Looking to own a slice of Oregon ski country on the cheap? Instead of shelling out a few million for a chalet, consider buying your own private ski area for just $1.25 million. Located in northeastern Oregon's Blue Mountains, not too far from the Washington border, Spout Springs Ski Area is a mom-and-pop operation first started in 1949. Currently, 2 double lifts serve about 250 skiable acres, 650 feet of vertical, and night skiing on Friday and Saturday. The low base altitude of 4,850 feet made for a tough time this past winter, when the ski area only opened for a short time in January before closing again due to rain and warm temperatures. But $1.25 million doesn't just buy the 14 ski runs, the new owner would also get everything else from what the listing calls a "turn-key operation."
With the current owner looking to retire (and open to "all offers"), the ski area comes with a fully equipped 9,418-square-foot restaurant and lounge, complete rental inventory and 3,456-square-foot rental shop for downhill skiing, cross country skiing, and snowboarding, and a 3,500-square-foot owner's unit. There's also a small 1,026 square-foot ski patrol building, all set on 1,411 total acres of U.S. Forest Service land.
Sure, things haven't been easy for local ski hills lately, but the affordable Spout Springs looks like it has a nice little set up going. Now who's buying?
· Spout Springs Ski Area [Coldwell Banker]
· Spout Springs Ski Area [Official Site]
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