The future plans for the defunct Southern Vermont ski area are not yet known.
Friday, April 13, 2018, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com
After sitting idle for nearly two decades, a buyer has been found for the defunct Maple Valley ski area.
According to a realtor with Better Homes and Gardens The Masiello Group, the sale of the Maple Valley property is expected to close on May 31, 2018. No further details are available as to the buyer or their plans for the property.
Late in the summer of 2017, a realtor with Better Homes and Gardens The Masiello Group approached the Dummerston Selectmen and Planning Commission about the possibility of re-purposing the property for high end residential or senior housing.
Located a few minutes northwest of Brattleboro, Vermont, Maple Valley operated as a chairlift served ski area from 1963-64 to 1999-00. The area went through multiple bankruptcies in the 1980s and 1990s, as it could not compete with larger, modern areas nearby. Current owner Nicholas Mercede acquired Maple Valley at a foreclosure auction in February 1997.
The area features two Hall double chairlifts, a Hall T-Bar, a tubing lift, 2 400 GPM snowmaking pumps, and diesel generators, which power the lodge and lifts. The advertised selling price for the 385 acre ski area is $950,000.