If anyone can do it, maybe it’s Les Otten.
The ski industry icon has pulled off plenty of improbable feats over the course of his career, but perhaps none is as ambitious as his latest venture; attempting to re-build The Balsams Resort and transform it into the largest ski area in all of New England, potentially dwarfing Killington and Sugarloaf.
This wasn’t something Otten, at age 74, was looking to achieve, especially not with a four-season resort. He’s admittedly a winter guy.
But guilt won out, finally forcing him to look at the plans. He was floored.