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- Hawk Mountain Resort closes inn, restaurant and spa for season
Access to Hawk Mountain Resort amenities for daily and
nightly visitors will cease at the start of the new year for this
winter season, according to the Okemo Valley Chamber of
While rumors swirled for the last month about the possible
demise of the rural Route 100 resort in Plymouth, between
Okemo and Killington, OVCC Chief Executive Officer Marji Graf said
Friday that Hawk will close its 50-room inn for nightly
rentals, restaurant and spa operations to the public this
season because of a financial decision the resort had to make.
Graf would not elaborate, only saying that Jim Nielsen, general
manager of Hawk, told her Hawk homeowners will still have
access to the pool and other amenities.
She also said she believed all operations would be back and
running in the summer of 2013.
Graf said she did not know how many locals would lose their
full- or part-time jobs there.
A message left for Nielsen Friday afternoon was not returned. A
call to the resort's main reservation line resulted in a woman
saying that if Nielsen wanted a story on it, he would call the
Graf said the impact from the Hawk closures on local economy in
the region could be bad or good, depending on who you talk
On one hand, she said, the region is losing another 50-room
inn for daily use.
"But the other inns and resorts will pick it up. It could
be good for the other lodging," Graf said.
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