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Bruce Willis wants to donate his ski resort at Soldier Mt. to a non-profit

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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   Dennis Nicholls

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Posted April 04 2012 - 10:44 AM

Bruce Willis and his former wife once owned much of Hailey, Idaho, and also were the main owners of the nearby Soldier Mountain ski resort. I guess times aren't so great on the Willis front: he's selling much of his holdings and now has offered to donate the Soldier Mountain ski resort to a non-profit group that will step up to keep the place operating. http://www.mtexpress...p?ID=2005141448 I guess operating at a loss for several years isn't helping his cash flow any. I don't ski anymore but I would guess that Soldier Mountain is in a tough spot. Boise has the local Bogus Basin resort 15 miles from downtown, and it's a non-profit that fits family budgets. If you drive 2 hours from Boise you can be in well-known Sun Valley. From Boise it's about 2/3 of the way to Sun Valley to get to Soldier Mountain.
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#2 of 4 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted April 09 2012 - 09:22 AM

All kinds of cool people own property in Idaho. 


And to be filed in the "Things I Never Knew" folder:  there's a website called: www.FamousHomeowners.com

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#3 of 4 OFFLINE   Stan



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Posted April 09 2012 - 09:37 AM

Don't mean to sound so cynical, and he will hopefully donate it to a good cause, but I'm sure he'll get a big charity tax write off so it's not the wonderful altruistic thing everyone thinks it may be.

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Posted April 09 2012 - 05:03 PM

I don't think it is ever claimed that he is being altruistic. I'm pretty sure most people suspect he is doing it for tax purposes; however, even with a tax write off he probably isn't going to come out ahead if the business has been losing money steadily. At least the non-profit route gives the employees there a chance at preserving their jobs if the business can be saved. At the same time Willis cuts some of his losses. It looks like the best chance at creating a win-win situation.
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