FOR SALE: A Former Wisconsin Ski Area

FOR SALE: A Former Wisconsin Ski Area

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FOR SALE: A Former Wisconsin Ski Area

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Do you have $5.75 million? If so, you can buy a property in Wisconsin right next to Lake Geneva that was once home to a popular ski area. The Lake Geneva Regional News reports that the long-lost Majestic Mountain ski hill is for sale again. The current owner, Martin Murphy, bought the property in 2020. Based on the red hot current real estate market conditions, he will either sell it at this price point to get a considerable return, or develop it into a “mixed-use community with estate homes, lodge, and private club with dining and activities such as tobogganing, tubing, platform tennis, hiking trails, swimming, and mountain biking.” 

The ski area was opened by Bill Grunow Jr. in 1957 and remained a community mainstay until 1988 when their base lodge burned down. Due to the ski area being uninsured, the slopes never reopened to guests, and the land sat mostly abandoned for the past couple of decades. The ski hill featured groomers, snowmaking equipment, a large rental department, an A-frame lodge with a bar, a golf course, and a driving range. Perhaps its most notorious attraction was the Majestic Bandstand, which hosted artists like Stevie Wonder, The Who, Chicago, the Monkees, and the Beach Boys.

You can view the listing on Realtor here. Some vintage and current photos of the property are below. Image Credits: Lake Geneva Regional News, Realtor

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