(12/09) For most people, Liberty Mountain Resort and
Carroll Valley Resort are indistinguishable from each other. While that hasnít
been true in the past, it may soon be.
Representatives from Liberty Mountain Resort announced
on April 20 an agreement to buy Carroll Valley Resort.
The two properties will be combined and operated under
Liberty Mountain Resortís management, according to the press release announcing
"Years ago, both properties were designed to operate as
one complete four-season resort and this purchase moves us closer to our vision
of becoming the premier four-season resort in the region," said Eric Flynn, the
president and general manager of Liberty Mountain Resort.
The reason that the resorts havenít combined before
now, though they have been around since the 1960ís is that they were sold to
separate companies in the 1970ís and operated independently since then,
according to Flynn.
The combined resort will become a four-season resort
that will include 100 hotel rooms with mountain views, greater dining options,
meeting and banquet space, more than 100 acres of ski terrain and a golf
course. Liberty Mountain has 16 skiing and snowboarding trails, six chairlifts
and 15 snow tubing lanes. Carroll Valleyís 18-hole championship has a four-star
rating from Golf Digest and one of Golf Styles "100 Must-Play Courses of the
Mid-Atlantic." The combined resort will also have swimming pool, hiking trails,
horseshoes, billiards, exercise room and croquet
The two resorts had attempted to combine in November
2008, but the deal eventually fell through a month later. Flynn said then that
the timing wasnít right for the sale.
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