Ski Resort for Sale on Craigslist, Less than 1/2 a Million

Gearing up for winter? This year, forget the long weekend with the boys in Breckenridge and opt in to the investment of a lifetime. There is a Ski Resort for sale on Craigslist for just $475,000.  Seriously.

The title of the Craigslist Ad:

 $475000 Ski Resort / Recreational Land For Sale (Naples NY)

Formerly the ski resort “Ski Valley” this Rochester, NY gem is a blank canvas of opportunity. With recent news of Vail Resorts acquiring yet another ski resort (this time the biggest) Whistler Blackcomb, there is a stale, corporate, vibe trending in the ski industry. The giant that is Vail, brings along with it all the opportunities of big business as well as all the downfalls. Quaint towns full of “Mom and Pop” business’s are giving way to spiked rent increases and real estate out of reach for the average consumer. This Craigslist ad is THE golden opportunity to snag a piece of the ski industry pie and preserve that ol’ homey, one-with-nature kind of feel that comes along with winter recreation.

The ad reads in full:

“Former Ski Valley now available. 200 acres, lodge, 2 ski lifts, 3 groomers, maintenance facility, large pond. WOW what a great opportunity right next to Bristol Mountain to build your own resort or private paradise. Was Ski Valley with 12 runs. Great for skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, snow tubing park, etc. Many improvements and needs TLC. Price doesn’t include equipment, but equipment can be purchased.”



So without the equipment included in the deal, were talking about basically raw land, but 200 acres of it. At the price of a single family home in an affluent area, how can you pass this up? There is a lot to be said for the “home mountain” the mountain where you learned to ski, the mountain where you created lasting friends, the mountain where you learned that perseverance pays off. Ok, so that might be a little dramatic, but there is something soulful about this place. I’ll be tracking what happens with this place.



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