VOTERS SAY YES TO POWDER RIDGE (CT) SALE
SAM Magazine—Middlefield, Conn., Aug. 17, 2012—Middlefield residents overwhelmingly voted to sell the Powder Ridge ski area to local businessman Sean Hayes, who operates a nearby adventure center, Brownstone Park, for $700,000.
Powder Ridge opened in 1959, and last operated for the 2006-07 season. The town purchased the area in 2008 for $2.55 million, and has actively sought a buyer ever since. Residents approved the sale Thursday by a vote of 1,132 to 466.
Hayes expects to invest $3.5 million to revamp and upgrade the facilities and reopen the area for the 2013-14 season, when it will offer skiing, snowboarding, and tubing.