Soldier Mountain ski area in Idaho has sold for $149,000 to Matt & Diane McFerran of Bend, Oregon. Bruce Willis owned this ski area for nearly two decades before donating it to a local non-profit in 2012. Soldier Mountain just announced the sale via Facebook minutes ago.
“The Board of Directors and volunteers of Soldier Mountain Ski Area wish to thank all of you who have supported us through the years, and those who participated in our sale process. We are thrilled to announce our chosen buyers of the ski operation. They are Matt and Diane McFerran of Bend, Oregon.
We look forward to them joining the community and to a smooth transition and many years of skiing, boarding, and biking at Soldier!
Stay tuned for further reports from Matt and Diane.
President, SMSA “ – Soldier Mountain today at 4:45pm
Soldier Mountain has been for sale since October 15th, 2015. The sale went viral when the non-profit that ran Soldier announced that the ski area would be selling for only $149,000. Soldier Mountain received 800 emails inquiring about the sale in the first 24 hours and over 2,000 emails in the first 72 hours. Matt and Diane must be highly qualified buyers and great people if Soldier Mountain picked them from the pile.
They’re selling the ski area so cheap because they were given the resort by Bruce Willis in 2012 and they sold the ski area for merely the amount they owed on it which was exactly $149,000. Their main goal was to sell the ski area to someone who would get the ski area open this winter since they didn’t have the funds to do so themselves.
Good luck, Matt and Diane! You currently the envy of many.