>La Grande Observer | Union and Wallowa Counties' News Leader

Observer news NE Oregon Classifieds Web
web powered by Web Search Powered by Google

Follow LaGrandeObserver.com

http://ee.lagrandeobserver.com/images/grande_09-22-14-140922210757-685e1ccbfdcf8275825a3d127c04a61a_medium.jpg

La Grande Observer print edition

view all La Grande Observer print publications »

The Observer Paper 09/22/14

The LaGrande Observer is now online in a Replica E-edition form and publishes Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Current subscribers have full access to the E-edition.

View Paper

If you are not a current subscriber, subscribe today for immediate access.

Subscribe


Recent article comments

Powered by Disqus

Home arrow News arrow Local News arrow Anthony Lakes thriving, officials say

Print

Anthony Lakes thriving, officials say

BAKER CITY — After almost three years, quasi-public ownership of Anthony Lakes ski area no longer seems like an experiment to Alice Trindle.

Trindle, a longtime skier, ski instructor and one of five members of the board of directors for the nonprofit Baker County Development Corporation, which owns the ski area 35 miles northwest of Baker City, believes the switch to public ownership has proved its merit.

During the 2012-13 ski season, the third since the resort’s former owners turned it over to Baker County, which then transferred the operation to the nonprofit corporation, Anthony Lakes employed more than 100 people with a payroll of $400,000, and it bought almost half a million dollars in goods and services from businesses in Baker and Union counties, said Trindle, who lives near Haines.

And those figures don’t include money that visiting skiers spent in local motels, restaurants and other businesses, she said.

The “Stay and Ski” program, which has motel-and-ski packages for visitors, has proven popular, and helped to entice more skiers from the Portland area, Trindle said.

Motels in La Grande, Baker City and North Powder booked more than 300 room nights last winter through the program, according to a press release from Anthony Lakes.

Peter Johnson, Anthony Lakes general manager, emphasized the ski area’s economic benefits in the press release.

“There is no doubt that the communities of Baker City, North Powder and La Grande have seen a stabilization of their winter business due to the economic contributions of Anthony Lakes ski area,” he said.

Print

blog comments powered by Disqus
News
Local / Sports / Business / State / National / Obituaries / Public Notices
Opinion
Editorials / Letters / Guest Columns / Columnists
Features
Outdoors / Ag / Spiritual / Go Magazine / Portraits
Classifieds
View all classifieds / Jobs / Autos / Real Estate / Rentals / Place an Ad
The Observer
About / Contact / Commercial Printing / Subscriptions / Terms of Use / Site Map
Also Online
Photo Reprints / Slideshows / Weather and Valley Cam / /index.php?option=com_rss&feed=RSS2.0&no_html=1">RSS Feed ?> RSS Feed

Follow La Grande Observer headlines on Follow La Grande Observer headlines on Twitter

© Copyright 2001 - 2014 Western Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. By Using this site you agree to our Terms of Use