bar ski lift that serviced the historic North Creek Ski Bowl for decades. The ski lift parcel will now be the site of a new triple chair ski lift to be part of Gore Mountain.

The action paves the way for the reopening of the entire historic Ski Bowl for public skiing as part of the Gore Mountain Ski Area. The Ski Bowl is adjacent to and will become part of the Gore Mountain Ski Area.

Gore Mountain is operated by the Olympic Regional Development Authority.

The new triple chair lift planned for the site will complete the interconnection between the Ski Bowl and Gore Mountain. The purchase of the new triple chair ski lift had been previously announced by ORDA.

The connection with Gore Mountain and the restoration of the historic Ski Bowl for public skiing will collectively bring significant revenue, economic growth and employment opportunity to the surrounding communities, including the town of Johnsburg and the North Country in general, according to local officials.

Many new businesses and real estate development projects are under way due to the planned interconnection.

FrontStreet Mountain Development acquired the private land located at the site of the historic North Creek Ski Bowl in 2005. That same year, FrontStreet and the town of Johnsburg entered into an agreement whereby FrontStreet agreed to transfer over 60 acres of prime ski trails and lift lines to the town to enable public skiing on the portion of the Ski Bowl that has been in private hands and closed for decades.

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