After Months in Limbo, Telemark Resort Sold

By KBJR News 1

March 8, 2011 Updated Mar 8, 2011 at 6:59 PM CDT

Cable, WI (Northland's NewsCenter) --- After nearly twelve months of closed doors and an uncertain future, the Telemark Resort in Cable, Wisconsin has been sold.

Paul Eckerline and Telemark Partners have agreed to purchase the resort from current owner Dick Short, with the final deal expected to be signed April 1.

The resort sits on 1,100 acres and has become a centerpiece for tourism in northwestern Wisconsin, most notably as host of the annual American Birkebeiner ski race.

Local officials were excited by news of the sale and say that, as Telemark goes, so goes the local economy.

"Plain and simple, the more beds we have available in our area for people to stay in, the more tourists can come to our area and spend their tourism dollars," Cable Chamber of Commerce Executive Director James Bolen said. "It's big for our local economy."

Bolen said Eckerline is planning a full renovation of the Telemark Lodge, expected to be complete by next February.

Financial details of the sale have not been released as of yet.

Posted by Zach Schneider
zschneider@northlandsnewscenter.com