Thunder Bay's Candy Mountain Ski Resort is shutting down and its owner is concentrating its snowmaking machines to Loch Lomond Ski Area.
Owner Ward Bond, who bought the resort in the mid-1980s and tried to sell it this year, has not decided its future. A group of private investors attempted to save Candy by converting it into a private resort with a membership fee, but the plan fell through.
Loch Lomond and Baldy are the only two Thunder Bay area skill hills to operate this winter. Candy has been in financial trouble since December 1999 when the previous owners fell behind on lease payments and closed the resort. Bond kept the resort open, but saw a steady decrease in business over the years, losing skiers to larger U.S. resorts.