Judge OKs sale of Md. ski resort to Kansas group

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) -  

A bankruptcy court judge has approved the sale of Maryland's only ski resort to a unit of a Kansas City-based real-estate investment trust for $23.5 million.
 
A judge in Greenbelt, Md., approved the sale of the Wisp resort to EPT Ski Properties, a unit of EPR Properties, on Tuesday. The judge also approved the sale of a golf course and other land to National Land Partners for $6.1 million.
 
The resort filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 2011 after defaulting on nearly $30 million in loans it had received from BB&T Corp. of Winston-Salem, N.C., to build a golf course community near the ski hill. Home sites in the Lodestone golf-course development didn't sell as well as expected.
 
Formal closing dates for the sales are expected in December.
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