Judge authorizes sale of snow guns from private ski resort

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — A bankruptcy judge has approved a process to sell snowmaking equipment from the bankrupt Hermitage Club at Haystack Mountain in Wilmington.

The Brattleboro Reformer reports interested buyers have until Oct. 25 to submit bids.

If a bid other than the one for $287,000 submitted by a subsidiary of the neighboring Mount Snow ski resort's parent company Vail Resorts Inc. is found to be qualified an auction will be held Oct. 29.

The sale is set to include 41 snow guns and other equipment used in the snowmaking process.

The Hermitage was a private ski resort at Haystack Mountain in Wilmington that includes a golf course, inns and restaurants. The state shut down its business operations last year for failure to pay sales and use taxes.

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Information from: Brattleboro Reformer, http://www.reformer.com/