(PRESS RELEASE/49 Degrees North)
Eminger had owned Chewelah ski resort for 23 years…
49 Degrees North’s previous owner and General Manager John Eminger has announced his retirement. Mr. Eminger recently completed the sale of the ski area and announced his retirement to be effective November 15, 2019.
While working closely with new ownership, Mr. Eminger continued as the General Manager through the summer and worked diligently to plan and implement improvement projects across the mountain. Eric Bakken, longtime Mountain Manager, took over the reins as General Manager effective November 15, 2019.
On April 19, 2019 49 Degrees North was acquired by CMR Lands for an undisclosed price. 49 Degrees North and Silver Mountain resorts will now have related ownership but will operate as independent entities.
John Eminger owned 49 Degrees North Mountain Resort for 23 years. During that span, he planned and executed substantial improvements to the resort and the snowsports industry as a whole. He was an active member of the snowsports industry in the Pacific Northwest region and co-founded Ski the Northwest Rockies Association, which continues to thrive today. On the mountain, his vision led to 2 chairlift additions and over 700 new acres of terrain. More