Given how the climate is changing, buying a ski resort might not be the most prudent thing you'll do this summer. But, as they say, scared money don’t make money. So should you feel like throwing caution to the wind, there are 400 acres of space in southern Vermont awaiting you.
Maple Valley Ski Area closed in 2000, and all attempts to reopen it have melted away in failure. Located alongside the West River in Dummerston, Maple Valley was founded in 1963 and grew to include 16 trails of all difficulty levels, a half-pipe, a T-bar and tube lift, two chairlifts and a 16,000-square-foot lodge with a bar, restaurant, large fireplace and two decks.
The resorts comes equipped with all the necessary lighting and piping for night skiing and snow production, two electric generators, three drilled wells and a 10,000-gallon storage tank.
Ski Resort (5 images)
Other potential use cases for the space: concerts, flea markets and even maple syrup harvesting — the natural resources can supply up to 200 gallons of Vermont's finest per annum. Priced at $950,000, Maple Valley could end up being a sweet deal.
If you’ve got the capital to burn, here’s who to contact.