Now the public will get a chance to own a piece of Cable’s historic Telemark Lodge.
Kubarek Auction and Estate Services is holding a Telemark online auction starting this weekend. Bidding opens at noon on Sunday, May 24 at kubarekauction.com and runs through May 31. The second phase of the sale runs May 31 through 6 p.m. June 1.
Items for sale include historic and nostalgic items such as furnishings from the 10-plus rooms; housekeeping, restaurant and bar equipment and furnishings; items from the mechanical and maintenance departments; snowmaking equipment; ski lift and reclaimed building materials.
A $47 million project to bring new life to the lodge stalled in 2018. Environmental and title concerns discovered during a due diligence period caused Telemark Development Partners LLC to announce it would not move into the next phase of the purchase.
The lodge was built for $6 million and opened in December 1972. It fell on hard times in the mid-1980s and has gone through numerous closings since.
North America's largest cross-country ski race, the American Birkebeiner, has its roots at the lodge. The "Birkie" leases Telemark's 713-acre land for its annual race. Telemark's land and trails are adjacent to the Birkie's starting line and the trailhead of the American Birkebeiner Trail.
People who purchase items at the auction will schedule appointments to pick them up June 3-4.
Call 715-558-3352 for more information.