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Ski instructors save Bluewood

Post by Craig Hill / The News Tribune on Oct. 18, 2010 at 10:36 am with No Comments »
October 18, 2010 10:36 am

The Tri-City Herald reports that Bluewood ski resort will be purchased by a pair of ski instructors. A source told The News Tribune that had Mike and Kelly Stephenson not purchased the ski area it would not have operated this season.

From the Associated Press:

A Kennewick couple plan to take over the Bluewood ski resort.The Tri-City Herald reports Mike and Kelly Stephenson are hoping to close the deal next month with Stan and Nancy Goodell who are retiring.

Mike Stephenson has worked as a ski instructor at Bluewood for 15 years, and Kelly Stephenson is a Level 1 instructor.

Kelly Stephenson says they want to keep skiing affordable for the community. They also plan to add mountain biking and archery to keep the Bluewood accessible year-around. The Forest Service owns the land, 21 miles south of Dayton.

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