New Zealand entrepreneur plans upgrades to Teton Pass Ski Resort

Posted By: The Ski Channel on August 2, 2010 10:12 am

A successful New Zealand internet entreprenuer has recently purchased the Teton Pass Ski Resort, located west of Choteau, Montana, and announced plans to spend approximately $3 million over the next two years to improve the ski area.

Rich Lister Nick Wood said he plans to build two new poma surface lifts to add over 250 acres of additional ski terrain, increasing the vertical drop by 400 feet to 1400 feet, the Great Falls Tribune reported.

The New Zealander Wood has a documented history of business success as he founded and later sold one of New Zealand’s largest internet providers. Wood also has a previous experience working in the resort industry, as he developed several resort hotels in the South Pacific.

Teton Pass ski area has not operated since the 2008-09 winter season.