I'm going to buy MT Bachelor in Bend, Oregon. Is it for sale? No. How much would it cost? $30-50 million. There are a few details I don't have figured out yet (although I have figured out the financing!). Bachelor is a wonderful ski area, and it is the sixth largest in the U.S. It is enormously popular in Bend, which is a place I have a burning desire to live. The real issue is no one buys a ski area in order to make money. It's kind of like saying you want to start an airline or breed horses. Taking on $50million in debt in order to live like a pauper is unappealing to me. And there is the little fact I don't know anything about running a ski area. Oh well. I'm not going to let that slow me down. I need to win MegaMillions in order to not care.
MT Bachelor is owned by a Salt Lake City-based company called Powdr Corp. They own several other resorts (Killington, Copper MT, Park City, etc) and are not too popular in Bend due to a lack of investment in improvements. I intend to make Bachelor the Crown Jewel of the West, and the most enjoyable place to bring your family that has snow. Think Bill Veeck (famous baseball promoter) but on a mountain.
And so it was said, and so it shall be done.