Situated seven miles outside of Montana's Marshall Canyon, near Missoula, a former ski area just hit the market for $2.95 million. For those keeping tabs, Marshall Mountain is the second local ski hill in as many weeks to go up for sale. The Marshall Mountain ski area opened in 1941, kicked off night skiing (by kerosene lights) in 1958, and operated until 2003 when financial complications forced the resort to close. Now, the chairlifts remain idle but the area hosts weddings and mountain bike racers.
The listing is for 156 acres, including the old ski school/rental building, and main lodge. The property also comes with water rights, piping for snow making, and water available for irrigation in the summer and snow making in the winter.
The top 480 acres of runs and ski lifts are owned by Five Valleys Land Trust and the Lolo National Forest. According to the Missoulian, that organization has said it is committed to working with a new buyer and is open to discussing possible lease options to facilitate similar, non-motorized use of the land, including a ski area.
Here's the photo lineup:
· Marshall Mountain Listing [Windermere Real Estate]
· Former Marshall Mountain ski area for sale for nearly $3M [The Missoulian]
· An Entire Oregon Ski Area Costs Just $1.25 Million [Curbed Ski]
· Vermont Town Wants to Resurrect Local Ski Hill [Curbed Ski]
· Tiny $5 Ski Hill In Vermont Is Where Lifelong Skiers Are Made [Curbed Ski]
· Inside the Fight to Reopen Wyoming's Antelope Butte Ski Area [Curbed Ski]