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Plan Revived To Redevelop Southern Vt. Ski Area

A plan to reopen a ski areas in southern Vermont has been revived.

The Maple Valley Ski Area in Dummerston closed in 2001. A developer who was interested in bringing it back as a year-round recreational resort withdrew the proposal in 2011 after the town review board asked for more specifics and wanted residents' concerns to be addressed.

Now, the review board has scheduled a hearing on April 23 for an application by the developer, MVS Associates of Stamford, Conn.

The Brattleboro Reformer reports that, in addition to skiing, snowboarding and other winter events, the application describes plans for mountain biking, hiking, maple syrup production, soapbox racing, camping, and other activities.