PRICE TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – A financially failed ski resort now has new owners. The couple won’t reveal much about their plans for Alpine Mountain, but they did give us a glimpse into what we can expect.
Jim and Linda Schlier own a local candle shop, towing business, and Pocono Mountain Harley Davidson. Now they can add one of the oldest ski resorts in the state to that list!
“It’s amazing and a beautiful, beautiful property,” Linda says.
They plan to transform Alpine Mountain into an overnight destination resort for locals, tourists and Harley Davidson enthusiasts to enjoy.
“It’s going to be an awesome place with a lot of fun for all ages,” Linda adds.
The Schlier’s will update the main building, pave the road, and fix the bridge at the entrance, which has been falling apart for years.
“We hope to do something that makes the community proud of what we’re doing, because we’re proud of this community. I mean, we love it here in the Poconos,” Jim smiles.
Skiing and snowboarding is not part of the new plan. Although, one ski lift will remain in place. Owners say it may be needed to transport guests to the top of the mountain.
The Schlier’s won’t say much about their plans, so we do have to stay tuned.
Linda says, “once we get it up and running and what we want it to be, people will flock here. It will be a nice place to bring your family and have a good time.”
Lisa Gerst lives near Alpine and used to work there in the Resort’s busy days. She was sad to see it shuttered and is now visibly excited about these plans.
“Yes! Yay! Horray!,” Gerst laughs.
She’s looking forward to the new era these new owners have promised.
“They have several reputable businesses so if they’re going to buy this, it’s got to be a reputable business too,” Gerst adds.
The Schlier’s are breaking ground this summer for a new Pocono Mountain Harley Davidson in Tannersville. After that, they plan to focus on cleaning up Alpine.
The bought the 100 acre property for $412,000.