Indy Pass partner White Pine Ski Resort in Pinedale, Wyoming has a new owner. The Pinedale Roundup reports the current operator of the slopes, Alan Blackburn, has sold the slopes to Audrey and Kyle Odermann, who own the nearby Lakeside Lodge. The deal will become official if the U.S. Forest issues a permit to Audrey and Kyle Odermann, among other conditions. The Lakeside Lodge is a well-reviewed hotel in the town, having 4.5/5 stars according to Tripadvisor and 4.6/5 stars on Google. The current owner(Blackburn) and General Manager(Katie Lane) will stick around to handle this season and help get approval from the U.S. Forest Service for the ownership transfer. Katie Lane will remain the General Manager following their ownership shift.
The Odermanns are aiming at expanding the summer activities at the resort. Such ideas include hosting weddings, corporate retreats, and horse camps. One of the big projects currently happening at the ski area is the rebuilding of their base lodge, which was destroyed in a 2019 fire. The lodge is expected to be completed this Spring. Here’s what Audrey Odermann said about being the new owner of the mountain:
“We are excited for the opportunity and privilege to operate such an important recreational destination for the surrounding community. White Pine is an important part of our winter operations and we have enjoyed our partnership with Alan (Blackburn, majority owner of White Pine) and his team since our first days at Lakeside. The purchase is a natural extension of our business strategy to provide recreational opportunities in the area.”
Trails: 29 (8 beginner, 9 intermediate, and 12 advanced runs)
Lifts: 3 (One of which services their tubing park)
Vertical Drop: 1100 feet
Indy Pass: Yes
Other Activities: Tubing, Nordic Skiing, Luxury Cabins, plus an RV & Camping Park.Image Credits: White Pine Ski Resort