Windham Mountain, Windham, NY (December 27, 2018) -
Windham Mountain Resort and North Castle Partners today announce that they have entered into a strategic partnership. The support of North Castle will allow Windham to expand upon its commitment to continued investment in the premier year-round mountain resort destination within two and a half hours of New York City. As an outdoor lifestyle destination in the Catskills, Windham Mountain Resort offers year-round activities including skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, golf, entertainment and special events. North Castle Partners is a leading consumer private equity firm with 20+ years of focus in the healthy, active and sustainable living sectors.
As Windham Mountain Resort enters an exciting and historic 58th winter season, the new partners intend to build upon Windham’s renowned operational excellence. Current management and staff will remain in place, along with some existing partners who have consistently invested in the Resort. The broader Windham community will continue to benefit from Windham’s ongoing investment initiative, which includes a recent $8 million capital spend to develop a six-passenger lift, RFID ticketing, and state-of-the-art snowmaking and grooming equipment, all of which have been unveiled in the ‘18/’19 winter season. All season passes, ticket products and mountain programs will remain unaffected.
“Windham is a unique and exceptional place, and we are thrilled to join North Castle’s impressive portfolio of brands, all of which align with our core values and goals, while remaining independent within the snow sports industry. This new partnership creates countless opportunities for our guests, staff, and local community,” said Chip Seamans, President and General Manager of Windham Mountain Resort. “I look forward to working with North Castle and our existing partners, continuing to build upon our standing traditions of excellent guest service, family focus and sustainability, while cultivating new ways to expand our vision for the future,” Seamans said.
Seamans concluded, “The entire Windham community is grateful to Randy and Kathy MacDonald for their vision and extensive contributions over the last decade.”
Financial terms were not disclosed, and certain existing shareholders of Windham Mountain Partners, including Steven Starker and Charlie McGuffog, will remain active partners.
About Windham Mountain Resort
Windham Mountain Resort is a year-round destination in the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County, NY, about two and a half hours north of New York City. With 285 skiable acres, Windham boasts 54 trails serviced by 12 lifts, with a new high-speed, six-passenger detachable lift for 2018/2019. The Resort offers six terrain parks, Terrain Based Learning™, beginner packages, lodging, dining options, an Adventure Park, a full-service spa, sunset skiing, and much more. In the summer months, Windham Mountain Bike Park is famous for its World Cup course, but also features a three-mile-long beginner trail. Windham Mountain Country Club is an 18-hole public golf course with a private club atmosphere. Visit windhammountain.com for details on these activities and more, and for information on upcoming events.