Mid-Atlantic Inside intel says Camelback PA is being purchased by KSL

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  1. Tricia

    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    I have some inside intel, but no confirmation that KSL is in the process of purchasing Camelback.
    Will change this thread and confirm soon.

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    Wondering if Camelback will be on the IKON pass ​
     
  2. KingGrump

    KingGrump Most Interesting Man In The World Team Gathermeister

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    Great news.
    Always wanted to ski Camelback. On the top of my bucket list. :roflmao:
     
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  3. Philpug

    Philpug Notorious P.U.G. Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    I have been waiting for the mid Atlantic onslaught by KSL and or Vail. IMHO this is the first of many to get assimilated. Stay tuned. :popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn:
     
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  4. cantunamunch

    cantunamunch Meh Skier

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    Timberline and Greek Peak please. Elk optional.
     
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  5. Magi

    Magi Instructor Instructor

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    That brief moment when you're very confused why KSL is buying a hydration system company...

    :doh:
     
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  6. Coach13

    Coach13 Out on the slopes Skier

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    Investment group. Buys into travel/eisure type properties. Alterra for one, some Marrioot property. That’s about what I know about them.
     
  7. esef

    esef Booting up Skier

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    Definitely a curious purchase.

    I’d imagine they’re buying Camelback more for its lodge and indoor waterpark than its skiing, right? KSL also invests in nearby lodge/ indoor waterpark Kalahari.
     
  8. Coach13

    Coach13 Out on the slopes Skier

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    I’m guessing they are broadening their ski footprint in the MA and then the NE.
     
  9. Jilly

    Jilly Lead Cougar Skier

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    Me too!! But then I'm usually confused between the Blue Mountains...PA and Ontario.
     
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    Philpug Notorious P.U.G. Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Speaking of Blue Mountain (PA)...news coming from there pretty soon too!
     
  11. asnowmobiler

    asnowmobiler Advanced Beginner Skier

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    What’s your opinion on who is buying Blue?
    I keep hearing Vail, but I highly doubt it.
     
  12. Johnny V.

    Johnny V. Half Fast Hobby Racer Skier

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    Been a few rumors running around Bristol, but so far nothing confirmed or denied...................as the bullwheel turns...................
     
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  13. PowderChicken

    PowderChicken Booting up Skier

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    I’ve skied camelback, and I have checked it off my list. (Forgive me for being a flat lander.). :roflmao:
     
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  14. Noodler

    Noodler My win/win/win for 2020: Ikon/LL/A-Basin Skier

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    If Blue goes on Ikon, I might finally have a reason to do a Mid-Atlantic reminiscing ski tour. I've never been back East to ski since moving out West.
     
  15. Coach13

    Coach13 Out on the slopes Skier

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    Fight the urge, you’re in skiers paradise out there! lol
     
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    Philpug Notorious P.U.G. Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    I forgot, you were from "The Valley", right?
     
  17. 4aprice

    4aprice Getting off the lift Skier

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    Camelback to KSL rumor has been going around for much of the season from people who would have some inside knowledge. I refused to mention it here because it has been just that,, a rumor. What is true is that the resort is up for sale.

    Would think it was a pretty good buy for someone with the Hotel and water parks. Have heard that the hotel is pretty much sold out most weekends during the season and with a range of other activities very profitable all year long (summer business is huge at Camelbeach).

    Be interesting to see if this unfolds and in what form. Carried an Ikon base along with a Camelback Super Pass this season and was planning to repeat next season. Would be nice for me if it was wrapped up in one pass.
     
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    I'll second that; unless it's in the middle of the week, after March 1, on a good spring storm.
     
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  19. Noodler

    Noodler My win/win/win for 2020: Ikon/LL/A-Basin Skier

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    Yes, but not the OTHER valley (so don't "gag me with a spoon"). ;)
     
  20. Marker

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    When we first started visiting NE resorts, our plan was to scope out where we would purchase for retirement. I had hoped that a local PA resort would be purchased by one of the conglomerates to make it easier to ski locally as well, but only Jack Frost and Big Boulder were part of the Peak Pass with Mt Snow. We didn't get too far after visiting Mt Snow, Sunday River, Sugarloaf, and Killington, the latter which is about the extreme of driving distance my wife would tolerate (7 hr on a good NJ/NY traffic day). So it was Killington for the win! But I would still like it if a local PA resort ended up on the same pass with K. The problem is that K is not unlimited on Ikon, so we get K season passes. With the day trip distance, really only Blue and Camelback would be worth the effort now with Elk being already halfway to K! My wife really began to hate those day trips even on the bus to Elk...
     
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