Mount Baldy sale approved

The sale of Mount Baldy Ski Resort in the South Okanagan has passed its last major hurdle.

On Monday, the B.C. Supreme Court approved the sale to a group that will operate as Baldy Mountain Resort. The deal has been winding its way through the approval process for months.

“A lot of hard work and support has been received in preserving the … gem in Mount Baldy,” said Gary Powroznik, managing director of G-Force Group, representing the receiver in the sale.

Baldy Mountain Resort said it plans to complete the purchase as quickly as possible so it can immediately start pre-season activities to ready the resort well before the 2016-17 ski season.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to be part of this project and can’t wait to help Baldy Mountain Resort achieve its potential,” said Joey O’Brien, an experienced resort operator who will be the resort’s managing director.

Mount Baldy Ski Resort is located just north of the Canada-U.S. border and east of nearby Osoyoos and Oliver.

At nearly 5,700 feet, the resort says its has one of the highest base elevations, the most sunshine and the lightest powder of any ski resort in the Okanagan.

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