by Matthew Frank
Tom Maclay, who’s proposed the Bitterroot Resort, owes the bank $23 million. He has less than a year to turn the Maclay family ranch into cash or else he’ll lose the land. “There’s always a Plan B,” he says. “The train is leaving the station on the public [resort].” Instead, “Why not just have a private club?” He envisions an exclusive community where only residents can access the slopes, something akin to the Yellowstone Club. “That can be easier to do,” he says. “It’s a simpler, faster model.” Faster being the key word.
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