Published March 07, 2010, 12:00 AM

Telemark owners approve sale

The proposed sale of the Telemark Resort near Cable took another step forward Saturday with the approval of a purchase agreement.

By: Fox 21 News, Duluth News Tribune

The proposed sale of the Telemark Resort near Cable took another step forward Saturday with the approval of a purchase agreement.

The Telemark Interval Owners Association voted to approve the agreement with Telemark Partners, which wants to renovate and redevelop the lodge and nearly 1,000 acres of land.

The vote — which included more than 100 TIOA members in attendance and several hundred proxy ballots — was 867 to 5 in favor of the agreement, according to a news release from the resort.

Completion of the sale hinges on local government approval of 12 land-use plan resolutions for the Telemark site. The resolutions were approved by the Town of Cable last month, and are slated to go before the Bayfield County Zoning Committee on March 18.

Telemark Partners plans to renovate the lodge, reopen the ski area, add a snowboard park and create a residential development at the resort. Developers also want to create an athletic training center.

Telemark Resort is perhaps best known for its long-standing connection to the annual American Birkebeiner cross-country ski race.

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