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Causer, Owlett Express Optimism for Denton Hill’s Future

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The former ski resort to become a “four-seasons destination” with $10 million dollar investment from the state of Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG – The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) today announced it will work with locally based Denton Go, LLC, to grow recreational opportunities in all four seasons at Denton Hill State Park in Potter County.

Reps. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter) and Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford) issued the following statement in response to the announcement:

“This is great news for our region. Revitalizing Denton Hill and expanding it to a four-season destination will bring significant benefits for economic growth in the region, drawing more customers into our existing small businesses and encouraging the development of others. With Cherry Springs State Park just 20 minutes away, the upgrades at Denton Hill are sure to benefit both parks. 

“We also continue to hear from local people who share how much they miss skiing at Denton Hill, and it will be wonderful to bring back that opportunity for them, along with other recreational opportunities throughout the year.

“We encourage DCNR and the Department of General Services to expedite the work to get Denton Hill up and running as soon as possible.”

According to DCNR’s announcement, Denton Go, LLC, is a new company comprised of three members from the local area that was formed to operate the concession at the park. The company brings a wealth of business and mountain recreation experience that includes ski and hospitality operations.

The next step is for DCNR and Denton Go, LLC, to work out the terms of a 35-year lease, which includes a capital investment from Denton Go. The design phase for park improvements will coincide with the issuance of the concession agreement. DCNR has committed $10 million in capital investments to the park.

Ski Denton has been closed since winter 2014.

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