Granite Peak owner buys Indianhead, Blackjack ski resorts in Michigan

The operator of Granite Peak ski resort in Wausau is expanding into the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with the purchase of Big Snow Resort, home to two of the region’s oldest ski areas, Indianhead and Blackjack mountains.

Charles Skinner, a Minnesota-based ski resort operator, bought the property last week from Art Dumke, an Oshkosh real estate developer. In addition to Granite Peak, Skinner’s company, Midwest Family Ski Resorts, also owns Lutsen Mountains Ski Resort in Minnesota.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Greg Fisher, chief marketing officer for Midwest Family Ski Resorts, said Skinner plans to make significant investments