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.