Powder King is for sale
And a mural comes to life
As first reported by Bob Kronbauer of Glacier Media, the entirety of Powder King is for sale for $8.25 million, which also gets you the nearby Azouetta Lake Resort. From the listing:
Powder King offers over 900 acres of skiable terrain, 37 runs, three lifts and over 40 feet of annual snowfall. The mountain is consistently ranked number 1 in Canada with respect to snow.
The current owners are listed as Hiedi and Jim Salisbury who, according to their local business profile, “were looking for a change in their lives when they decided to purchase Powder King Resort. As avid outdoors enthusiasts, the business was an ideal fit, and it has given them the opportunity to invest in their own future.” Jim’s LinkedIn profile has even more details, showing the purchase happened back in 2005, “on a spur of the moment holiday up to northern British Columbia to visit his cousin Jim discovered Powder King and the opportunity to purchase it.” Just last year he was talking about the area being on the cusp of something big, suggesting a conference centre and hotel would be a good fit for the area.
Hopefully, that’s still the case and he’s just looking to cash in on the investment as someone takes it to the next level rather than this being a sign of the end — honestly, I have no idea either way. I guess we’ll see who snaps it up (or not).
EDIT: I’m informed that last year Jim passed away, which explains the sale. Hopefully his dream can move forward.
A quick note: I am aware of that post about a local restaurant circulating. Just waiting for more information before putting more in the newsletter. If you don’t know what I’m talking about — apologies for the crypticness!
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