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Telemark Has a New Owner

(10/16/13) One of Wisconsin's most famous -- and troubled -- ski resorts has a new owner.  The Telemark Lodge near Cable was bought by Newco L-L-C of Colorado during a sheriff's auction yesterday in Bayfield County.

  The firm paid 926-thousand dollars.  Telemark went into bankruptcy, and was abandoned by its former owners last month.  It's the third time in 29 years that the property has been through the foreclosure process.  The lodge itself has been closed since March.  It was not immediately known what Newco had in mind for Telemark -- or if they'll get it ready for the upcoming ski season.  Telemark was among the first alpine ski areas in the U-S.  Emeril Lagasse was the executive chef there for four years in the late 1970's.  These days, Telemark is best known as part of the route for the American Birkebeiner (birk-by-ner) cross country ski race. 

 

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