Cable, WI (Northland's NewsCenter) --- A central hub of outdoor tourism in northwestern Wisconsin may soon be under the state's control.
Telemark Resort near Cable, Wisconsin, has been battling declining visitors and dropping revenue for the past decade.
Some money available through the state, though, could actually split up the Telemark property.
In that scenario, the Department of Natural Resources would buy most of the forest land and leave the facilities open for private purchase, something officials say could be good for all parties involved.
"The thought is that this is one possible scenario whereby the total purchase price of the property could be reduced," Cable Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director James Bolen said. "It potentially would be a win-win because it still would protect the trail systems, it would create forestry revenue for the county, and potentially decrease the purchase price and make it work."
Even with the struggles of Telemark, major events like the American Birkebeiner and the Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival have continued.
Reported by: northlandnewscenter.com