The empire expands, kind of


CNL Lifestyle Properties, which owns numerous ski resorts throughout the country, but leases back operations, just inked a deal with Triple Peaks LLC, owner of Crested Butte, Okemo, and Mount Sunapee.

So, does this mean Sugarloaf/Sunday River/Loon passes (which are operated by Boyne through a lease-back with CNL) will be valid at these resorts next season? Other resorts in the CNL ski porfolio include: Brighton, Cypress, Bretton Woods, Northstar, Sierra-at-Tahoe, Mountain High.