Olympics At An End, Fortress Gets Ski Reprieve

Mar 1 2010 | 3:51am ET

The Winter Olympics are over, but Fortress Investment Group’s ownership of the ski resort that hosted the games’ alpine events is not.

The New York-based private equity giant struck a last-minute deal with its creditors to avoid a foreclosure auction of British Columbia’s Whistler Blackcomb Resort, originally scheduled for Friday. As part of the tentative agreement, Fortress-owned Intrawest will restructure some $1.2 billion in debt. For its part, Fortress will have to inject another $150 million into Intrawest to pay down some of the debt it defaulted on in December, and Intrawest will pay higher interest rates.

The debt restructuring agreement may not be finalized until April.

Intrawest’s failure to make the December payment cast a pall over the Vancouver Olympics, which ended yesterday: The creditors threatened twice to auction off the Whistler resort during the games.


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