Denver’s Alterra Mountain Company is planning to buy this Vermont ski resort

In this Oct. 23, 2019, photo, a trail map and ski slopes await the ski season at Sugarbush Resort in Warren, Vt. In the tight labor market, ski areas are having a tough time hiring seasonal workers so they're upping the ante by boosting wages, offering more worker housing and other incentives. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)
Sugarbush on Oct. 23, 2019. –Lisa Rathke / AP, File

WARREN, Vt. (AP) — Alterra Mountain Company in Denver says it has entered an agreement to buy Sugarbush Resort in Vermont.

The purchase would increase Alterra Mountain’s total year-round mountain destinations to 15 in six states and three Canadian provinces.

Alterra’s chief executive officer said Wednesday that it’s excited to expand in the Northeast. It also owns Stratton Mountain in Vermont.

The company says Sugarbush president Win Smith will remain in that role and will oversee daily operations and plans for future capital improvements.

Officials say the sale is expected to close in the first quarter of 2020.

Terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.

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Among the Alterra Resorts are Steamboat and Winter Park in Colorado; Tremblant in Quebec; and Deer Valley Resort and Solitude Mountain Resort in Utah.