Mount Sunapee is built on public land but has been in private operation since 1998.
While most in the ski town are cautiously optimistic about Vail's arrival, others are fearful it will cause a real estate boom that will squeeze them out.
In New Hampshire, the attorney general’s office says the deal can’t proceed without state approval.
The parents of the boy had filed a civil suit against the resort for negligence. An appeal is not out of the question.
Once the sale is completed, Vail will own five ski resorts in Colorado: Crested Butte, Vail, Beaver Creek, Keystone and Breckenridge.
Workers living in company housing at Keystone were told they would have new roommates by Christmas. The company now says the plan is voluntary.
A handful of ski resorts like Arapahoe Basin and Aspen Skiing Company hope to change skiers' views on climate change.