LAUREL MOUNTAIN TO REMAIN CLOSED THIS WINTER

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10/10/2012

SAM Magazine—Ligonier Township, Pa., Oct. 10, 2012—State-owned Laurel Mountain Ski Resort will remain closed for at least another year. The 64-acre facility has been closed since 2005 despite efforts to reopen it.

Seven Springs Mountain Resort has agreed to operate the area, and has been assessing the infrastructure needs, which include the need for additional electrical power. The state has approved $6.5 million to expand water storage for snowmaking and upgrade the electrical infrastructure, but no work has been done. The lodge, chair lifts, snowmaking facilities, grooming equipment and maintenance facility are owned by Seven Springs.