Forest Service issues permit to White Pine ski area
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
December 9, 2010
The Bridger-Teton National Forest and the Citizens to Save White Pine LLC, announced that the White Pine Ski Area and Resort will be issued a Conditional Special Use Permit on Thursday, December 9, 2010.
Citizens to Save White Pine purchased the ski area in mid-October. As with any business exchange there are components of purchase and transfers, which typically involve several steps that need to be followed, especially on a business of this scale and complexity.
"It has been a hectic race against time for Citizens to Save White Pine, LLC, but it all has come together and the White Pine Ski Area is expected to be open for the weekend" said Ruth Esperance, Acting Pinedale District Ranger.
With White Pine Ski Area and Resort scheduled to open and operate today, the road up to White Pine can be a little challenging, so please drive carefully. "I would like to extend a thank you to the county for plowing and preparing the road for todayís opening," stated Ruth Esperance.
For more information call the Pinedale Ranger District at 307-367-4326.
Message from Acting Pinedale District Ranger, Ruth Esperance:
Happy Holidays and Great News!
Happy Holidays! Hello, my name is Ruth Esperance and I am currently filling in as the Pinedale District Ranger. I have hopped over the mountain from Lander where I am the District Ranger, to fill in here until a new Pinedale District Ranger is named.
By now most of you have heard the great news that "Citizens to Save White Pine, LLC" are now the new permit holder for the White Pine Ski Area and Resort. As we speak there are likely some lucky individuals that have already hit the slopes at White Pine, with opening day set as December 9, 2010. We are very excited about this winterís operation and the beautiful and very modern facilities that exist at White Pine. This was a long time in the making, with the sale of the business to the group "Save White Pine, LLC" occurring on October 17, 2010. From that point in time, both "Save White Pine, LLC" and the Forest Service have been working hard to get all the financial aspects in order and evaluated, along with many other items involved in a business transaction of this type before a permit could be issued.
So, if you have not already done so, please head up there and take a look at the wonderful accommodations, and while you are there please visit with the new owners of White Pine. Itís a wonderful operation and group of people that we look forward to working with long into the future.
If you have any comments or questions, please stop by the office or call me at 307-367-5710.