FOR SALE: A former ski area in Wisconsin


Do you have $5.75 million? If so, you can buy 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 resort is up for sale again. The current owner, Martin Murphy, purchased the property in 2020. Based on current real estate market conditions, he will sell it at this price for a considerable return, or develop it into a “mixed-use community with estate homes, lodge and private club with restaurants and activities such as sledding, 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. With the ski area uninsured, the slopes have never reopened to guests and the terrain has remained largely derelict for the past two decades. The ski resort featured snow groomers, snowmaking equipment, a large rental facility, an A-shaped clubhouse with bar, golf course and 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 old and current photos of the property are below. Image credits: Lake Geneva regional news, real estate agent


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