Poconos ski resort sells for a bargain

Skiing isn’t probably on your mind this somewhat sunny Memorial Day weekend.

But if you are a skier who frequents the Poconos, you have probably heard of Alpine Mountain Ski & Ride Center located south-east of Scranton. For 40 years, the resort was open for business until last fall, when the the 97-acre property with 21 ski trails, including three greens, 12 blues, and six diamonds, went on the market, LehighValleyLive reported. Warm weather was a factor.

On Monday the mountain was sold for the bargain price of $412,500 to a Monroe County couple, who are still toying with ideas for what they will do with the property.

 

“It wasn’t economically feasible for the previous owner to maintain and keep the skiing open, given the recent warm winters we’ve had,” Jim Schlier told the Pocono Record. “So, we plan to sell two of the three ski lifts and keep one.”

Schlier, along with his wife, Linda, own several businesses in the area, including a towing company and a Harley-Davidson dealership.

They hope to turn the property into a destination resort that may include catering to motorcyclists, the story reported.