CHOTEAU — Plans are in the works for Teton Pass Ski Resort , a popular ski area that's faced financial troubles in recent years.
Steve Dogiakos of the Choteau Chamber of Commerce confirmed on Friday that it was sold earlier this month to Choteau resident Chuck Hlavac, who had been the resort's general manager.
Hlavac said, "As of right now, I am hopeful and optimistic that we will be able to get the work done and operate for the coming season; however, I don't want to over promise and under deliver. There is a literal mountain of work ahead of us, and we are very late to get started."
New Zealand native Nick Wood purchased the property back in 2010 with plans for major renovations, but repairs closed the ski hill for several seasons,including last winter.
Community leaders say they felt the financial impact after the ski hill closed, and are looking forward to seeing skiers stream through the town once again.
A feasibility study was completed in June, and the deal was finalized on September 6th.