The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports that Sugar Loaf owner Kate Wickstrom is optimistic skiing can return to the Leelanau County resort this winter for the first time since 2000. “We’re going to at least open up for a little bit of skiing this winter,” Wickstrom said.
The state has been working with Sugar Loaf to get ski lifts certified and at least one lift should be ready to go this winter. However, a dispute over the sewer looms as a potential roadblock. If Sugar Loaf comes up with a plan to generate a small enough amount of waste this winter, the resort could be eligible for county approval of a drain field, an alternative to the sewer system.
Read Skiing again at Sugar Loaf? in the Record-Eagle.